Christiane Hogner's Cushionized Sofa

Christiane Hogner's Cushionized Sofa

Abby Stone
Aug 10, 2010

We have a friend who just moved into a new apartment. Unlike another friend who quickly settled in, this one's more on our kind of schedule. A month later there are still boxes to be unpacked, to do lists to be completed, paint colors to be decided upon. She's got the bare minimum: a dining table and chairs, a bed and nightstands, but her living room's barren. Christiane Hogner's design might provide some inspiration until she can figure out her sofa situation.

Christiane Hogner's designs spring from the everyday and have the familiarity of the "I can do that" school of design. Composed of 48 pillow forms, it's the kind of thing we find particularly appealing because of the elegance in its simplicity.

It looks like something we could do ourselves, but in reality, coming up with the idea and executing it so our neat piles of cushions wouldn't immediately disintegrate into a messy pillow pile takes a little more effort and ingenuity than just stacking them neatly. If you were really going to go for a DIY attempt, it would require the sewing and furniture construction skills to tack them all together and affix your stacks to a base.

Images: Christiane Hogner

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