Look! Extra Tall Alcove Sofa at Vitra

Look! Extra Tall Alcove Sofa at Vitra

Lily Gahagan
Oct 30, 2008

The color alone was enough to catch our attention (oh, how we love teal), as were the sexy zippered sides, but what we found really cool about the pair of loveseats in Vitra's window were their extra-tall backs. When facing each other, they created almost a little room-within-a-room for those seated.

They are definitely taller than similar photos we've seen of the model, making us think there might be some customizing options for the line. We've heard the alcove sofa is expensive (like $8K expensive), so we'd find it more likely to see this set up in a ritzy lounge of some sort rather than a home.

What we were most interested by, though, was the ability of the furniture to take on more of an architectural element, creating a new space in the room that isn't dependent on the walls. It's a common design element with screens, bookcases, etc, but something we haven't seen to such an effect with sofas before.

For more information, visit Vitra's website.

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