…and still working…Obviously I still have a long way to go but that doesn’t stop me from thinking about how I want the finished room to function…
I’m thinking about seating :
Here is my present thinking regarding how to make this small space work well and feel open. Also see below there are some references to illustrate my thinking.
it should be modular to accommodate different settings
- seating should be able to create a corner lounge area
- seating should separate into individual seats for a small group setting
- seating should be low and “loungy” to keep the room visually open
- seating may be able to function as a table surface
Some references I’ve been looking at:
This is a product that Patricia Urquiola developed for Gan. I like the way that it blurs the line between the seating and the floor. It’s very low and really invites lounging and offers many different positions including using the floor as a seat with the cushions being a back.
I know those images show huge spaces…
…but the concept is what I’m looking at and I would probably only need maybe 3 modules.
Here is an earlier version that I’ve seen but I don’t think this has any connection to Patricia Urquiola. Maybe this was an earlier version of the idea. This is an older image I have but I believe it was credited to Ganda Blasco
A sofa I recently saw by Minotti
Yes, these are big…
but these are examples of another part of the concept that I’m working with. I like the way a longer lounge, a normal depth seat and a table surface are all integrated together. Also note that these are very low.
I also like the low back using pillows to adjust your back rest. That seems very flexible to me but something I will need to experiment with.
I’m thinking low equals lounge and when all the pieces are squeezed together they’re a guest bed.
More visuals to come as the concept gets more developed… oh…and I also have a lot of plaster and electrical and plumbing work to do but that’s a whole other story.