Marcel Wanders inevitably designs home furnishings that are classic in their appeal with an unexpected twist that’s fresh and bold enough to enliven any living space. The line of sofas he’s designed for moooi Boutiques is no exception.
The sofa itself is a long, lean contemporary sofa with three cushions. The spare, box-shaped sofa is saved from starkness by the generous upholstery of the back and seat cushions. The straight arms are also upholstered but retain a mid-century modern feel with their straight run down to the base of the sofa. There are plenty of right angles to the moooi Boutique sofa that are softened by the generous foam upholstery in the cushions and the luxurious upholstery materials.
But what elevates the moooi Boutique sofa is its extraordinary concept – you purchase your sofa “naked,” then choose from a variety of “dresses,” which are essentially upholstery slipcovers custom designed to fit each piece of your sofa like a glove. These are NOT the tacky, one-size-fits-all slipcovers your grandmother threw over the old couch in the guest room. They are exquisitely designed upholstery options that fit your sofa like a glove, giving you the option to completely change the look of your moooi Boutique sofa as often as you like for about 40% of the cost of replacing the sofa. You can also switch between four lovely leg options, including carved wood and graceful curved chrome models.
From buttoned-up wool pinstripes to sassy, bright silks, you can find an upholstery style to compliment your décor. Marcel Wander’s playfulness reveals itself in details. Is that a man’s face peeking out of the sumptuous gold and cream brocade of the Jester sofa? Does the elaborate pattern of the refined, old-world Deer sofa hint at the shape of a woman’s body? Moooi boutique will be introducing new “dresses” each year, so the possibilities will truly be endless.
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