Published on : Friday, April 2, 2021
E-commerce furniture site Dims has released its newest piece and first upholstered product: the Alfa sofa, created in partnership with design studio Takagi Homstvedt. For this new piece, the company said it set out to create a functional, great-looking, heirloom-quality piece with a standout design. The sofa is offered in both three-seat and two-seat options and is available in 10 colorways from sustainably produced Kvadrat textiles.
The colorways include toast, soft charcoal, off-white, shell pink, Primera green, dune, ikat red, NOLA, goose gray and buttermilk. “Taking cues from the sleek curves of ‘60s Italian autos, the Alfa sofa artfully balances fullness and compression for a tidy yet ample silhouette,” said a company spokesperson. “Plus, a subtle yet distinguishing feature is the long legs that disappear into the sofa’s upswept backside, offering the illusion of suspension.”
Furniture designers Jonah Takagi, who lives in Chicago, and Halleir Homstvedt, who lives in Norway, first collaborated in 2016 as part of an exhibition sponsored by the Embassy of Norway. Since then, Takagi Homstvedt has designed furniture for clients like Design Within Reach. “The development process was pretty long for Alfa. In the end, we arrived at something we’re proud of and I’m glad Dims didn’t balk at using fancy textiles,” Takagi said. “I’m sure there are equivalent textiles from other manufacturers but there’s a cachet that comes from working with a company like Kvadrat – it’s just plain nicer.”
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