In 2015 I collaborated with BoConcept on a Four-Part Blog Series to showcase the process of choosing and designing a new sofa for our living room. An integral element of our home and my day-to-day styling, our striking Carmo sofa has provided our family with a lot of enjoyment over that time. Changes are now about to take place as I embark on the exciting journey for a second time, and I’m thrilled to be sharing the process with you all once again.
As a starting point, I have been looking the beautiful new 2018 BoConcept Catalogue. Available to view as an e-version here, you can also order the catalogue online. Inside it showcases all the products and gorgeous imagery, providing plenty of ideas and inspiration.
In 2016 I had the pleasure of styling the Carlton sofa in our living room space and I loved how it looked. As with all of the BoConcept sofas, it is customisable in terms of fabric and configurations. Both very important elements to take into consideration, I know the colour has to be something the family and I all love and want to live with for a long period of time, while the fabric has to be hard wearing. Likewise, the configuration must suit our space and the way we like to live. Luckily we’ve had the chance to live with both options, because our current Carmo sofa can be configured in many different ways. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know how often I like changing it around! We are lucky that our open-plan living room space lends itself to having both separate sofas and a modular configuration, but it also makes the decision that much harder!
A sofa that immediately caught my eye in the catalogue is the gorgeous new Adelaide sofa. Part of a stylish new collection of furniture inspired by the Adelaide dining chair, the collection extends the Adelaide’s Nordic expression of simplicity into other rooms throughout the home with a sofa, a living chair, a coffee table and a barstool. The collection, designed by Henrik Pedersen, also marks the recent 65th anniversary of the company.
“We have transferred the Adelaide dining chair’s simple lines and shapes to the entire Adelaide collection. Its design is quietly confident. It’s easy on the eye and has a natural form and expression. The Adelaide looks like something that is nice to sit in – and that is one of the most important parameters of an international design success.” -BoConcept designer Henrik Pedersen
Since its introduction, the Adelaide dining chair has been one of BoConcept’s signature products, taking classic Danish design heritage and mixing it with a modern Scandinavian twist. Pictured below, it pairs beautifully with the new Vancouver dining table. With its characteristic wings, the new Adelaide sofa is beautiful from all angles, with slim organic lines and an elegant form. Available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers, when covered in dark leather or heavy fabrics the sofa has a modern, softer lounge look. The same applies to the new Adelaide living chair which can be customised in countless colours and materials. In addition, you can choose from either fixed legs or a centre pin with swivel.
Now back to my decision on sofas! The Oaska sofa shown on the right hand page below, is the third contender. With a touch of 60s design influence, I love its light look and slim proportions. Shown here in warm leather, it also has the option of tufted seats which provide a classic look and visual softness.
Next week I will reveal which of the three sofas I choose and I’ll also share details of the customisation in terms of style, colour and fabric.
In addition, I’ll be running a silent auction in collaboration with BoConcept for our Carmo sofa, with all proceeds going to a wonderful NZ charity. Details will follow on the blog later this week.
Images 1,3,4-7 courtesy of BoConcept
Images 2-3,8 styling and photography by Michelle Halford for TDC
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