This design was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright designs, and incorporates many of his design touches. This could be made as a freestanding piece, or could be built-in, as many Arts & Crafts sofas were. The bottom design shows a pair of these built in along 1 wall. Made from oak, with upholstered seat cushions in your fabric of choice. Made to order.
Above left is a built-in window sofa for a London client. The initial design, which had more of a Frank Lloyd Wright feel to it, progressed till we ended up with the finished piece, which drew inspiration from a sofa by English Designer maker Eric Sharpe, shown right. The sofa was designed to include some storage, and they had end bookcases & cupboards under the seats. Finished off with Morris's Willow Bough fabric. The sofa was made from oak.
The sofa above right is by the US makers L & JG Stickley, c.1912. It has a classic Mission style, but the panelling makes it look more spohisticated than similar slatted back & sides sofas. Another good design element is the way the arm rests extend around the sofa on 3 sides, giving a very horizontal look to the piece. And this sofa actually looks comfortable to sit on with loose seat, back & side cushions. The green sofa above left is a Morris Artisan piece, and you can clearly see the influence on the later style of sofa by Stickley. We can reproduce these sofas for an authentic interior.
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