#sofa4manhattan was Crowd-Crafted for a New Yorker’s Lifestyle

Posted On Fri, August 8, 2014 By

Posted On Fri, August 8, 2014 By In Design, Furniture

Couch shopping in New York is not as simple as one may think. The furniture has to be petite enough not to overpower a small space, fit through the doorway, and make it around the sharp walk-up turns (remember the “pivot” scene from Friends?). And with those challenges in mind, Berto and Design-Apart brought together 11 New York-based designers and Italian designer Luca Nichetto to crowd-craft the ideal sofa for Manhattanites. Design-Apart produced one of the three designs from the workshop. Called #sofa4manhattan, the selected concept is a contemporary work that unites a number of different pieces.

Sofa4Manhattan, Design-Apart, Berto, apartment sofa, Luca Nichetto

#sofa4manhattan is a cubby/couch hybrid, perfect for a snug corner and doubling as a chaise lounge. Its wooden base conveniently extends to serve as an attached end table. Bright yellow stitching pops against the zippered, canvas-style cushions, as do the fun, multi-sized throw pillows. So, all you Manhattan dwellers, is this the perfect sofa for your space?

Watch a video of the collaborative design process below.

[Via Design Milk]

Photos courtesy of Berto

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  • Alyssa Alimurung

    I want it! It looks so comfy and I love the colorful pillows and threading

  • Wally




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