One of the trends in Interior Design that we are loving this season is the use of sailcloth for interior elements. For example, Jennifer Jako at Fix Studio brilliantly used sails as room dividers and chair slipcovers in the design of the restaurant above. Not only do they add a bold graphic element, they are super sturdy and will easily withstand the wear and tear of a commercial application.
In addition to sail cloth being used in built environments, we are also seeing a number of furniture pieces that use new or recycled sails. For example, the stunning Spinnaker chair by Hødnebø, $5,549 proudly displays a sail on the back. It’s modern and cool, yet seems to tell a story of adventure beyond its clean lined appearance. It comes in a range of cushion fabrics and sail materials with a black, grey or white frame.
There is something incredibly cool about knowing the material on the chair on which you are sitting has sailed the ocean waters. That’s one of the reasons that we love the beanbags made by 727 Sail Bags. They have a range of interior and personal products and the SOLO pouf above is out of their lovely line of beanbags.
Durability is a key element of sailcloth, so it makes for a great material to be used both indoors and outdoors. The “blow sofa extreme” above, made by Malafor, is made of a Dakron sailcloth that is resistant to rain and sun. Perfect for lounging out in the sun with a good book.
The chair above, designed by Enrique Kahle, beautifully showcases recovered sails. Note how the sails actually support you in this design.
We don’t know about you, but we’re looking forward to seeing this trend evolve into even more of our interiors in the next few seasons.