Karim Rashid’s Float sofa looks more like a bench than a standard couch. This unique type of seating includes built-in arm and headrests in contrasting fabrics, but the overall effect is that they were somehow an afterthought on the part of the designer, rather than an integral part of the design from the outset.
Throw in a couple of coat hooks on the high back (which is also meant to be a space divider – perfect if you happen to live in a studio apartment or simply want to distinguish different areas of your living space for distinct purposes), and you have a very stylish and distinct piece of furniture.
The collection also includes a low-back couch if you don’t need or want the high-back space divider. The rounded lines on this piece do give it an inviting, but thoroughly modern, look and the addition of the throw pillow is a very nice touch.
The designs give a splash of color to the room without appearing gaudy, which will definitely appeal to our reduce and reuse mindset. The furniture does look comfortable without being in any way over the top, but will consumers see the value in this type of very clean look?
Time will tell, but comfort will always be an important part of the equation when a buyer is looking for living room furniture. Unless the piece looks like it would be somewhere a person would like to sit, it’s going to be hard to make the conversion from a browser into a buyer.
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