For the past year I have been working on a project with Danish couch company – and now I am happy to share the journey of creating a couch with you all. From initial thoughts to the finished product. Creating products have been a dream of mine for a long time and only seems like the perfect next step for me.
You might have seen me selling my old couch over on Instagram last week, and the reason was of course that I had to make space for my very own couch. It seems very surreal right now to have you own design standing right there in your living room.
I have decided to take you on the full journey from sketches to finished product in a series of post over the coming weeks, so try to hang on – I hope you can accept my excitement for this project.
As a starting point, it all came to me with moving into my new apartment, a smaller Copenhagen apartment with no extra rooms to spare for overnight guests, which I guess is a problem many can relate to? Flipping through the Sofacompany catalogue also made me realise that they didn’t have anything similar, so it seemed like the perfect idea.
So, my idea was to create a couch that would not only look amazing in once living room but also would easily transform into a sleeper without guests having to wake up with back problems. A full-grown man had to be able to fit in it and it had to look good and not bring one back to one’s teenage room with futons and pullout couches. I tried to sketch down some of my ideas, and luckily the amazing design team understood and loved my ideas – so proper drawings were created.
Making it light and slim in proportions was important, as its size could quickly make it take over the entire living room. Compensating for the fact that it’s a pretty deep couch, we came up with the two backrest pillow solution, which takes the look to a whole new level if you ask me.
In the next few weeks I will share more on the project, final lifestyle pictures and of course pictures of the couch in my living room. Next week it will also be presented to bloggers and press, which is a bit nerve-racking even more so because they are coming to see it in my apartment.
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