Tuesday, June 15, 2004

amsterdam. in. new. york.

Technically the Amsterdam sofa is a "sectional" but that's a pretty ugly word for this intriguing slab of furniture. It seems designed as a conversation piece, both in the way people will converse about how interesting it looks and in the way they'll be able to easily converse with one another while sitting on it.

compromising. positions.
When it's closed, the Amsterdam has room for three, maybe four, friendly people. Friendly as in you'll probably be bumping into each other a lot, since the main seating area is more like a small bed than a couch. Open it can seat six or seven, although only four of them will get a bit of back rest. Both have their pluses and minuses. Closed: more compact and easy to romp on, but hard to use like a traditional couch because of its giant seating area. Open: plenty of places to put people, but now the depth of the seats is a bit more shallow than most people will find comfortable.

picture. this.
These colors are not to my taste, so when I picture this in my mind I try to clothe it in some more becoming cloth. You can go with a single tone fabric or leather throughout, which will tone down the funk factor a bit. Photo taken with a Nokia 3650 phone at Design & Comfort in New York.

the. cost.
Starts at $4,999.

hot. tip.
The Amsterdam screams "home theater!!" to me. Closed, it's the perfect place to snuggle up with your sweetheart while watching Casablanca. Open, it's got enough room for all your friends to come over and watch the new blockbuster.


Blogger ateya said...

I love this sofa. its like a sofa that changes with the day. but i can't imagine anyone actually sitting on it with breakfast when its closed and their legs straight out. besides which i wonder if its easy enough to pull it open and shut continuously, without which its actually not worth it. but i love it and i have to say that.

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is the manufacturer of this piece?

4:10 PM  

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