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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Book-Corner-Seat...



A while back we moved to a new, slightly bigger, residence here in Qatar. We decided to rent it unfurnished as, quite frankly, the furniture the landlord was proposing to give us looked like something from Liberace's SM chamber... Consequently we decided to (along with buying some of the more necessary pieces such as mattresses, living room sofas, etc. immediately) design a number of bespoke pieces ourselves... After extensive searching for a decent carpentry shop, we finally found one in the old industrial area which seemed to be both willing and able to produce something from the materials we defined, and according to the standards and level of detail we expected... After a number of false starts and prototypes we finally received our first set of furniture a short while back... We're very happy with the results...

This initial piece featured is the Book-Corner-Seat, which was designed for the landing on our top floor. It, as its name suggest, sits in the corner of the landing which is flanked by entrances to our bedrooms, and provides a focal point, as well as a casual, bit more private, 'hang-out' place where to read, chat or daydream... We're in the process of getting a thin cushion made for the square seating area... 

Included below are some additional images of the design, as well as its buildware prototype, in action...  

More related furniture submissions to come in the future... 










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