The sofa borrows the basic design language from a Georgian furniture master, Thomas Sheraton. His emphasis on simplistic yet delicate vertical lines, light construction and contrasting use of veneer and inlays are translated into a modern two-seater sofa in small urban living. Employing one of his distinctive creations; square back, a typical period chaise, the design is then rectangulated to simplify the highly ornate curves. The dynamic geometry of the back of a typical chaise is kept within the furniture reflected in the angles of the underside storage. The exquisite material used in his furniture with veneers and inlay, was replaced with different colours and textures of upholstery. To achieve the exquisite colour palette, I looked into getting the reference from the exemplary vivid colours found on show birds. Luke Stephenson has worked on fascinating new series called, ‘The Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds’. The inspiration of the colour palette is from Fig. 05 and 10 of his book and those are the inspiration for the name, Lovebird.
Awarded a Design Guild Mark in 2014. Blue Lovebird manufactured by MADE.com