Currents | Furniture
By STEPHEN MILIOTI
Published: February 17, 2010
For some, the sectional sofa brings back bad memories of a giant glossy vinyl remote-control swallower circa 1982. Patrick Jouin’s Item, above, elegantly reimagines the often not-so-stylish sectional genre.
Mr. Jouin, a Paris-based designer, created a series of 10 free-form, angular components that vary in shape and height and undulate, rising and falling like pieces of sculpture. They can be combined in multiple ways — and you don’t need all 10 to make a sofa.
Available in a range of colors and fabrics, starting at about $4,000. For information or to order: Bernhardt Design, 58 West 40th Street (Avenue of the Americas), (212) 997-6600, bernhardtdesign.com.
A version of this article appeared in print on February 18, 2010, on page
D3 of the New York edition.
Reprint & Image above provided by Bernhard Design Press.