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Tailor Sofa

By Rui Alves

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$8,939 CAD

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Portuguese designer Rui Alves was inspired to create The Tailor Sofa by the memory of his grandfather’s favorite tailor shop. An image of the tailors bent over work tables and of old wooden hangers holding grey suits has stayed with Rui. Like that tailor shop, he has designed the Tailor Sofa to be authentic, with everything on display: “I wanted to show all of it, the structure, the beautiful oak wood. Nothing should be hidden, as is normally done in sofa design. The sofa is meant to be seen from all sides.”. It is especially beautiful from behind. The sofa has a light and airy appearance, the structured upholstered part supported by the wooden frame for a comfortable and practical sofa for everyday use.

The frame is made of oak wood and holds a foam shell covered upholstery. The detail in the wood and the upholstery give the sofa a handmade look and all the wood joints are carefully designed to follow the round shape of the sofa. 

Designer Rui Alves, Portugal (2017)
Height 26"
Width 70.9"
Depth 27.2"
Seat Height 15"H (no cushion), 17"H (with cushion)
Materials Natural Solid Oak, Fiberglass, Upholstery (varies with selection), Cold Foam
Upholstery Kvadrat Hallingdal 65, 103 (70% Wool, 30% Viscose) or Sørensen Leather (Dunes Dark Brown 21001)

Rui Alves

Portugal

Portuguese born, Rui Alves comes from a family of skilled craftsmen. His father and grandfather were cabinetmakers and since his childhood he lives surrounded by tools and materials. Rui studied Industrial Design, graduating in 2001. In the same year, he opened his design office based in his hometown to undertake projects ranging from furniture to product design. Always paying attention to details – almost obsessively – he works intensively to explore materials and processes. Rui has a simple and practical design approach to achieve innovative and strong personality products. His work have been recognized and selected to be part in exhibitions around the world.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Menu is a Danish design brand with a simple yet significant purpose: to enrich modern living through designs that connect individuals creatively, comfortably and functionally.

Since 1978, they have harnessed the skills of top designers and craftspeople around the world to create contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories that are clean, clever and natural, infusing a sense of calm through high-quality materials in minimalist silhouettes.

By connecting the dots between home, work and hospitality, their designs redefine how we use space and, ultimately, how we connect to those around us. 

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