Custom Sofa for NYC Residence

  • Prize
    Winner in couch & sofa
  • Company/Firm
    Wid Chapman Architects
  • Designer
    Wid Chapman Architects
  • Other Credit
    Fabrication Dune-NYC
  • Location
    Manhattan, NY
  • Project Date
    January 2019

Wid Chapman Architects designed the sofa as part of a gut renovation of a 3,000 square foot Manhattan apartment. The client did not want a conventional wall separating the Primary Bedroom from the Living Room, so WCA create sculptural division between the two rooms. One "navigates" around this geometric, venetian-plastered form to get into the Primary Bedroom. At the same time the form creates a cocooning shape in both plan and section in the Living Room that is the home to the 17' long custom sofa. The sofa is conceived to have an integrated chaise component on the right end. At the other end there is a smaller, protruding seating element that allows for social interaction both facing the sofa and facing the adjacent window seats- which in turn have breathtaking views over Central Park