Lounge Low

They really knew how to relax in the 1970s, and the low, chunky sculptural furniture facilitated some serious lounging.

There has been a recent resurgence of sofas that were designed in the 1970s, such as TOGO by Ligne Roset, DS-600  Sofa by de Sede and Sesann Lounge by Gianfranco Frattini, which don’t have legs, instead sit low to the floor. Furniture of the era is soft, marshmallowy, curved and all about comfort.

The low, chunky sculptural furniture of the 1970s facilitated some serious lounging. Interior of Freshwater Apartment by Olivia Bossy. Photo – Tom Ross.

Key designs from Sarah Ellison’s furniture line, ‘A New Wave’.  Photo – courtesy of Sarah Ellison.

Hotel les Roches Rouges. Photo – Nicole Franzen.

The 1970s continued to see a love of nature translated to interiors. Photo – Nicole Franzen.

Cane bedhead by Amber Road Design. Photo – Lisa Cohen.

Modern macrame. Photo – Nicole Franzen.

A contemporary twist on timber wall panelling. Photo – Nicole Franzen.

Beautiful brick walls interior shot of project by Clare Cousins Architects. Photo – Lisbeth Grosmann.

Clare Cousins Architects. Photo – Lisbeth Grosmann.

Sunken lounge in project by Junctions 90. Photo – Christine Francis.

Pop & Scott’s Byron showroom. Photo – courtesy of Pampa.

Modern macrame. Photo – Nicole Franzen.

Table from Dust Merchants. Photo – Caitlin Mills for The Design Files.

The 1970s inspired ‘Jay Table’ from Sarah Ellison. Photo – courtesy of Sarah Ellison.Photo – courtesy of Sarah Ellison.

The Peninsula House, by SJB, designer Andrew Parr. Photo – Nicole England.

These Walls wallpaper. Photo – Kate Holmes.

The Design Files Open House 2017 homebar by Gordon Johnson, featuring Terrazzo from Signiorino. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files.

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