10 Most Awesome Couches
1Giant Stuffed Cat Couch
2Edible Chocolate Couch
3World's Largest Sand Couch
The sofas, some of which are 30ft long, were the idea of the National Trust and were made from a base of straw which was watered, trimmed to size, and covered in a green grass blanket.
Bosses came up with the odd idea after it was revealed that the average family spends 43 hours a week sitting on their couch, even in the summer.
Each sofa was positioned in an "outdoor living room" and took just over a month to grow.
5The Toad Couch
Riera is a poet, photographer, sculptor, and former medical industry worker who has a studio in Cadiz, a historic naval port near the Strait of Gibraltar. The Toad Sofa is the latest in his line of animalistic furniture. He kicked off the bizarre series with the Octopus Chair, which was lifelike enough to make an old salt dash for the Kraken harpoon, and migrated to chairs mimicking a rhino, a walrus, an elephant, and a whale.
6Huge Teddy Bear Couch
Made up of a cluster of prickly-printed cushions, the sofa plays on irony through the contradictory elements. The barbed plant is printed on bi-elastic fabric, with the seating designs complemented by matching ottomans.
8Flying Carpet Couch
"East meets West" by Tonio de Roover is a sofa that invites people together to sit, talk, or read. In a visual sense, "East meets West" is a sculptural object, an item that refers to a flying carpet that wants to rise from the earth. It is reminiscent of the Tales of a Thousand and One Nights, thus heralding a connection with non-Western cultures. The simplicity of the shape and the materials are used to emphasize this image.
The picturesque couch makes you feel larger than life as you use nature's largest objects as your personal lounging tool. Just watch where you sit. Those pine trees can be a bitch.
The sofa was made by taking a mold from a real Chesterfield, which is then used to make a glass textile reinforced casting. The cushions are a part of the casting. Before making the mold, the padding inside the cushions was replaced with a rigid foam which was modeled to make “bum prints.”
The molding techniques used by Gray Concrete pick up detail really well, so the concrete sofa really looks leathery. There's even a concrete 50p piece stuck down behind one of the cushions to complete the realistic effect.
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