Room by Room – the Goetz Sofa

This week, Room by Room with FormFire Glassworks takes a look at a current interpretation of modern style, the Goetz Sofa.

Designed for Herman Miller to be part of their classic collection, the Goetz sofa is at once current and hearkens back to the height of mid-century furniture design. Cradled in a bent wood veneer shell, the upholstered leather sofa has curved lines with a decidedly masculine tone. Amazingly enough, the shell was made with a special corner mitering process that leaves the wood with only a single seam. Available in 5 wood finishes with a huge selection of upholstery options, this piece is an instant classic.

The masculine wood and retro styling of this sofa is the starting point for my handmade accessory choices. A rolling bar cart recalls the days of cocktail parties and evening get-togethers. A walnut end table provides not only a tabletop for display, but interior storage for books and magazines. A vibrant pillow in shades of orange and chartreuse liven up the neutral palette, while a hand-made peppermill graces the dinner table. The cat gets to join in the mid-century style with an asymmetrical bed with wooden base.

Next week I will choose a new iconic piece and give you my picks for accessorizing your modern home.

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