After writing yesterday's post
on Kite Cabin, the winner of the Shed of the Year 2009
contest, I went on somewhat of a shed-kick and ended up on the website of David Ballinger’s (a Brit, natch) fantastic prefab shed company, MetroShed
MetroShed’s modern green shed designs have been on my radar for a while now but I wasn't aware that the company had moved into green furniture design and production with MetroSofa
. Or maybe I was aware but had purposely forgotten about MetroSofa — launched to the public early last year — because, honestly, the designs are so beautiful that they drive me crazy.
I do say that with a touch of hyperbole but normally I’m not a sofa man. I gravitate towards home accessories, lighting, and other furniture pieces … I like sofas that are unassuming, bland, and gray colored. They just don’t really get me going.
, however, is a different story. After looking at several of the company’s modern designs I was overcome with an immediate sense of “must have now.” MetroSofa furniture isn’t cheap (it starts in the $1,400 range plus shipping costs from Florida) so I’m going to start working on that piggybank.
, MetroSofa pieces are constructed
with both the buyer and Mother Nature in mind. The sofa frames are recycled/antique that would have otherwise met an untimely end in a landfill. All the materials used in creating each sofa — paints, finishes, fabrics — are chosen for their eco-friendly qualities. The company will also take on custom projects.
Pictured throughout this post are a few of my favorite MetroSofa creations. What do you think? A stroke of green design genius or a bit too whimsical?
And FYI, MetroSofa also produces armchairs
(love the Louis-style ones) but I was so smitten with the sofas I couldn’t fully tackle the chairs.