Elm and Sofa and black shelvingContemporary Living Room, London
Photography by Bruce Hemming http://www.bhphoto.biz/
What Houzz contributors are saying:
At the very rear of the extension, overlooking the garden, there’s a Japanese-inspired seating area.“The owners mentioned [furniture designer and a father of the American craft movement] George Nakashima as a style reference – and he happens to be my design hero!” says Murray. “I designed the sofas as two-pieces, and they were handmade from native elm by Alex White in Clapton [east London] from four massive slabs joined in a simple, Japanese-inspired construction. The cushions were specially made by Jess Tiller.” Offcuts of the elm were used to create the two stools at the breakfast bar (see the first photo).