Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Pure Love for EF+LM

The Pure Collection from Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman (EF + LM) is simply gorgeous — on so many levels. Sustainable design, luxurious inspiration and quality craftsmanship are behind every breath taking piece. The eco-friendly materials used in fabrication include FSC certified woods/veneers, low VOC water-based finishes and paints, water-based adhesives, recycled metals, soy-based foam cushions, feather ticking comprised of bamboo and organic cotton and natural jute webbing.

One of my favorite pieces in the expansive Pure Collection is the Paramount Sofa. The sofa exudes comfort at every curve. The Pure Collection designer, Skip Rumley, revealed that the Paramount was inspired from a sofa spotted in a hotel lobby in Paris. He kept the idea of the shape and refined it a bit by curving the corners, increasing the depth and length and tufting the bench seat to add texture.

Of course, if I had to choose a favorite piece from the collection, I would choose the Dogwood Bench. I was instantly drawn to the uniqueness of the shape and the leather strap work holding the bolster cushions. Rumley's goal in the design process was to create a bench with an architectural edge that was also comfortable to sit on. I say mission accomplished! He also revealed that he found the equestrian quality of the strap work alluring — again, I agree. My feeling for the Dogwood Bench would best be summarized in a phrase I reserve for my favorites: I want one!

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