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Military Canvas and Blackened Steel Sofa V1

$9,000per item

About

Conceived in 2011, this sofa design was the first piece in The Inheritance Collection by Stephen Kenn. Beginning from a place of curiosity about how furniture was constructed, the collection is a result of reimagining typical upholstered seating. Since first designing Inheritance Collection, Stephen Kenn has been inspired by the inherent history in vintage military-issue materials. Each piece of vintage olive green military canvas is distinctive and will have unique markings from its long history of use. The foam seat cushions have been wrapped in polyfiber, allowing for a soft and comfortable lounge experience. Sitting atop a blackened steel frame, the piece has support belts featuring taupe cotton webbing, oxblood leather, and blackened steel buckles. Every Stephen Kenn piece is made to order through our Los Angeles studio. We create these pieces utilizing a number of small businesses and fabricators in the LA area. We welcome inquiries about custom dimensions or custom material combinations to best fit your space and personal aesthetic.

Customization Options

Please message us to see our Customization Guide with all available options. We offer a wide variety of materials and finishes for the following customizable components: Upholstery: canvas, wool, leather Frame Finish: natural, plated, polished, powdercoated Belts: belt webbing, belt leather, belt buckles Custom dimensions are available upon request. For trade clients, COM/COL can be used with approval.

Details

  • Creator
    Stephen Kenn (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in (76.2 cm)Width: 108 in (274.32 cm)Depth: 38 in (96.52 cm)Seat Height: 17 in (43.18 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2017
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    11-12 weeks
  • Condition
    This item is made to order.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2492311743183

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping

    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Maker

Stephen Kenn

A native of Canada, artist and designer Stephen Kenn has been working in the design world for nearly a decade, creating multiple denim lines, men’s travel luggage, and now turning his eye towards the world of furniture design. He has a passion for art and a deep respect for the creative process. He considers it a privilege to push the limits of what he understands of artistic mediums, and each project he pursues comes from a place of deep passion. Deeply inspired by the simple design philosophy of the mid-century era and the stories inherent in WWII military fabrics, he created The Inheritance Collection. This collection is both innovative and simplistic in design, and comfortable enough to be conducive to good conversation. Each piece begins as a welded steel frame that has been rusted and then coated with protective polyurethane to stop the aging process and provide a smooth finish. Custom-made webbing and leather belts are then woven together to create the support structure for the cushions. The belts are an exact replica of a 1940s-era Swiss military “mule belt.” The belts were originally used to strap supplies onto pack mules for the soldier’s journey to the front lines. Sitting atop these interwoven straps are the comfortable down-alternative pillows covered in repurposed US military half-shelters that have been washed and softened. These vintage, military-issue half shelters are full of the character that comes with age and extensive use.
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