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Vintage Military Canvas and Marbled Rust Sofa

$10,000per item

About

The Inheritance Sofa by Stephen Kenn is as comfortable as it is unique. The design features an exposed construction composed of three elements - a steel frame, plush upholstery, and supportive belts. The deep seating area is perfect for a relaxing lounge experience. This sofa comes with removable cushion covers to allow for easy cleaning should the need arise. Every Stephen Kenn piece is made to order through our Los Angeles studio in partnership with a number of small businesses and fabricators in the LA area. With this highly customizable sofa you can select from a wide range of finishes and materials to complement your home and lifestyle - please message us to see our Customization Guide with all available options. Since the development of the Inheritance Collection, Stephen Kenn has been inspired by the history inherent in vintage military-issue materials. This version of our Inheritance Sofa is upholstered with salvaged vintage military canvas material. Each piece of canvas is distinctive and will have unique attributes from its long history of use, including small imperfections, stamps, lettering, patches, or markings from the soldiers who used them, as well as shade variations in olives and greens. The foam seat cushions have been wrapped in polyfiber for added softness and comfort. Sitting atop a marbled rust frame, the is strapped with support belts featuring a replica of a WWII Swiss army "mule belt” with oxblood leather and antique brass buckles.

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
    Canvas,Leather,Steel,Metalwork,Plated,Welded
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    11-12 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU249236499753

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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