Sometimes you just need a sofa. Most of my life i’ve been opposed to owning sofas (at least the ones I can afford). Most sofas are rather large, unweildy, and take up more space than their intended purpose should warrant. But if anyone wants to buy me one of those mid century modern sofas from Mad Men i’m fine with shifting my opinions :-) .
Fortunately, im in a position to have many guests at the apartment for parties and dinners. So having a place to sit is an inescapable need. This project was a compromise between what I really wanted and what I actually could afford. The final bill for this sofa was about 200 dollars and 30 hours of work.
The sections are made from 3/4″ birch veneer plywood, the front panels are raw masonite, the cushions are high density upholstery foam, and the fabric is from G st. fabrics upholstery ends.
The masonite panels hide storage. Each of the sections are designed to be reposition-able. Sleeps one adult comfortably.
Since early last year I have been working part time to create a small bindery with my friend Karen. We finally launched PigeonNote a couple weeks ago and are now open for business online. It’s been a long 19 month journey and for the last 4 months we were, what felt like, ‘two weeks to launch’ perpetually. But all the hard work, late nights, business hurdles and creative bottlenecks have been worth it. We have a small company we are proud of that makes products we personally love. Right now PigeonNote is producing handmade journals, cards, and papercrafts here in the DC area using American made, responsibly sourced paper. In the near future we will expand to micro publishing of art books and niche titles.
The focus of our work at PigeonNote is high quality, simply designed paper work that immediately feels familiar, yet has enough originality that it’s worth special consideration. I hope you’ll browse the shop today and give us some feedback when you get a chance (either on this post or on the pigeonnote blog). We plan to launch new products routinely (and probably discontinue products just as frequently) so stay tuned to product and company developments on the PigeonNote blog notes.pigeonnote.com!!