Opium beds, for communal lounging have been in China since the Tang Dynasty, when opium smoking became an accepted social activity which necessitated a comfortable and presentable piece of furniture for receiving guests. Neri&Hu took this historic typology and updated it to create the Platform sofa, a contemporary sofa with a simple profile. Deep arms form two useful shelves, as well as side tables for books or a cup of tea.The solid wood frame cradles our tired bodies on a lazy Sunday morning, as addicts to our newspapers and coffee instead of the opium in imperial China.
Available in American black walnut finished with a Danish oil; American white oak finished with a Danish oil or a white oil; European Ash finished with a Danish oil, white oil, black stain, brown stain, or brushed/painted in a choice of brown RAL 8019, black RAL 8022, or white RAL 9010; and a range of fabrics.
Short: 90 1/2" W x 36 2/5" D
Long: 98 2/5" W x 36 2/5" D
Arm Height: 20 3/4"
Platform Short Sofa comes with four small throw cushions and two large back cushions, and Platform Long Sofa comes with five small throw cushions and two large back cushions as standard. These cushions are feather-filled. The seat cushions are made from memory foam and Dacron.