• Squint + London Transport Museum = SOFA JOY

    by  • Friday, September 2, 2011 • Decorating and interiors, Lovely websites, News, Stylish shopping • 3 Comments

    Ah, moquette. The hard-wearing, patterned, furry fabric that the London Underground train seats are upholstered in. (I once went to a great lecture about the history of moquette and the various designs, but there were some rather gruesome details about the bed bug problem on various tube lines and I haven’t sat down since without a quick inspection first…) The London Transport Museum design team has already covered various objects with this practical retro stuff – pouffes, headboards, cushions, even handbags – and now, they’ve joined forces with those clever upholsterers at Shoreditch studio Squint to create  a collection of limited-edition moquette patchwork sofas, which will be unveiled during the London Design Festival at Tent London:

    If you visit Tent, you could win a stylish moquette armchair…and the rest of the collection will be available from the London Transport Museum’s online shop from the end of September and their bricks-and-mortar Covent Garden museum shop. - Ellie

    3 Responses to Squint + London Transport Museum = SOFA JOY

    1. Lisa
      Friday, September 2, 2011 at 8:13 pm

      I think this is gorgeous —- I actually exclaimed out loud when I saw it!!!!

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    3. Bianca
      Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      Wow! Yes, I agree with Lisa’s comment! It is so beautiful ! I actually have a patchwork jacket that is not dissimilar. If I were wearing it and sat on this sofa, you would hardly see me! Now, there’s a thought…!

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