The Niemeyer sofa is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture was spread like sculptural poetry in the History of humankind. The rounded lines of the sofa are influenced by the remarkable ‘Casa das Canoas’ designed by Niemeyer in 1951.
Looking on the human scale point of view, the house glass facade disappears within the tropical forest, however, from an aerial view, the sculpted concrete flat roof floating on pillars stands out in the landscape. The flat roof offers its flowing forms to the round velvet seat while the pillars share their black tone with the darkened oak legs. In detail, the sofa is focused on the roof indented front curve framing a large granite boulder. It is precisely that backward curved movement that we discover in the seams of the meticulous upholstered work that flows all around the arms of the sofa.
The exclusive design furniture company Insidherland
Created by Architect Joana Santos Barbosa in 2012, INSIDHERLAND is a Portuguese brand of exclusive design. Drawn with the signature of the creator, the impressive range of furniture, lighting, upholstery and accessories are connected to her personal memories and have been highlighted for their innovative and soulful designs. Joana explores several influences from travels around the world to define her own Land as a place that allows her to translate her perceptions into objects of art. INSIDHERLAND presents two inspiring collections. Beyond Memory Collection is deeply influenced by organic forms of nature, legends and traditional cultures, as for the Identity Collection is molded by forms of Architecture and Art. Both collections are designed as a dialog in which nature meets strong architectural lines to create relaxed and sophisticated interiors surrounded by natural materials and meaningful art pieces. Being positioned in strategic markets of high-end luxury decoration, INSIDHERLAND team is proud of working with the best architects and interior design studios from all over the world who seek for handmade exclusive objects that arouse emotions and stand out in exquisite spaces. We are dedicated with love and enthusiasm into every creation to surprise a sensitive but demanding public. Using the expertise of traditional craft techniques, all creations are made by the hands of Portuguese master craftsmen and jewelers who wisely sculpt them in noble materials, finalizing every detail with elegance and perfection.