Earlier this week at Maison d'Objet in Paris, Acne Studios--the Fashion House and Creative Collective, formerly known as Acne Jeans--launched its first furniture collection. Acne founder and creative director Jonny Johansson began his career in furniture design. For this collection, he drew inspirationfrom Swedish designer Carl Malmsten. For example, Malmsten's New Berlin Sofa is distorted and upholstered in denim. Johansson explained the significance of the New Berlin Sofa in a quote to Grazia: "With this sofa as a reference, I started to look at how we work architecturally, instead of just treating, say, the upholstery." He added: "I decided to objectify its form from a perspective play. As we do in fashion we played with proportion, lineage and structure - stretching, squashing and pulling the simplistic shape to create new sculptural forms." The end result is a pair of sofas that are described as edgy and futuristic.
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