The Magic Hole Sofa is an extended, sweeping form of the Chair of the same name. Featuring the same reliance on playfulness and surprise, the same distinctive "magic holes,"Â and the same confident mix of the curved and the straight line, it's a perfect modern sofa (that's also quite a bit easier to move around than your average leather bound behemoth). Designed by Phillipe Starck and working partner Eugeni Quitllet, this is a sofa with an incredible pedigree that has proved the value of it renown. It's also got one of the most fantastic, silly, and frankly glorious names we've ever come across as Smart Furniture.
The "magic holes" of the sofa are the deeply recessed pockets that are in the arms. These recesses are anything but dark or cave-like however. Painted in bright oranges and greens, they seem doorways into a more colorful and provocative inner life. Like a chair with eyes - windows into the soul. The Magic Hole Sofa is nothing if not playful, teasing, and surprising. For many angles you can't even see the holes, which just happen to be the main element of the design. So even to people who see or use the sofa everyday, the holes can still be a daily "surprise."Â
The magic of great design is that it makes something ordinary extraordinary, either in form, function, or both. With this piece Starck has produced something that is beautiful, delightful, comfortable, lightweight, and actually weatherproof. This would be a good sofa even without the holes - but with them it elevates to a whole new level of artistic success.
Paired with the matching chair, or just on its own, the Magic Hole Sofa is a beautiful addition to any living room, den, or outdoor area. It's built to be gorgeous but it's also tough and light on its feet. Shock resistant and weatherproof, it's a piece of furniture for all seasons.