Wall Street Journal: Norristown’s Maximalist Studios Adds Legendary 1960s Baughman Sofa

As larger semicircular sectionals start replacing L-shapes due to COVID-19, Norristown’s Maximalist Studios enriches aèits even space with the 1960s Baughman sofa. Image via Maximalist Studios.

As the pandemic continues to dictate the need for more space to allow for social distancing, L-shaped sectionals are being replaced with both newly designed and vintage larger semicircular sectionals, writes Christina Poletto for The Wall Street Journal.

One of those who are following the trend is designer and author Eddie Ross, who founded Maximalist Studios in Norristown with Jaithan Kochar three years ago.

For the event space, Ross combed through eBay until he managed to find a legendary 1960s Baughman 12-seater sofa. He then paid around another $3,000 to buy, ship, and then reupholster the piece.

For Ross, who is the author of “Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style with Chic & Accessible Finds,” the sofa adds to the overall appeal of the space thanks to its comely profile and magnetic appeal.

“It reminds me of the couch in the ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ bottle,” he said. “People just want to be in it.”

Read more about the new trend in sofas at The Wall Street Journal by clicking here.

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