As a kid I used to love the Jan Jans en de Kinderen comics. Non-Dutchies have no idea what I am talking about, but trust me; funny and recognizable stuff! The characters in the comic were often portrayed sitting on the family sofa. A modern, simple and stylish sofa without arm rests and without any frills. I loved that sofa, and decided I wanted one when I grew up.
Imagine my surprise when I found out that it was likely inspired on a real Dutch design. The BR.02.7 sofa by Martin Visser. It was designed back in 1960 and is still being made. I love the simple lines and airy design. The style of our house and decor might not suit it anymore, but I would still love to own one….
Sadly, the designer died in 2009.