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Gotham Sofa

The Gotham is available in the following configurations: 2 seater sofa, 3 seater sofa, 4 seater sofa and above, chaise lounge sofa, corner sofa and sofa with open end.

 

With regards to materials, this modern sofa is available in fabric or leather upholstery.

 

Gotham is derived from one of Eilersen’s biggest successes, Baseline, which is extremely consistent and very popular. With the same resoluteness, Gotham has added round shapes, teddy bear stuffing, ruffles and a pair of strong details enabling it to follow Baseline into the sofa Hall-of-Fame.

 

What is it that makes a sofa a success? “I think the secret is to be loyal to the themes that have taken hold in the market and letting the sofas speak a language of shape that people understand. Baseline is spelled out with a simplicity that is devoid of curlicues and frills. It is easy to understand. It is easy to implement in its own style. And it is classic. I have therefore relied on its foundation and the lines that Baseline represents, but I have aimed for a slightly more raw and rustic look with refined details that challenge the classic in a whole new balance.

 

Paunch, leather ruffles and a high back with an angle

The first thing that catches the eye is ruffles. Both the body, seats and cushions have a 12 mm wide ruffle that decoratively and seductively pulls the lines of the sofa up. “In the first prototypes I have chosen leather because it gives a raw contrast while appealing to multiple senses,” says Jens Juul Eilersen, stressing that ruffles are available in exactly the color and the material that people want. Another striking detail is that the back angles over the armrest. “Where Baseline has perfectly straight lines, I’ve decided to give the Gotham back an angle while making it 6 cm higher. This provides extra comfort and it makes the couch suitable for us Scandinavians, who can be 180 – 190 cm tall. Extra comfort is also in the upholstery. Gotham is padded all around with 600 grams of fiberfill, which is like a nice little paunch that gives the sofa a teddy bear look. Making it complete while reaching an uncompromising 100% balance, there is the Eilersen fabric collection which for the occasion is supplemented with new Italian fabrics that match Gotham’s strengths.

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Inspiration, Quality & Design

Designer

jens juul eilersen

Jens Juul Eilersen

DENMARK

Jens Juul Eilersen took over the management of the family’s small furniture factory in the early 1960s and has since created some of the most modern and popular sofas. When he was a kid in the 1940s, he spent many summer vacations in Funen, where the family factory, which his grandfather Niels Juul Eilersen had founded. Jens has a passionate interest in the objectives and proportions, and when he was not in the workshop, he sat and sketched. Instead of doing homework, he would draw figures of the furniture. In 1959, Jens hired to take care of the creative part of the furniture production of the family business.

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