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• Excellence in Furniture using Fabric, WA
• Excellence in Furniture using Fabric,
e team at Lounge Innovation took home
both state and national awards for their
innovative Larsio Sofa, which impressed
judges for its comfort, versatility and
e Slip Art collection, which gave the
sofa its winning edge, is a new designer
range of covers that allows customers to
change the look of their lounge without the
cost or hassle of re-upholstering.
" e sofa is versatile and ideal in tough
economic times because it lives on through
different trends," says owner and designer
Tony Menna. "You can have a different
lounge for each season, for each mood even,
simply be changing the cover."
e Slip Art collection was the result of a
relatively intense design process: "It was on
the drawing board for about three months,"
says co-owner Tanya Menna.
"We wanted to bring loose covers back into
a contemporary setting because the idea
Whereas reusable covers 10 years ago were
99 percent practicality, one percent good
taste, the Slip Art collection balances the
scales to bring an artistic touch to the couch.
Made from a combination of jarrah and
structural pine, the Larsio Sofa comes as a
two, three and four-seater, which makes it
suitable for any room. " e lounge is really
sturdy and comfortable," says Tony. " e
sort of couch you can throw yourself on and
Lounge Innovation, 5 Yelland Way, Bassendean,
(08) 9377 0700, loungeinnovation.com.au.
YOUNG ACHIEVERS: Top, Brianna Russell, Guy Eddington
and Ken Chun Kit Yeung; middle, Guy's highly acclaimed
Library; bottom, Ken's national award-winning Jimme Chair.
CREATIVE THINKERS: Tony and Tanya Menna
from Lounge Innovation.
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