A Sofa Upholstered with Carpet? Way Chicer Than It Sounds

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A Sofa Upholstered with Carpet? Way Chicer Than It Sounds

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Upholstered with overlapping Persian rugs, the reception desk that greets visitors to the Beekman, a newish Manhattan boutique hotel, exudes cozy glamour. Conceived by London’s Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, the unique contemporary piece also nods to the Victorian era, when the hotel’s landmark structure was built and carpets weren’t used only underfoot. Back then, rugs were sometimes conscripted to clad furniture, and the monumental reception counter is a particularly ambitious example of this old technique made new. There are, however, sofas, ottomans and chests anyone can buy: simple, modern frames that wear a…

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