ISSUE 16  |  Beautiful & Unusual

Furniture: Sheepskin-Covered Seating

December 17, 2007 5:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

The Scandis have a special affinity for all things sheepskin; their enthusiasm seems to be catching. Regard the following pieces, which have a special appeal when the thermometer drops:

Above: Photo by Emma Lee.

Above: The newly remodeled lobby of the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles features shearling-upholstered chairs.

Above: Sheepskin-Covered Emma Chair; available through Country Swedish; view the entire line along with the Emma Footstool at ABC Collection.

Above: LA-based design outfit Sundayland makes The Pouf (and a smaller version, The Mini Pouf): a luxurious sheepskin-covered beanbag chair; $2,500 and $1,300 respectively, at Y Lighting.

Above: Ross Lovegrove’s Barbarella sheepskin sofa collection for Moooi is available in long-hair or short-hair versions, in prices ranging from $4,954 for the footstool to $17,373 for the 106-inch triple seater couch; go to Unica Home.


Above: Baa Lounger from Translucid; for information, go to Contemporary Designs.

Above: Jim Zivic makes the Pullman Chair in shearling.

Above: Ikea Kottla faux-sheepskin-cover ($89) for the four-seater Klippan couch ($499); go to Ikea.