Japanese Agura Sofa by Hisae Igarashi 3

Modern minimalist designs are not the same as the old, harsh decor that existed years ago. The new look for minimalist interior design is a softer look, more personal and easier to live with. The Agura Sofa by Hisae Igarashi was designed for SAJICA,. The unique sofa and ottoman featuring a minimalist look are made from pure Japanese Igusa that not only makes it an eco-friendly product, but also adds elegance to the whole set.

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Also the Agura sofa is supposedly capable to adsorb the humidity in the room and this way it can purify the toxic substances in the air, such as formaldehyde. The Agura Sofa will be at the upcoming 2010 IMM Cologne show in Germany.

Japanese Agura Sofa by Hisae Igarashi 3

I think that we can all agree that this is a very simple, even minimalist piece of furniture that is also elegant and maybe even beautiful. But there’s also something else that is very important when it comes to sofas, and this one doesn’t have it. It’s the lack of comfort that I’m talking about. This sofa does not look comfortable at all. There are no cushions or anything soft to sit on, there’s just the wood, covered in fabric. That’s not how I would like my sofa to look like. Maybe the Japanese can live like that, but the rest of us need a little more in order to feel good about our furniture.