Though 99% of our focus here at Heddels pertains to raw denim, many readers here will know that we’re constantly keeping an eye out for other uses of one of the garment’s core components, indigo dye. Earlier last month, furniture designer, Stephen Kenn, who’s well known for combining minimalism and vintage military fabrics, teamed up with Los Angeles denim designer, Simon Miller, to create a naturally indigo-dyed sofa that evokes the best parts of a broken in pair of jeans.
The sofa features a steel welded frame plated with copper that is oxidized to mimic aged copper plated rivets on a pair of jeans. The canvas is dipped in natural indigo and then washed in vinegar to the point where it looks like a pair of denim after a few washes. The canvas is fastened to the frame with hand-dyed belts. While this isn’t a huge stretch for Kenn as he’s worked in denim and bag design prior to turning to furniture, the piece arguably could not have been better executed and takes indigo dye to a new level.
The is available through Stephen Kenn‘s official website for $6,000.00 USD.