The Making Of: Remi

Oct 22, 2016

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Made in collaboration with New York-based designer Blake Tovin, EQ3’s new Remi Sofa Collection launched in the spring of 2016.


“We wanted to bridge mid-century modern inspiration with contemporary modern,” says Enri Tielmann, Upholstery Product Manager at EQ3. “To achieve this we offered two back options: the button-tufted back is a reference to the mid-century modern era, whereas the line-pull provides a contemporary look. However you define your style, both versions can work beautifully in the home – simply let your preference guide your choice.


Button-tufted back



Line-pull back


At the core of Remi is its Birch and Aspen hardwood frame, which is precisely cut, using a CNC machine. Simultaneous to the construction of the frame, the seat and back cushions are made and filled. The back cushions are customized with the chosen back – button tufted, or the line-pull. Once the frame is constructed, layers of foam are adhered to build out the sofa’s shape.






Next, a layer of wadding is added to provide comfort. To keep the clean, rectilinear lines of the Remi, a polyester membrane wraps the entire piece. The addition of this unique layer, maintains the very soft yet structured shape of the sofa. This is a completely new upholstery technique – an innovation made possible by the Research & Development and Product Development teams within EQ3, a relationship that is possible thanks to our vertically integrated organization.








Finally, the Remi receives its coat (1 of 130+ fabrics and leathers from the EQ3 collection) and cushions are added. Remi offers two leg options, black ash or walnut. This sofa, sectional or chair is now ready for quality control, packing and shipping, one step closer to its new home.




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