For Danish design house Menu, Portuguese designer Rui Alves was inspired to create The Tailor Sofa from the memory of his grandfather’s favourite tailor shop. An image of the tailors bent over work tables and of old wooden hangers holding grey suits has stayed with Rui.

Like that tailor shop, he has designed the Tailor Sofa to be authentic, with everything on display: “I wanted to show all of it, the structure, the beautiful oak wood. Nothing should be hidden, as is normally done in sofa design. The sofa is meant to be seen from all sides.”. It is especially beautiful from behind. The sofa has a light and airy appearance, the structured upholstered part supported by the wooden frame for a comfortable and practical sofa for everyday use. 

Designed by Rui Alves

Materials: Light Grey Fabric on foam padding, Oak wood frame. 

Dimensions: H 66 cm W 180 cm D 69 cm. 

Available to order with a lead time of around 4 weeks.