Perhaps for the first half of the 20th century, living room furniture was more decorative than functional. Back in the day, one sat prim and proper on chairs with straight backs, even in relatively informal settings! So relaxing, let alone reclining on a sofa, would have been considered somewhat inappropriate, let alone hard to achieve…
So when King Living founders, Gwen King and her son David, started selling their comfortable, timelessly designed and uniquely modular furniture in Sydney, Australia, more than 40 years ago, a revolution was set in motion. Finally, people started realising that furniture was for entertaining and, actually, living!
Since then, King Living’s sofa designs have won numerous awards in the past, surpassing standards of design excellence and leaving their innovative fingerprint of luxury in homes around the globe. Today, the company has 19 showrooms worldwide – its latest, opened just last month, is in Bangsar – the second of the brand’s two showrooms in Malaysia (the one at the IPC Shopping Centre in Mutiara Damansara opened in 2017).
Perhaps the main secret to King Living’s rise to fame is that it understands contemporary living and changing family needs. This is why its modular sofas provide homes with the ultimate flexibility to configure a room according to the changing needs occasions and, one would even dare say, seasons.
King Living’s engineered steel frame allows for tailored removable covers that can be replaced to suit changing home interior styles. Customers can select from a wide range of premium fabrics and luxurious leathers to further customise their King Living product, and consultants provide professional guidance on furniture and fabric selection, with ongoing care advice throughout the lifetime of each design.
With a reputation that’s built on steel, King Living designs and manufactures contemporary, award-winning furniture that’s made to last. King Living furniture is for people who want more than a sofa, lounger or bed. It also proudly offers its technology as a function, not a fad. More comfort, more storage, more options. King Living furniture doesn’t just fit into people’s lives but adds to it, simplifies it and makes it better. More than that, King Living sofas are designed for the way you live and evolve with your needs. You can rest assured that a King Living sofa is a great investment.
With a design philosophy centred on longevity, each sofa is built on King Living’s famous engineered steel frame that’s supported by a 25-year warranty and the Postureflex Seating System, similar to those used in top-of-the-line Porsche and Rolls Royce cars, to deliver superior support and durability.
Due to this unique approach to furniture design, King Living has received a dizzying array of accolades and recognition over the years. In 2005, its Delta II sofa was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show by famous American interior designer to the stars Nate Berkus. The Delta II sofa has also been featured at high-profile events, such as Vanity Fair‘s Oscars After Party.
Continuing its winning legacy just recently this year at the 61st Annual Good Design Awards ceremony in Sydney, Australia, King Living’s ETO Desk received an award in the Product Design category. This slim, stylish drawer unit’s design is a collaboration with Sydney’s own famed Tom Fereday Design, and offers a multitude of easy, stylish storage space for everyday items.
Another award-winner for King Living at the ceremony was the Jasper II sofa, picking up the Good Design Award for its awesome modularity. This sofa offers smart pockets for LED reading lights, wireless charging tables, a timber media console alongside hidden storage, and a charge shelf and accessories for when you need to get some work done.
Rounding things off the awards haul for King Living at the 61st Annual Good Design Awards was its Sleep+ Mattresses, picking up a prestigious Good Design Award Gold Accolade in the Product Design category. This innovative mattress can be adjusted for firmness, softness, warmth or coolness, thus giving wonderful, personalised sleep comfort for the last word in rest and relaxation. With this latest round of acknowledgment for its cutting-edge design, wonderful flexibility and premium materials, coupled with the brand’s world-famous and long lasting steel frame, upgrading to the wonderfully modular pieces from King Living would ensure that the last word in the science of furnishing will fit into any desired space, setting or state-of-mind.
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