A Specialty Miniature Sofa for a Glove Puppeteer

Recently comissioned, custom designed, crafted and finished – a new miniature sofa with hidden features.

a puppeteer's miniature sofa with hidden features
a puppeteer’s miniature sofa with hidden features

The back of the settee is cut-out so that the arm of a puppeteer can easily fit through it.

cut-out at the back of the settee, shown in the wooden base structure
cut-out at the back of the settee, shown in the wooden base structure

The wooden structure is lined with upholstery foam and wadding and then covered in Dupioni silk.

puppeteer sofa with back cut-out, covered by elasticated silk
puppeteer sofa with back cut-out, covered by elasticated silk

The cut-out is covered by a strip of silk with an elasticated edge, and by two optional sections attached via magnets (not shown).

The seating  area is about 40cm wide, to match a decent sized glove puppet – or two.

This sofa was shipped to Germany a few days ago.

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