In the West we have a narrow view on the uses and adaptability of the humble sofa, where it is primarily reserved for exercising the eye balls in front of the big screen TV or collapsing unconscious upon after a night dedicated to the art of intoxication, its plump cushions ideal sponges for the drool of beer addled slumberers. You may think that soft furnishings would be unsuited to the drenchings of tropical downpours or blazing sunshine but the people of Malaysia would heartily disagree. Review the evidence:
Ideal garden furniture for surveying the lawns and honouring the humble family car.
Delightful views over the river with a picnic table make ideal companions for this 1980’s model.
Public sofa shading brings welcome relief to view the slightly distressed parkland.
Eminently sociable Malaysians can while away many happy hours on the driveway chatting to passersby.
A bit of mud and scrap wood only serve to heighten the contemplation of the dearly departed at the local cemetery.
Stylish colour combinations are all the rage this year in the garden sofa world.
Such is the appeal of sofa that they even have fairs to celebrate the treasured items.
Despite a majority Muslim population, old traditions of venerating sacred trees have never gone away.
High tide markings are true testament to the versatility of soft furnishings, unfortunately this chair’s users haven’t embraced plastic bottle recycling.
Someone has inconsiderately left a wheelie bin by the sofa used by the proud owner of a brand new pick up to contemplate his purchase and show it off to the somewhat poorer neighbours.
Where better to muse over the wonders of life but underneath a motorway, lulled to sleep by the delicate rumbling of high-speed traffic?