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Behind the Design of The Dune

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Behind the Design of The Dune

03/07/2022
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The Dune Collection is our modern take on the classic slipcovered style, with heavenly, cloud-like comfort and crisp, tailored detailing. With its down-blend construction, plush bench cushion, and hand-sewn linen slipcover, The Dune is our most laid-back style, with a luxurious beachside feel no matter where you live. Discover our approach to designing The Dune, transforming this traditional style into a collection with perennial appeal.

Pictured above: The Dune Sofa, Chairs, and Ottoman in Oyster Performance Linen, paired with The Morro Nesting Tables in Driftwood and The Mott Stools in Toffee Shearling and Driftwood.

THE DESIGN

THE DESIGN

In approaching the design of The Dune, we drew on the most-loved elements of traditional slipcovered styles—comfort, utility, and versatility—while elevating the overall aesthetic with elegant design detailing. Carefully tapered arms ground The Dune in contemporary style and offer a fresh contrast to the lofty proportions of the down-filled bench cushion.

Each hand-sewn slipcover is carefully fitted to its frame for a crisp, bespoke fit and finished with a tailored flange seam. The flange seam made its first appearance on The Dune Sofa to highlight its architectural frame and has since become a signature across our assortment, featured on pieces like The Jones Modular and The Wythe Bed.

We designed The Dune Sofa and Sectional with two back cushion styles: Scatter Back or Classic Back. Scatter Back cushions lend a more relaxed aesthetic with flexibility to be layered as desired for the perfect level of support, while Classic Back cushions offer a more tailored aesthetic, maintaining cloud-like comfort.

Pictured above: The Dune Sectional in Creme Performance Linen, shown with Scatter Back cushions (left) and Classic Back cushions (right), both styled with The Morro Nesting Tables in Driftwood and The Reyes Stool in Natural Ash and Fawn Nubuck Leather.

THE CRAFTSMANSHIP

THE CRAFTSMANSHIP

In constructing our most laid-back style, we paired a generous seat depth and down-filled cushioning with the relaxed feel of linen. The Dune’s ultra-lofted shape nods to overstuffed silhouettes of the moment, while the classic elegance of the linen slipcover ensures this collection's perennial appeal and adaptability to a variety of settings. Designed with a modern bench cushion, this style offers a plush look and feel with ultra-lofted support. Each cushion is constructed with a high-resilience foam core wrapped in thick layers of down, feather, and microfiber to create a cloud-like, sink-in seat, requiring less maintenance than a 100% down composition.

NATURAL MATERIALITY

NATURAL MATERIALITY

Linen is a versatile material that can be styled in both formal and casual settings and is beloved for its classic texture that never goes out of style. Offered in your choice of three linen collections, The Dune’s hand-sewn slipcovers are designed to perfectly hug the frame, giving an elegant drape with relaxed texture.When choosing a linen collection, keep in mind that a higher content of natural linen fibers gives your piece a more casual look that softens over time.

Our linen collections offer three levels of relaxed aesthetic: Performance Linen (22% linen), Performance Textured Linen (68% linen), and Performance Stonewashed Linen (100% linen)—each giving a casual yet elegant feel that beautifully ages with time. Additional slipcovers are available for purchase, ideal for seasonal change outs or a refreshed look anytime of the year. Reach out to us at hello@maidenhome.com for pricing and to place an order for additional slipcovers.

Order a complimentary swatch kit to explore the look and feel of linen in your home.

THE COLLECTION

THE COLLECTION

The classic slipcovered sofa has a storied past, but we’ve designed The Dune Collection to be both modern and timeless, with elevated design detailing and heritage craftsmanship. Explore each piece in our Dune Collection, adding a refined beachside feel to any room of the home.


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