The Helena is one of the new generation of sofas. Light and deceptively simple, the frame disappears into the background as you focus on the materials and the shapes.  Oak legs, elegant proportions with its slim arms, seat and back, and layers of back and scatter cushions with delicate reverse seams. Designed for modern linen, velvet and cotton upholsteries.

Available in everything from an ottoman to a 4-seater, the Helena works beautifully in pairs, or with a pair of armchairs, to create a modern statement.

Square Ottoman: 101x101x40
Armchair: 97x103x77
3 seater: 199x103x77
3.5 seater: 248x103x77
4 seater: 288x103x77

The upholstery

The Helena is available in our 'house' Stonewashed cotton, our Woven Velvet and our Belgian linen.

Made in Australia

We have collaborated with a Melbourne-based heritage furniture maker for this collection. It means we can offer a 10 year guarantee on the hardwood frames, and a 5 year warranty on the other elements, and say confidently that our sofas will last ten times that long. It also means that we can customise each sofa based on individual customer requirements.

The details 

Our wood is produced from responsibly managed forests or reclaimed and salvaged sources. This process protects old growth and endangered forest species whilst promoting transparent supply chain management.

The frames are made in house at SMITHMADE’s heritage maker in Melbourne, using the mortice and tenon technique to ensure strong joints and hardwood blocks in corners for added strength. There's no squeaking with these frames, and no metal on metal in the construction.

The particular comfort comes from the seat platfom, with a unique zig zag frame ensuring no-sag suspension. (Usually makers will use elastic webbing on seats as well as sofa backs as a short cut, dramatically reducing the life of your sofa.)

The foams are treated to eliminate odors and dust mites for allergy and Asthma sufferers, and to offer lasting production against mould, mildew and bacteria. In addition, all feathers can be removed from the construction for allergy and Asthma sufferers.

Get in touch to discuss your Helena sofa: hi@smithmade.com.au

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