We asked a few clothing-optional creatives for their top sourcing recommendations
By now, you should know that comfort is key when it comes to furniture, in addition to being durable, affordable, easy to clean, and intriguing enough to post on the ‘gram. But for those who tend to lounge on their furniture au naturel, having the kind of sofa or chair that you can comfortably sink your bare peach into is even more critical. We spoke with three individuals who prefer to reside sans clothing to get the skinny on what to look for in your furniture when you just want to kick back in your birthday suit.
What to Purchase:
“One of the key ingredients to enjoying yourself sans clothing is having comfortable furniture that is healthy for your skin to be in contact with,” says multidisciplinary artist Charlie Max. “There are a few fabrics I simply cannot live without. One of them is linen sheets.” As it turns out, the hardworking material comes with a slew of benefits including anti-allergenic qualities and an ability to regulate body temperature. “I love sleeping on linen because of its natural ability to regulate temperature,” she adds. “It keeps the body cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Linen is also anti-allergenic, so it’s great for people with skin diseases or sensitivities.”
Nude lounging can take place on the floor,too, but we all know from being barefoot at friends’ houses that carpets can offer varying degrees of comfort. Rugs are for more than simply keeping feet happy: Lounging takes place on the floor too, and carpets can offer varying degrees of comfort. So, which types are the most enjoyable for reclining without clothes? “I enjoy laying nude on plush carpets with a high pile height,” content creator Quinton Mulvey says. “I had the privilege of sitting on a vintage Turkish mohair rug a few weeks back and I cannot get the experience off my mind.” Of course, those who plan to make these types of hangs a habit may wish to implement a no-shoe policy indoors.
Quinton finds this luxe fabric to be a major winner when he’s relaxing at home. “This modular TRNK sofa is very lounge-y and seductive, even if I’m just having a glass of wine alone,” he explains. “It’s soft and cushion-y—perfect for baring some skin and feeling supported.”
Michael Ducaroy’s Togo Sofa
With prices way up in the five- and six-figure range, these Ligne Roset classics don’t come cheap. But artist Niko Zucchero swears they’re worth the hype—so long as they feature a non-leather finish. “If you’ve sat on one, you can totally understand why lounging nude makes sense,” she says. “The curves and crevices are so welcoming, cozy, and familiar. If you get the chance, hang out naked on one—you certainly won’t regret it.”
What to Avoid:
Cane and Rattan
These materials may be all the rage in some contexts, but they don’t pair well with bare skin (splinters, no thanks). “Ridged or textured materials are certainly less fun long-term,” Niko says. “Cane, rattan, and wicker are so uncomfortable, but they will leave an interesting texture on your skin, if that’s something you’re into.”
Pleather and Leather
These finishes are also a flat out “no” for Niko. She notes that “pleather or leather in humid or hot climates just tends to be sticky and icky.” If you’ve ever tried pulling on leather pants or gotten stuck to a hot car seat, that should be enough of an image for anyone to steer clear.
Original article appeared on Architectural Digest | Author Sarah Lyon