New York-based artist Ena Swansea, is known for her oils on graphite and particularly for her brightly-painted themes over dark iridescent background. While her work in the fine arts has been included in such museum collections as MoMA, and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, for the occasion of her solo show at the booth of Friedman Benda at the upcoming Salon Art + Design, which will open next week, Swansea has created a series of sculptural and surreal sofas for the first time. Entitled "night and day reversible sofa," each is conceived as a curving steel and plywood environment. The day is designed with serene white fur, and for the night, with fabric created by Swansea. Each one features a martini shelf that can be used for a cup of coffee in the morning and an additional large hidden bookshelf that winds across the back making them ideal environment for entertaining. This series of sofa clearly relate to the seating environment created in Italy in the 60s, meant to offer an alternative type of seating.