It should go without saying that comfort is the uppermost aim and ideal for all design process. If a home isn’t comfortable, the consequent unhappiness will spread like ripples. There must be comfortable sofas and rooms, beds and bedrooms, personal space and easy living spaces, where the most precious things are the people. All the effort that goes into choosing and selecting furnishings is worthless if they come with a ‘no touch’ label. Sometimes the least effort produces the best result–homes with possessions, memories and muddles.
The German word gemutlisch is the summary of elegant comfort.