Architect William Smart, director of Smart Design Studio, has been a huge fan of Arflex’s Marenco Sofa, designed in the 1970s since childhood. “I’m drawn to the 1970s, whether it takes the form of cars, music, fashion and of course furniture,” says Smart, who purchased a tan leather Marenco Sofa and ottoman eight years ago for his home above his former office in Surry Hills. However, he recently moved the home and office to Alexandria, a warehouse crowned with an open plan brick-vaulted space on top. “With the move, we decided to only take only the things we really loved, whether that was furniture, art or objects,” says Smart, who didn’t think too hard about whether the Marenco Sofa would make the cut. “You could say that I’m a bit of a rug rat when it comes to watching television. Sometimes, I am lying on the floor, using the lounge as a backrest. Other times I’m in between the sofa and the floor,” he adds.