Sara Hayat The Bevel Sofa
The Bevel Sofa is Bronze Design Award winner in 2021 - 2022 Furniture Design Award Category.
The Bevel Sofa

The Bevel sofa is a cross-over of reduced chic and casual elegance, that combines style with rich velvet or suede upholstery to evoke a warm and inviting atmosphere for your living space. Available in a myriad of colors and textures to suit your needs, this sleek, low-profile design emphasizes minimalist styles with bold geometric shapes. The piece is designed to be beautifully distinctive yet functional. From the width of the cushions to the angle of the backrest, everything is intentionally orchestrated to make the clients feel warm, relaxed and held when using this piece.

The Bevel Sofa
Sara Hayat The Bevel
Sara Hayat Sofa
Sara Hayat design
Sara Hayat design
Sara Hayat

Sara Hayat is the founder of Sara Hayat Designs, a modern and artful furniture brand with a signature perspective on shape and luxury material. The Hayat Family has been rooted in fine furniture making since the 1870’s, when Sara’s great-grandfather began manufacturing furniture in Gujrat (Pre-Partition India). Driven by their entrepreneurial passion and skill, M. Hayat & Bros were quickly the leading furniture crafters in the country known for making exquisite, high quality antique reproductions. Since, they have furnished spaces for royals, presidents, prestigious hotels and esteemed clients throughout the world including King George V and President John F. Kennedy, whose famed M. Hayat & Bros. rocking chair from the Kennedy White House was recently sold for $89,600 at Julien’s Auction. Sara was born and raised in Pakistan. Although she was surrounded by artisans, math was more to her liking. Sara attended University of Minnesota where she studied Economics, homing in on what drives human behavior and how people make decisions in both unpredictable and calculable circumstances. Approaching math from a psychological perspective, Sara focused on Options and Derivatives which afforded her the chance to dive deeper into probabilistic thinking in decision making. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2013 with a degree in Applied Economics, Sara began a successful career in finance, trading futures and crypto currency. However, the impact of her heritage and her love of design stayed with her. Like many, spending more time at home during the pandemic emphasized to her the importance of space. She began remembering time spent at her grandfather’s factory learning how each detail can shift an experience. As Sara ventures out with her namesake company, she recognizes she is standing on the shoulders of giants but is poised to present her own vision of craftsmanship and the place of furniture in our lives.

Sara Hayat Design

There is something to be said about surrounding yourself with beauty and reminders that nudge you into fulfilling the vision you have for yourself. The power of aesthetics and beauty has a way of leaving us changed. Forcing us to see and feel beyond what we could’ve imagined possible. This shift in perception and feeling can be in a Vermeer painting or a song on the radio that pushes you outside of yourself. It can also be the beautifully imagined and designed furniture pieces in your home. - When designing my pieces, I wanted to create something that would be beautifully distinctive yet functional. I am proud to say we have been granted 10 design copyrights and have several more pending. - But coming up with designs was challenging in more ways than one. Every part of the piece has been thought out from the ground up. From the materials used to joinery techniques, to how different elements of the piece will come together, we wanted to make sure they serve their intended purpose in your home. - Since the 1870s, my family has produced timeless, antique reproductions for dignitaries and esteemed clients the world over. By continuously exploring and experimenting with different materials and manufacturing techniques, our skilled craftsmen and artisans have produced pieces that are intricate and elegant. - I hope our hard work and dedication to the craft shines through in our designs. I have tried to make each item unique and functional and I hope they add beauty in your lives and your homes.