Modern Furniture Focus: Sofas
Statement sofas needn't be staid models of straight lines and solid colors. Mabel—contructed from Eurpoean hardwood and upholstered in a linen exclusively designed by Donna Wilson for British brand SCP—brings a bit of fun to the living room, and we'd very happily lounge on this bright settee.
The Spencer Sofa from Gus* Modern has blind-tufted upholstery on the seat and back cushions and includes matching bolsters. The base is stainless steel. The sofa frame is made with FSC-Certified wood in support of responsible forest management.
Jacobsen designed this canape in 1939 for the city hall in Søllerød, Denmark, and it has never been produced for the retail market. Its Danish modern form is updated with bright yellow upholstery (though it’s also available in gray and black for the less adventurous).
Place by Jasper Morrison for Vitra
Picture the Mosspink as a lichen-covered pile of stones in the woods or an algae-laden mass of deep-sea minerals. Inspired by organic forms, the sofa is constructed with natural fabrics and versatility in mind: All the upholstered cushions can be layered to your liking and will look right at home in the wilds of your living room.
Pierre Paulin designed this sculptural piece in 1968 for Artifort in two variations: sofa and love seat. This vintage offering, a sofa, was manufactured in France.
This cozy three-seater is part of the retro-influenced PS collection. Moving away from what the designer calls “heavy, clumsy” modern sofas, this light and airy tubular-steel number is made with recyclable pocket springs.
Bolla, a sofa from CB2, proves that boxy can be beautiful. The solid rectangular frame is softened with overstuffed cushions that make for a sleek-looking but super comfortable seat, with a stylish salt-and-pepper tweed upholstery.
CB2's Piazza sofa is made in the United States from soy-based polyfoam and featured a sustainably harvested wood frame. Rest assured, this comfy couch is just as easy on the earth as it is on the eyes. In addition to dove gray (shown here) it's also available in midnight blue.
This armless modular sofa can help you finally make your move, as you cuddle up to your woo-ee in a cozy Confluence of well-designed intentions.
We’re guessing this new modular sofa is named after an actress and not the town in Saskatchewan. Our assertion is further verified by the elegant and unusual X-patterned seams that crisscross the upholstery like an Oscar-worthy evening gown and the solid wood legs that elevate this seat like a pair of Salvatore Ferragamos.