We've combed through our archives to revisit an easy dozen of our favorite pieces, running the gamut from prim and proper to supple and slouchy.
The brothers Bouroullec have deconstructed the standard sofa in favor of a softer profile, equal parts deflated soccer ball, puffy coat, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Though the soft bowl-shaped seat is comfortable to sink into, a fiberglass shell, steel frame, and individual foam inserts beneath Quilt’s stretch fabric upholstery will keep you from drowning in turtle soup. establishedandsons.com
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.
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.
A superior sofa must be versatile, accommodating any number of potential scenarios; who knows what will play out on a spread of comfy cushions? Anna Hart’s settee sets a stylish scene with unlimited possibilities. Solo night in? Stretch out and relax. House party? Extrawide armrests provide perfect perches for social butterflies. Special someone
staying over? No need to be red-faced if you end up crashing on this electric-blue Slide.
Don’t be deceived: The filigreed frame of this sofa only looks delicate, like a loosely assembled collection of matchsticks. Designed by Swiss design firm Atelier Oï, the geometric structure is made of arura vermelho, an extra-hard Amazonian timber. The Allumette series also features dining table, chair, and armchair.
There's no reason that saving space and saving money must come at the expense of stylish living. Muji's compact sofa is sans-arms and super suitable for a tight-squeeze apartment or small guest room. Order it in brown, light grey, or dark grey, toss a few colorful pillows on the seat and a throw over the back, and you'll be looking darn good on a cozy evening on the couch.