Six More Modern Sofas

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May 23, 2013
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  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.

    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.

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  Despite its relatively simple-looking form, the Ruché is a highly labor-intensive piece of furniture, requiring a diverse range of craftspeople and talents. Find out how it's made here.

    Despite its relatively simple-looking form, the Ruché is a highly labor-intensive piece of furniture, requiring a diverse range of craftspeople and talents. Find out how it's made here.

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  The American Modern Daybed from Design WIthin Reach is inspired by George Nelson’s iconic design for a daybed that he created in 1948. Nelson’s work—whether designing clocks, lamps or furniture—expressed his desire to “do much more with much less.”

    The American Modern Daybed from Design WIthin Reach is inspired by George Nelson’s iconic design for a daybed that he created in 1948. Nelson’s work—whether designing clocks, lamps or furniture—expressed his desire to “do much more with much less.”

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  You can put the sections 
of the Tufty Too sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia in any direction and it works. Big, deep, low sofas are good for casual settings.  Photo by Stan Musilek.

    You can put the sections 
of the Tufty Too sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia in any direction and it works. Big, deep, low sofas are good for casual settings.

    Photo by Stan Musilek.
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  The Bouroullec Brothers have deconstructed the standard sofa in favor of a softer profile, equal parts deflated soccer ball, puffy coat, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

    The Bouroullec Brothers have deconstructed the standard sofa in favor of a softer profile, equal parts deflated soccer ball, puffy coat, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

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  Arne Jacobsen designed the Mayor sofa 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).    This originally appeared in Back to the Basics: Primary Colors.

    Arne Jacobsen designed the Mayor sofa 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).

    This originally appeared in Back to the Basics: Primary Colors.
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