10 Modern Designer Sofas In Situ

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March 5, 2014
If you've read our guide on how to shop for a sofa, you may know that the couch is one piece of furniture that carries an investment--think purchase of a lifetime. Here, ten cozy, modern homes sporting designer sofas.
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  For the living room of their house in Genk, Belgium, Michaël Verheyden and Saartje Vereecke mixed furnishings of their own design with classic pieces, like Michel Ducaroy’s Togo sofa for Ligne Roset clad in black leather. Photo by Tim Van de Velde.  Photo by: Tim Van de Velde

    For the living room of their house in Genk, Belgium, Michaël Verheyden and Saartje Vereecke mixed furnishings of their own design with classic pieces, like Michel Ducaroy’s Togo sofa for Ligne Roset clad in black leather. Photo by Tim Van de Velde.

    Photo by: Tim Van de Velde

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  In this renovated art nouveau Barcelona apartment owned by designer Elina Vila D’Acosta-Calheiros, Arne Jacobsen Swan chairs join a sofa by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani. Photo by Christian Schaulin.  Photo by: Christian Schaulin

    In this renovated art nouveau Barcelona apartment owned by designer Elina Vila D’Acosta-Calheiros, Arne Jacobsen Swan chairs join a sofa by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani. Photo by Christian Schaulin.

    Photo by: Christian Schaulin

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  The sitting area and office of a spectacular renovated farmhouse in Tuscany are situated on the second floor, reached via the catwalk. “We watch TV here, use the computer, and sit by the fire,” says the owner. “The way you access the space is part of the architecture, and that’s part of the beauty of it.” The sofa for this open-plan hideaway is by Piero Lissoni for Cassina. Photo by Helenio Barbetta.  Photo by: Helenio Barbetta

    The sitting area and office of a spectacular renovated farmhouse in Tuscany are situated on the second floor, reached via the catwalk. “We watch TV here, use the computer, and sit by the fire,” says the owner. “The way you access the space is part of the architecture, and that’s part of the beauty of it.” The sofa for this open-plan hideaway is by Piero Lissoni for Cassina. Photo by Helenio Barbetta.

    Photo by: Helenio Barbetta

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  Dieter Rams’s modular 620 Chair Programme, from the 1960s, takes center stage in this Austin family’s living room. The rolling glass doors running the length of the room are from Fleetwood. Photo by Brent Humphreys.  Photo by: Brent Humphreys

    Dieter Rams’s modular 620 Chair Programme, from the 1960s, takes center stage in this Austin family’s living room. The rolling glass doors running the length of the room are from Fleetwood. Photo by Brent Humphreys.

    Photo by: Brent Humphreys

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  In Dwell founder Lara Hedberg Deam’s Mill Valley, California, home—renovated by her architect husband, Chris—the Deams put the family sofa in the front library/office, a cozy room where the family spends much of their time. The couch is Flexform's Groundpiece model, designed by Antonio Citterio. Photo by Dustin Aksland.  Photo by: Dustin Aksland

    In Dwell founder Lara Hedberg Deam’s Mill Valley, California, home—renovated by her architect husband, Chris—the Deams put the family sofa in the front library/office, a cozy room where the family spends much of their time. The couch is Flexform's Groundpiece model, designed by Antonio Citterio. Photo by Dustin Aksland.

    Photo by: Dustin Aksland

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  This stunning live/work home and gallery in Antwerp covered Dwell's March 2013 issue—including another sofa by Flexform, covered in custom upholstery with cushions from textile firm Chevalier Masson. Photo by Tim Van de Velde.  Photo by: Tim Van de Velde

    This stunning live/work home and gallery in Antwerp covered Dwell's March 2013 issue—including another sofa by Flexform, covered in custom upholstery with cushions from textile firm Chevalier Masson. Photo by Tim Van de Velde.

    Photo by: Tim Van de Velde

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  For this renovated midcentury home in Los Angeles—whose newly bright and colorful interiors were inspired by Luis Barragán—B&B Italia's Dadone sofa, again by Antonio Citterio, was the only way to go. Photo by Lisa Romerein.  Photo by: Lisa RomereinCourtesy of: Copyright Lisa Romerein

    For this renovated midcentury home in Los Angeles—whose newly bright and colorful interiors were inspired by Luis Barragán—B&B Italia's Dadone sofa, again by Antonio Citterio, was the only way to go. Photo by Lisa Romerein.

    Photo by: Lisa Romerein

    Courtesy of: Copyright Lisa Romerein

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  Dwell's prefab contest winner from 2003 resulted in this $200,000 home in North Carolina. For the living room, Herman Miller provided a Goetz sofa, Eames lounge chair and ottoman, and Aalto stool. Photo by Roger Davies.  Photo by: Roger Davies

    Dwell's prefab contest winner from 2003 resulted in this $200,000 home in North Carolina. For the living room, Herman Miller provided a Goetz sofa, Eames lounge chair and ottoman, and Aalto stool. Photo by Roger Davies.

    Photo by: Roger Davies

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  With São Paulo on one side and a terrace and garden on the other, this living room designed by Isay Weinfield feels vast. The sofa is a Harry Large by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia. The custom wood paneling throughout the house is by Fiamoncine, as are the window treatments. Photo by Matthew Williams.  Photo by: Matthew Williams

    With São Paulo on one side and a terrace and garden on the other, this living room designed by Isay Weinfield feels vast. The sofa is a Harry Large by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia. The custom wood paneling throughout the house is by Fiamoncine, as are the window treatments. Photo by Matthew Williams.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

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  The acclaimed Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carve a serene retreat out of a 17th-century oil mill in Salento, filling it with custom creations and their greatest hits. A geometric patterned rug by Karpeta anchors pieces the couple designed for Zanotta, including three Pianoalto sofas. Photo by Francesco Bolis.

    The acclaimed Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carve a serene retreat out of a 17th-century oil mill in Salento, filling it with custom creations and their greatest hits. A geometric patterned rug by Karpeta anchors pieces the couple designed for Zanotta, including three Pianoalto sofas. Photo by Francesco Bolis.

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