Perfect Pairings: 9 Sofas Match-Made For Every Wes Anderson Movie

Perfect Pairings: 9 Sofas Match-Made For Every Wes Anderson Movie

By Samantha Daly
Have you ever wanted to live in a Wes Anderson movie (and if so, which one)? These nine modern sofas are every bit as plush and colorful as the auteur’s films.

Wes Anderson's movies have amassed a cult following for their impeccable color schemes, pristine cinematography, and cast of eccentric-yet-lovable characters. If you've ever wanted to move in to an Anderson set, you're in luck—we've matched each of his films to the sofa that'd make the optimal seating for your next watch party.

Bottle Rocket (1996)

In Anderson's first feature film, two friends and their neighbor-turned-getaway-driver embark on a crime spree that morphs into a road trip in search of one man's previous boss and the ultimate heist.

Blu Dot Bonnie and Clyde U-Shaped Sectional Sofa
Got ya surrounded! The Blu Dot Bonnie and Clyde U-Shaped Sectional was designed to steal the show in any large living space. Each of the three sections that make up the sofa are finely tailored, with smooth upholstery over firm, structural cushions.

Rushmore (1998)

Ambitious, eccentric prep school student Max Fischer refuses to move on from his beloved high school—even after being put on probation. Besotted with a beautiful elementary school teacher, Max befriends the rich industrialist Herman Blume, seeking the older man's romantic wisdom. The situation gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two friends battling against one another for her attention.

Gubi Grand Piano Sofa
With its musical form and sculptural silhouette, the Grand Piano Sofa from 1984 takes both its name and inspiration from a grand piano. The unique design language reflects the designer Gubi Olsen's true interest in classical music as well as soft, feminine forms.

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Three grown child prodigies suddenly find themselves united under the roof of their family home. The unexpected reappearance of estranged patriarch Royal Tenenbaum throws the family into disarray—and puts their failures, secrets, and miseries on display.

Finn Juhl Poet Sofa
Finn Juhl designed the Poet Sofa for his own home in 1941. The open-plan design of his rural abode offered garden views from every room, an organic influence that can be seen in the subtle curvature of the sofa back and arms.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Famed oceanographer Steve Zissou has sworn vengeance upon a rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by a man who believes Zissou to be his father, and an inquisitive female journalist with her own secrets. They travel the sea, running into pirates, various figures from Zissou's past, and their own hidden demons.

Vitra Polder Sofa
In designer Hella Jongerius' home country of Holland, "polder" refers to low-lying flatlands divided into sections for different agricultural purposes. The Vitra Polder Sofa recalls this landscape with its differing horizontally-shaped cushions and mix of fabric colors and types.

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

Three estranged brothers reunite for a train trip across India. The siblings have not spoken in over a year, and tensions run high in the cramped space. The brothers fall into old patterns of behavior, until one reveals the real reason for the reunion.

West Elm Bardot Sofa
Just like its namesake, the Bardot Sofa captures the imagination. Covered in rich velvet, it marries deco and modern styling with wide channel-quilting, clean lines and a deep, comfortable seat.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Based on Roald Dahl's children's book of the same name, this stop-motion picture is the story of one wily Mr. Fox, who teams up with his animal neighbors to steal food for their families from three cruel farmers.

Urban Outfitters Camila Velvet Sofa
The very picture of chic perfection, the UO-exclusive Camila Velvet Sofa features a luxe look, courtesy of the curving silhouette and plush upholstery. Wraparound back features tucked seaming for a ruched look with cushioned seat and tapered wooden legs.

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

In 1960s coastal New England, two twelve-year-olds who have fallen in love decide to run away together. Shortly after their departure, a violent storm begins brewing, forcing a group of quirky adults to mobilize a search party and find the young lovers before calamity strikes.

Innit Designs Inlove Seat
Perfect for two is Innit’s Inlove Seat. Designed to be durable and easy to upkeep. No cushion, no problem this love seat is designed to be comfortable without one. Made with materials that help keep the piece from getting damaged from UV rays and rain.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

In the 1930s, the Grand Budapest Hotel is a popular European ski resort, presided over by an enigmatic concierge, Gustave H. Zero, a junior lobby boy, becomes Gustave's friend and protégé. When one of the hotel's patrons—and one of Gustave's lovers—dies mysteriously, he finds himself the recipient of a priceless painting and the chief suspect in her murder. 

Blush Pink Channel Back Sacha Sofa
Dressed to impress in ultra-luxe velvety upholstery, our exclusive Sacha sofa showcases an elegant channel back and tapered dove-gray legs.

Isle of Dogs (2018)

In a futuristic Japan, all dogs are banished to a vast garbage dump called Trash Island. A young boy flies a small plane out to the wasteland, looking for his dog Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found canine friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of his home city.

Adea Bon Daybed
Bon A232 sofa by Adea has a fresh and contemporary appearance that results from the combination of a sleek, graphic metal frame and upholstered seat and neck cushions – two different colors of fabric give the daybed a vibrant touch.  Designed by Mats Broberg and Johan Ridderstråle, the...
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