Collection by Aaron Britt

How to Shop for a Sofa


Down cushions? Hardwood frame? New York City interior designer Timothy Brown gives us a quick tutorial on what to inspect when you’re inspecting.

Cushion the Blow I prefer foam-wrapped cushions with some down.
Grant XL sofa by Thrive Home Furnishings, $1,949.
Frame Game Skip plywood or particleboard and look for a hardwood frame with eight-way hand-tied springs (all the...
Bergen by BoConcept, $2,286.
Going Vintage The shape is what really matters here.
Favn sofa by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen, $10,522.
Up with Upholstery Natural fabrics are best, and I also prefer neutral fabrics on sofas.
Powell sofa by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti, $13,260.
Victor sofa by Paul Loebach for MatterMade, $16,000.
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