Collection by Marianne Colahan

Modern Sofas We Love


The living room sofa is one of the most important furnishings in a home. It has to be inviting, comfortable, and set the tone for the decor of the interior. These ten sofas include distinctive designs from The Future Perfect, Normann Copenhagen, and Softline alongside classics from Onecollection, Artek, Ercol, and Thayer Coggin. From bright to neutral, sculptural to streamlined, these sofas offer something for every design seeker.

Inspired by her experience growing up in the 1970s as the daughter of an interior decorator, designer Lindsey Adelman...
Inspired by a 1950s sofa designed by Milo Baughman, the Button Up Sofa is a sophisticated furnishing that prominently...
Designed by Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara in 1960, the Kiki Sofa is a clean, minimal sofa that can be integrated...
Finn Juhl designed the Poet Sofa for his own home in 1941.
Created by designer Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen, the Onkel (Danish for “uncle”) Sofa combines the ornate and...
The Baker Sofa was originally designed by Finn Juhl for Baker Furniture Inc. in 1951.
A part of the ercol Originals collection, the Studio Couch was designed by Lucian R. Ercolani in 1958.
Launched in 2013, each Woodgate Sofa by designer Terence Woodgate is made with an FSC-approved beech wood frame, jute,...
Designed by Russell Pinch for The Future Perfect, the Goddard Sofa blends bohemian glamour with superlative comfort.
The Cord Sleeper Series was designed by busk+Hertzog for Softline and is available as a full sofa or as a lounge chair.

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