There’s no better time to slumber on the sofa. Perhaps you should upgrade?

The effect of an impeccably-designed sofa on an interior is not to be underestimated. Such a central piece deserves to have a good amount of thought behind it; after all, it’s where we put our feet up after a long day, watch our favourite show, read a book or ⁠— perhaps more often than we care to admit ⁠— have a cosy catnap. Functionality and exquisite craftsmanship are both front and centre within this selection of sofas and, importantly, they’re easy on the eye.

Bart sofa by Bart Schilder for Moooi from ECC
Tufty Time sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia from Matisse
Segno sofa with chaise by Pininfarina by Reflex of Italy from Sarsfield Brooke
Neowall sofa by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani from Studio Italia
Bend sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia from Matisse
Freeman Tailor seating system by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti from ECC
Marenco sofa by Mario Marenco for Arflex from Studio Italia
Strips sofa by Cini Boeri for Arflex from Studio Italia
Ferdinand sofa by Opera Contemporary of Italy from Sarsfield Brooke

Design


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