Arflex Strips Sofa by Cini Boeri for Arflex from Studio Italia.

These velvet furniture pieces will add richness and textural contrast to any room

Long beloved for its ability to add sumptuous texture to an interior arrangement, velvet furniture is still making its presence felt — literally — with tactile charm. Double down on the sensory effect with a piece like Michel Ducaroy’s Togo sofa (pictured below); already distinctive for its bunched fabric rolls, the addition of velvet takes it to another level. 

From top to bottom: Amsterdam sofa from BoConcept; Marenco sofa by Mario Marenco for Arflex from Studio Italia; Bowy sofa by Patricia Urquiola for Cassina from Matisse.
From left: Togo Fireside Chair by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset; Healey Chair by PearsonLloyd for Walter Knoll from Matisse.
From top to bottom: Pukka Armcahir by Yabu Pushelberg for Ligne Roset; Utrecht Armchair by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld for Cassina from Matisse; Ruché Armchair by Inga Sempé for Ligne Roset.


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