Sofas

Autoban Box Sofa

Yep, you guessed it, this sofa’s inspiration was a box. Really, it was. That, along with a bit of 1950s modernist aesthetic forms an altogether ideal sofa for the purist. Encased in Black Walnut or White Oak, the sofa’s beauty and austerity redeems any possible comfort shortcomings (it isn’t a sink-into/sprawl-out-on sort, is it?) and it won’t ever disappoint a proper sitting area. It’s safe to say that this is certainly an investment piece (pricing starts at around $6,500) and that it will remain so throughout the years.

Designers: Seyhan Özdemir & Sefer Çaglar of Autoban.
Oak or Walnut, upholstery.
Made in Portugal by De La Espada.

compact sofa, (71″w x 31.5″l x 27.5″h) $6,445.00
large sofa, (86.6″w x 31.5″l x 27.5″h) $7,045.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $6,445.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

Bolla Sofa

Sitting at that sweet spot of just under $1G, this sofa looks super comfortable. I’d say it’s a very safe bet if you’re looking for a modern sofa in that particular price range.

Sit on it and you’ll know why this smart looker’s named Bolla (Italian for “cloud”). Skinny right-angled frame hugs overscaled poufy side/back cushions that squoosh in contrast to a firm uni-seat cushion. Structured and relaxed all at once in tonal salt/pepper tweed. Recessed legs float it just off the floor.

86″Wx39″Dx28.5″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $999.00
Availability: Buy Bolla Sofa here

Capsule Collection by Ziglam & Brook

I fell hard and fast for Deadgood when I first saw their Love Collection, and I might just have a serious crush on the Capsule Sofa and Chair. The colorful buttons and graduated tones add just the right amount of playfulness… might be the perfect thing to knock the serious edge off a room.

Capsule Chair (685h x 1050w x 900d), £2621.99
Capsule 2 Seater Sofa (685h x 2000w x 900d), £3712.20
3.5 Seater Sofa (685h x 2500w x 900d)

Purchase Information:

Price: £2621.99
Availability: Buy Capsule Collection by Ziglam & Brook here

Tribeca 88 Sofa

Bobby Berk Home is having a big sale starting today through December 7th. With up to 30% off furniture, you could save a bundle on a sofa or sectional.

15-30% Off All Furniture (In-store and online)
10-20% Off All Bedding (In-store and online)
15% off all accessories (in-store)

Shown above: Tribeca 88 Sofa, 2,295.00 $1,606.50
Construction: Solid wood frame with high quality spring and foam cushions.
Country of Origin: Los Angeles, USA ( Made in America )
84″L x 35″D x 34″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,606.50
Availability: Buy Tribeca 88 Sofa here

Oscar Sofa

This sofa looks oddly modern despite the traditional silhouette. Maybe it’s the fabric done in a Kvadrat Wool, or maybe it’s just that more traditional frames are back in style nowadays.

Elegantly shaped European hardwood frame with jute webbing and hessian straps. The Upholstery is Kvadrat Molly Wool and cushions are feather-filled. Walnut stained beech compose the feet. Despite all this, it is a truly comfortable seat.

Matthew Hilton
European hardwood, Wool, Feathers, Walnut-stained Beech
87″ W X 38″ D X 28″ H X 16″ Seat Height

Purchase Information:

Price: $5,025.00
Availability: Buy Oscar Sofa here

Quilt Sofa and Armchair

As beautiful (and comfortable) as this collection is, the price just plain hurts. When will the Bouroullec brothers do an affordable line of wonderful items? (Now, if you’ve got 7 and 13 grand allocated for a chair and sofa, respectively, then good for you, but I’d rather not hear about it.)

Designer: Ronan Bouroullec and Erwan Bouroullec
Available colors: Navy Blue, Black, Pale Grey, Red

Sofa: $13,420.00 (L 78.7″ x D 47.2″ x H 27.6″)
Armchair: $6,550.00 (L 33.1″ x D 47.2″ x H 27.6″, Seat H 13.8″)

Purchase Information:

Price: $6,550.00-13,420.00
Availability: Buy Quilt Sofa and Armchair here

Blu Dot Flat Out Sleeper Sofa

Similar to the One Night Stand Sleeper Sofa (except armless), this sofa bed folds down to accommodate afternoon napping or overnight guests.

The name says it all. Sit up or sleep it off. Quickly convert from upright lounging to horizontal sprawl. Playful contrast cross-stitching, kicky French seams, and a solid stainless steel base add pizzazz to the straightforward yet inviting form.

Material: Wool blend upholstery, brushed stainless steel legs.
Specs: (inches) 80w x 41d, Seat height: 16, Seat depth: 22

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,099.00
Availability: Buy Blu Dot Flat Out Sleeper Sofa here

Naviglio Sofa

So, a while ago (back in ’07), I posted this sofa saying if I was filthy rich, I would buy it. Now, let’s fast forward to this past weekend, where I happen to be in London walking through a shop and saw this same sofa at 20% off. Even with the exchange rate, that’s roughly $2,200 off what it currently retails for in the US. I am not filthy rich (repeat that again), but I could not help but buy it. It’s modern, classic, comfortable, non-pet-hair-clingy, wine-spill-proof, and I love it. I vow to keep it, sit in and sleep on it at every available opportunity for as long as I shall live.

Designer: Umberto Asnago
W113 x D39 x H27.5 in.

$8,995.00, Buy it here.
£5,995.00 £4,796.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: £4,796.00
Availability: Buy Naviglio Sofa here

Hollow 3-seat Sofa

Shazam! Check out this snazzy seating option from the lovely Ms. Uroquiola. While perhaps the thinner cushioning seems to be more fit for an office or reception area sofa than a jump/sink/settle-in-to-watch-a-movie-type sofa, the lines and style are spectacular.

Hollow is a modular compact seating collection for reception, lounge and meeting applications. The concave plastic panels enhance the appearance of the lightness and give the collection its name. Numerous variations in finishes and dimensions allow the Hollow collection to be specified in diverse variations with alternative monochromatic or contrasting aesthetic options.

Design Patricia Uroquiola, 2006.
Steel, polyurethane, plastic material, leather.
Made in Italy by B&B Italia.

sofa 202; 79.5″ w | 26.75″ d | 27.1″ h
sofa 230; 90.5″ w | 30.3″ d | 27.1″ h

Purchase Information:

Price: $7,806.00
Availability: Buy Hollow 3-seat Sofa here

TrueModern Luna Sofa by Edgar Blazona

Here’s a new sofa to add to your list of considerations. It’s got that Danish Modern feel that we all know and love (right?), and if you lean towards neutrals for large furniture pieces, there’s five excellent shades to choose from.

The Luna sofa is a modern take on a classic Danish design. Its beautifully simple shape is upholstered with a comfortable and versatile cotton blend fabric. Button tufting on the back cushions gives the sofa a retro feel. The solid wooden frame and legs give it a sturdy, confident stance. Luna’s removable back and bottom cushions sit atop an upholstered well-tailored deck. The Luna sofa is available in five color choices: Charcoal, Chocolate, Pewter, White and Khaki. Wooden legs are available in two finishes: Honey and Espresso.
TrueModern uses sustainable birch and low VOC finishes, making them a green manufacturer.

Materials: Metal legs with white enamel, fabric.
Specs: (inches) 84w x 31h x 36d

$1,499.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,499.00
Availability: Buy TrueModern Luna Sofa by Edgar Blazona here

Vincent Twin Sleeper

Here’s a little love seat that pulls out to make a twin bed. (Shown on the left in Linen and on the right in Graphite).

“Roomy enough to loveseat two, its slim angled arms and comfy back would never lead you to believe there’s a full-length twin bed hiding inside. Comfy bi-fold coil mattress with foam cushion. Tailored slubby linen look in graphite; optional total seal protection. A great extra piece in bedroom or office. Also in natural linen.”

eco-friendly construction:
Certified sustainable, kiln-dried hardwood frame
Seat cushion is multilayer soy- or plant-based polyfoam

features:
Poly fabric: graphite
Twin bi-fold 5.25″ mattress
Mortise and tenon joinery
Benchmade in USA

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $999
Availability: Buy Vincent Twin Sleeper here

Draper Sofa, Parlour Chair, etc.

Goodness, who knew such a smattering of mid century inspired furniture would be still be showing up in new collections?

paperclip side table, $199.00, Buy it here.
draper sofa, $799.00, Buy it here.
conical floor lamp, $169.00, Buy it here.

parlour chair, $699.00, Buy it here.
acacia mini bar, $399.00, Buy it here.

+oo™ by Blu Dot for UO

Blu Dot at Urban Outfitters? For real? It seems that the company that put ‘affordable’ next to ‘modern furniture’ has paired up with UO for a small collection of seating, tables, and a storage piece. See for yourself.

Tripod Side Table, $98.00,
Buy it here.
Bendzo Sofa, $648.00,
Buy it here.

Lily Pad Coffee Table, $248.00, Buy it here.
Easy Reader Side Table, $148.00,
Buy it here.

Slider Console, $548.00,
Buy it here.

Do-lo-rez Modular Sofa

I almost had a heart attack when seeing the price tag, but it’s worth checking out just for eye candy.

“The Do-Lo-Rez project, whose name comes from the expression ‘do low resolution’, is based around the concept of the pixel, the vital component of the virtual world.”

Designer: Ron Arad
$15,189.00-$22,572.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $15,189.00-$22,572.00
Availability: Buy Do-lo-rez Modular Sofa here

Mate Sofa

This sofa is so incredibly comfortable. It has excellent proportions and fits the curve of your lower back perfectly. I would completely recommend it if it’s within your budget. (Also, there’s a floor sample on sale at the Marylebone location in London*; I think it was marked at £2,000.00 and looked a little more red than the orange pictured here.)

Launched at the 2008 Milan Furniture Fair, Robin Rizzini’s Mate sofa is hugely inviting. Its soft cushions make it wonderful to curl up in, while it remains equally comfortable to sit upright in, thanks to seat cushions that are not too deep and a back that is just the right height to be supportive. It has a solid wood frame with elastic belts, concealed feet and a fully removable cover. It is available in other fabrics and as a modular system in a wide variety of sizes and configurations. Spare covers are also available to order.

W94 x D35.5 x H26.5 in.

$4,995.00, Buy it here or here (£2,900.00 – £5,800.00).

*Yes, I’m in London. More to follow soon.

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,995.00
Availability: Buy Mate Sofa here