Breaking away from the traditional sofa mould, we’re exploring nine of our favourite nonconformist, sculptural sofas.
Challenging the sofa stereotype, sculptural sofas create comfort and alluring visual interest through their unconventional, plump or curvaceous form. Our collection of nine of sculptural sofas – be they well-loved classics or contemporary frontrunners – are sure to have you rethinking what statement a sofa can make in theliving room.
The Strips Sofa, part of the Strips collection, is one of Arflex’s most iconic pieces and integral to the brand’s history. Available as a sofa, bed or sofa bed, the Strips Sofa is characterised by fully removable quilted covers.
The Polar Bear Sofa designed by Jean Royére in Emmanuel de Bayser’s Berlin Apartment | Photography by Manolo Yllera.
Designed by Jean Royére in the late 1940s, the Polar Bear Sofa is upholstered in soft woollen velvet. Today, the sofa has cemented itself as a design icon and is highly sought after by tastemakers and collectors around the globe.
Resembling a large nest, the Boa Sofa, designed by F. e H. Campana for Edra consists of 100 meters of tubular velvet filled with polyurethane chips and goose down, knotted by 4 people simultaneously to form a large irregular weave.
Inspired by a punching bag, Lucy Kurrein’s Rondo 3 Max Sofa, for Molinari Living features simple cylindrical legs that gently press into the leather on the sides, showing just how soft the cushions are.
Characterised by its deep curves and rich velvet or leather upholstery, the Cloverleaf Sofa was designed by Verner Panton in 1969 for Verpan. The system is entirely customisable and can be formatted into any shape, that makes it particularly popular with museum and exhibition designers.
The DS-1025 Sofa, designed by Ubald Klug for De Sede consists of the elements ‘left’ and ‘right’. These constitute a welcoming two-seater sofa, a seating pyramid or a small range of upholstered hills, allowing you to implement your own design.