Nine to Know | Sculptural Sofas

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    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 the living room.

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    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.

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    The Strips Sofa, designed by Cini Boeri for Arflex in the Mayfair Apartment by Richards Stanisich  | Photography by Chris Warnes.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Originally designed in 1970 by Mario Bellini, the classic Camaleonda Sofa has recently been reissued for B&B Italia. Establishing itself as a true icon over the past five decades, the Camaleonda Sofa is constantly featured in international design museums and film-sets.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The Marenco Sofa, designed by Mario Marenco for Arflex in Paddington Terrace by Smart Design Studio | Photography by Anson Smart.

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    The pillowy Marenco Sofa, designed by Mario Marenco for Arflex is padded with stress-resistant polyurethane foam, making for a comfortable and inviting sofa while still offering incredible resistance.

  • Nine to Know | Sculptural Sofas

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