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10 Easy Pieces: Architect-Designed Sofas

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10 Easy Pieces: Architect-Designed Sofas

July 29, 2020

Some of our favorite sofas, not surprisingly, are designed by notable architects. From Le Corbusier to Piero Lissoni, here are 10 sofas as thoughtfully-designed as a full-scale building.

designed by italian architect piero lissoni, the extra soft sofa for living div 9
Above: Designed by Italian architect Piero Lissoni, the Extra Soft Sofa for Living Divani is a modular design in fabric or leather. It’s on the higher end of the price spectrum, available for £8,752 at TwentyTwentyOne.
designed by french architect jean marie massaud for poliform, the westside sofa 10
Above: Designed by French architect Jean-Marie Massaud for Poliform, the Westside Sofa is available in fabric or leather upholstery and in a wide variety of configurations. Contact dePlain for pricing and availability.
from architecture firm claesson koivisto rune for design within reach, the lecc 11
Above: From architecture firm Claesson Koivisto Rune for Design Within Reach, the Lecco Sofa comes in two sizes—93 inch and 110 inch—starting at $7,495.
danish architect and designer arne jacobsen, the series 3300 sofa for fritz han 12
Above: Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen, the Series 3300 Sofa for Fritz Hansen comes as a two or three seat set up; prices start at $8,315 at Design Within Reach.
the antonio citterio designed charles large sofa by b&b italia is a remod 13
Above: The Antonio Citterio-designed Charles Large Sofa by B&B Italia is a Remodelista favorite (see our post 5 Favorites: The Ultimate Architect-Designed Sofa). It comes in a range of sizes and configurations, one of which has a chaise-like extension. Contact B&B Italia for pricing and more information.
designed by norm architects for design within reach, the finn sofa comes in bla 14
Above: Designed by Norm Architects for Design Within Reach, the Finn Sofa comes in black or white starting at $1,995.
another design from claesson koivisto rune is the continental sofa for swedese; 15
Above: Another design from Claesson Koivisto Rune is the Continental Sofa for Swedese; $4,702 at Finnish Design Shop.
designed by norm architects for menu, the offset sofa comes in three sizes and  16
Above: Designed by Norm Architects for Menu, the Offset Sofa comes in three sizes and a range of upholstery. Contact Menu for pricing and availability.
an iconic collaborative design between architects charlotte perriand, le corbus 17
Above: An iconic collaborative design between architects Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, and Pierre Jeanneret for Cassina, the LC3 Grand Modele Sofa starts at $12,610 at Design Within Reach.
designed by vincent van duysen for molenti, the lucas sofa is a single seat c 18
Above: Designed by Vincent Van Duysen for Molenti, the Lucas Sofa is a single-seat cushion sofa with technical upholstery fabric or leather. Contact Molenti for price and ordering information.

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