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10 Easy Pieces: The Perfect High-End Luxury Sofa

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10 Easy Pieces: The Perfect High-End Luxury Sofa

January 16, 2019

At Remodelista, we often feature sofa designs that are economical to mid-range in price, but for readers in search of a truly luxury sofa, we decided to cover our bases (plus, one can dream).

There are sofas past and present that are priced upward of $60K, but in our book, expense alone does not merit quality. This roundup includes our most-dreamed-of luxury sofas, and while none of them are $60K, all tend to ring in above the $8K mark.

New York City atelier Dimitry & Co. designs some of our favorite luxe sofas. Take this style, the Belgard sofa with a curved back and arms and linen upholstery. Prices start at $9,375. For more, see our post Belgium by Way of Manhattan: Dmitriy & Co.
Above: New York City atelier Dimitry & Co. designs some of our favorite luxe sofas. Take this style, the Belgard sofa with a curved back and arms and linen upholstery. Prices start at $9,375. For more, see our post Belgium by Way of Manhattan: Dmitriy & Co.
Designer Rose Uniacke makes a suite of perfect sofas. Shown here is the Classic Sofa with a design “based on the outlines of Howard & Sons’ ‘Baring’ sofa and using the patented elastic seat design of 1866.” Made with feather and down cushioned arms and seat, the sofa requires 20 meters of fabric for production. $9,653.63 for the medium size through Rose Uniacke. For other sofas by Uniacke, see her Drawing Room Sofa, Serpentine Sofa, and Studio Sofa.
Above: Designer Rose Uniacke makes a suite of perfect sofas. Shown here is the Classic Sofa with a design “based on the outlines of Howard & Sons’ ‘Baring’ sofa and using the patented elastic seat design of 1866.” Made with feather and down cushioned arms and seat, the sofa requires 20 meters of fabric for production. $9,653.63 for the medium size through Rose Uniacke. For other sofas by Uniacke, see her Drawing Room Sofa, Serpentine Sofa, and Studio Sofa.
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.
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 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.
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.
The “if I won the lotto” sofa for a few of us on the Remodelista team: designer Børge Mogensen’s 2213 Three-Seater Sofa in vegetable-tanned leather (it’s also available in upholstery fabric and other leathers). Designed in 1962 and still in production via Frederica Furniture, you can find the sofa for CA $22,295 at Mjölk in Toronto.
Above: The “if I won the lotto” sofa for a few of us on the Remodelista team: designer Børge Mogensen’s 2213 Three-Seater Sofa in vegetable-tanned leather (it’s also available in upholstery fabric and other leathers). Designed in 1962 and still in production via Frederica Furniture, you can find the sofa for CA $22,295 at Mjölk in Toronto.
Of course the De Padova Raffles Sofa wins a spot on our list. Designed by Vico Magistretti in 1988, the sofa is a classic English style and can be purchased through Suite NY (contact for pricing) in the US or at Twentytwentyone in the UK for £5,566.
Above: Of course the De Padova Raffles Sofa wins a spot on our list. Designed by Vico Magistretti in 1988, the sofa is a classic English style and can be purchased through Suite NY (contact for pricing) in the US or at Twentytwentyone in the UK for £5,566.
The George Sherlock sofa is the exemplar English roll arm sofa. Shown here is the Extended Mac Sofa 2-Seater available through George Sherlock directly or at Ruby Beets. Prices must be requested directly through either avenue.
Above: The George Sherlock sofa is the exemplar English roll arm sofa. Shown here is the Extended Mac Sofa 2-Seater available through George Sherlock directly or at Ruby Beets. Prices must be requested directly through either avenue.
Designed by Florence Knoll in 1954, the Relax Three Seater Sofa with tufted upholstery is still manufactured by Knoll and is available for £7,584 at Twentytwentyone.
Above: Designed by Florence Knoll in 1954, the Relax Three Seater Sofa with tufted upholstery is still manufactured by Knoll and is available for £7,584 at Twentytwentyone.
The luxe BDDW Edmund Sofa has a solid wood frame with mortise and tenon joinery. It’s made with feather, wool, and cotton cushion, horsehair and cotton arms and back, and cast-bronze ball feet. Contact BDDW for pricing  (the sofa is available in six sizes, in addition to custom sizing).
Above: The luxe BDDW Edmund Sofa has a solid wood frame with mortise and tenon joinery. It’s made with feather, wool, and cotton cushion, horsehair and cotton arms and back, and cast-bronze ball feet. Contact BDDW for pricing  (the sofa is available in six sizes, in addition to custom sizing).
Designed by Russell Pinch for The Future Perfect, the Goddard Sofa has an elegantly curved silhouette (see our post High/Low: The Curvy Sofa) and is available in four shades of velvet or customer’s own fabric; $7,930 to $9,420 at The Future Perfect.
Above: Designed by Russell Pinch for The Future Perfect, the Goddard Sofa has an elegantly curved silhouette (see our post High/Low: The Curvy Sofa) and is available in four shades of velvet or customer’s own fabric; $7,930 to $9,420 at The Future Perfect.
Another sofa by Belgian designer Vincent Van Duysen, this time for Arflex: the Cousy Sofa. Shown here in white linen slipcover (the sofa is available with the addition of the customer’s own material for $9,510 at The Future Perfect.) If you like Van Duysen’s designs make sure to check our our exclusive interview between Remodelista reader and design buff, actress Julianne Moore and Vincent Van Duysen.
Above: Another sofa by Belgian designer Vincent Van Duysen, this time for Arflex: the Cousy Sofa. Shown here in white linen slipcover (the sofa is available with the addition of the customer’s own material for $9,510 at The Future Perfect.) If you like Van Duysen’s designs make sure to check our our exclusive interview between Remodelista reader and design buff, actress Julianne Moore and Vincent Van Duysen.

For more on finding the right sofa, see Expert Advice: How to Buy a Couch that Will Last: An Insider Guide. And for more sofas at other price points, see our posts:

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