The modular sectional is a sofa style that appeals to the architect in us all. Made up of stocky, building block-like cushions, the sofas are designed to be separated, stacked, arranged, and rearranged. They function particularly well for the indecisive designer, frequent remodeler, or a family of climbers and fort builders. Here are our 10 favorites.
Above: Art curator Renee Zellweger has the leather Piero Lissoni Extrasoft Sofa in her San Francisco home. Her family likes to arrange the sofa in one large group in the center of the room or divide it into different groups and place it around the house. It’s made of a double-paneled poplar and pine plywood frame, spring base, and a poly and goose down cushion. It connects together with Velcro fastening and comes in 8 pieces for a whopping £10,296 from twentytwentyone. Photograph by Leslie Williamson from The Art of the Evolving Interior: At Home with an SF Curator. Above: Designed by Anderssen + Voll for Muuto, the Connect Modular Sofa is made up of 11 pieces upholstered in Kvadrat fabric. It comes as a 2-seater or in a range of 3-seater configurations starting at $5,439 from Design Public. Above: The Rope 3-Seater Sofa, designed by Hans Hornemann for Normann Copenhagen, is made of rounded modular components upholstered in New Zealand wool; $5,288 for the corner version at Danish Design Store. Above: From Californian direct-to-consumer company Capsule, the Remissa Sectional Sofa is a modular-style sofa available in Forest Green Felt and Grey Tweed; $3,847 at Capsule. For more on the company see our posts Your First Sofa: 8 New Upstart Companies, Disruptor Edition and Capsule Design: An LA Company Offering Design-Led Furniture (for Less). Above: Designed by Norm Architects for Menu, the Eave Modular Sofa is inspired by architectural eaves (see the curved upholstered armrest) and is sold in parts: the Pouf is $1,200, Middle is $1,760, and Corner is $2,160 at Danish Design Store. Above: The Hay Mags 3-Seater Combination Sofa is made of solid high density foam and down padding and can be fully customized with a chaise, corner, and additional modules. See Hay for pricing and ordering information.