After enduring eight couch-less years in New York—watching movies and writing and, dare I say it, eating meals in my bed—I’m overdue for the first big furniture investment many twenty-somethings make: buying a sofa. But I’ve been hesitant to take the plunge (read: Expert Advice: How to Buy a Couch that Will Last).
But at last I’ve found a couch I feel confident about. It’s the latest release—and the first sofa—from Detroit-based flat-pack furniture company Floyd, and is fairly priced, built to last, and easily taken apart (and put back together) for city dwellers who move house frequently. I love the pared-down, laid-back design—and Julie couldn’t help but notice similarities to a longtime favorite which is a grade above, price-wise. Which would you choose?
A three-seater Floyd Sofa with an upholstered frame is $1490; the three-seater with birch frame is $1590. Another plus: it ships for free.
A few notable differences: Hay’s version has piping on its cushions (one of our Design Trends for Fall 2018), and a canvas, not wood, frame. Like the Floyd Sofa, it’s available in a variety of colors and sizes; the Three-Seater with Grey Army Frame shown here is $2,321 via the Finnish Design Shop. (See the full list of retailers here.)
N.B.: See more of our Floyd coverage at Sleep Simplified: The Floyd Platform Bed for Urban Nomads and 5 Favorites: The New Portable Flat-Pack Bedframe.
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