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Instead of purchasing the mundane, why not acquire a work of art, a focal point that has your guests talking? A sofa can be an object to inspire, enjoy and impress. Browse the following list and find one that inspires you or grabs your attention.
Canape by Lila Lang
Short on space but want that old fashioned style? Look no further than the Canape by Lila Lang – it is perfection. The symmetrical design fits either way up a corner wall, blending function and style. And bragging rights include the design that was featured at the Parcours Saint Germaine exhibition in Paris, France.
Do Lo Red sofa by Ron Arad
Remember making camps with the couch cushions? Succumb to your inner child and purchase the ‘Do Lo Red’ sofa by Ron Arad. The varied sized square or rectangle soft polyurethane units can be formed into a wide range of configurations. With a platform base supported by steel pins, the cushions are fixed into place, but can also be manipulated easily. A never-ending design feature for your family room.
Home Sweet Home Sofa
If futuristic is your preference then how about the Home Sweet Home Sofa? Pod-shaped with leather covered PU-foam upholstery, you can relax in style. The exterior has a varnished coating for a sleek look.
Accelerator Sofa by Phillip Grass
For a step further into the future, you can choose the concept Accelerator Sofa design by Phillip Grass. Shaped like jet engines the armrests add to its minimalistic shape. Why not have the adult version of a racecar bed?
Patchwork by Lisa Whatmough
A quirky design is the Patchwork by Lisa Whatmough. Utilizing a patchwork technique, she has created vividly colored funky sofas. These bespoke sofas will certainly provide your space with a colorful impact.
Flexform Oltre Sofa
Looking for a place for your nick-knacks, books or magazines? Look no further than the Flexform Oltre sofa. With useful shelving at either end, the metal-framed sofa has options for leather or polyurethane coverings. Cushions can be covered in fabric or leather – enabling you to customize the look of your sofa.
Are you in search of eco-friendly options? Why not purchase the Croissant Sofa? The indoor version is made of abaca, also known as Manila hemp. Available from Fute Design, this crescent-shaped sofa is esthetically pleasing and makes a bold statement in any setting. Why not buy the out door version as well?
Aston Martin DB6 Couch
Perfect for the car fanatic, in particular the Aston Martin fanatic. Aston Martin Heritage Designs gives us the Aston Martin DB6 couch. Retailing at $7,300 you can enjoy an exact replica limited-edition couch with its very own engraved number plate.
To appeal to those of you who enjoy the macabre, why not purchase a Coffin Couch? Utilizing 18 gauge steel coffins and adapting them into luxurious leather covered couches, Coffin couches in California have a niche market – certainly a talking point for any gathering.
An eye-catcher even today, the iconic Bocca sofa is a tribute to Salvador Dali’s Mae West Lips. Startling in design and color, this sofa will remain timeless.
Star System by Enrico Buscemi and Piergiorgio Leone
A twist on the old Chesterfield design comes the Star system mono-block sculptured sofa. Available in vibrant colors such as fuchsia, red, blue and purple, as well as basic white. Designed by Enrico Buscemi and Piergiorgio Leone, the buttons are a real feature of this sofa – part of the Giovannetti Collezioni. With its sculptured shapes and rolling curves, it is esthetically pleasing and comfortable.
The ultimate in minimalist sofas, the Phantom couch found at Madeindesign leaves no room for hiding objects under or behind it. For a vibrant, sleek look, this sheet of PMMA set into a tubular frame of chromed steel will set the focal point of any room. The price, however, is not minimalist at $3019.20.
Why not have a soothing experiences on your sofa? The soft glow of this illuminated block-shaped sofa brightens up the room on dark winter evenings as it soothes tired television-watching eyes. Made by Waazwiz of Japan, the exterior form lights up and incorporates a soft cushioned center.
Wacky but fun, these sofas are for the ultimate animal lover. Master upholsterer, Rodolfo Rocchetti of Tappezzeria Rocchetti has captured the essence of the animals he models his sofas upon. Utilizing faux fur, Rodolfo not only covers the sofa but models legs, heads and tails to match each animal.
Flying Carpet Sofa
A magic carpet may have been the inspiration for this next sofa. Called East meet West, a wood and inox support forms a Persian rug into the sofa shape. Just imagine the décor for such a piece? Mystical Arabian Nights or lush oasis? The designer Tonio de Roover certainly came up with a unique design.
A sofa to match any color scheme – is it possible? Certainly with the Pixel Sofa, based on a concept of Royal College of Art graduate, Cristian Zuzunaga. With its wide spectrum of colors no matter your wall color – it will fit.