Avery Janella. Sofa. October 28th , 2017.
Knole sofa, sofas did not exist before the 17th century; benches were used on a large scale instead. The Knole sofa dates to the early 1600s, when an upholstered settee was ordered for Knole, a historic English house. The classic style can be recognized by its straight, high back and angled adjustable arms (in the old days, they were used as protection from drafts).Finials wrapped in cords traditionally connected the back and arms. Even though the popularity of the style has decreased, you can still find Knole sofas in modern houses, adding a charming classic touch.
Sectional Sofa. Function is the main attribute promoted by modernism, and the sectional sofa’s modular components highlight it well. This practical design combines end and corner units, ottomans, recliners and/or chaises. Sectional sofas are a good option for contemporary rooms with high ceilings or lot of windows. They are also great for filling up large spaces, especially in formal areas; they aren’t the best choice for small interiors or powerful personalities.
The fabric for the Pixel Sofa has been picked up by Danish manufacturer Kvadrat, based on a concept of Cristian Zuzunaga, a Royal College of Art graduate. The contemporary couch is sure to grab attention by virtue of its wide spectrum of colors. High-tech and creative types would love something like this in their studio/office.
Danish designer Phillip Grass‘s Accelerator Sofa is a sleekly futuristic furniture concept. With its jet engine-shaped armrests, the sexy seat is the grown-up version of a race-car bed. This minimalistic design looks awesome, but for now is just an interesting concept.
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