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Top 10 Modern Sofas

Whether you’re seeking a sleek statement piece, a cozy spot to lounge on for family movie night, or a sleeper to accommodate overnight guests, our range of modern sofas are sure to suit your style.

Place Three Seater from Vitra

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Place Three Seater Sofa from Vitra

A modern interpretation of a classic sofa, the Place Three Seater Sofa from Vitra is low lounge seating at it’s best. Voluminous, slightly rounded cushions in soft fabric or leather make this sofa an inviting place to sink into after a long day or cozy up to someone special.

Atwood Sofa from Gus* Modern

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Atwood Sofa from Gus* Modern

With a name inspired from Canadian novelist, this sofa is the perfect place to cuddle up and read a favorite book. Both feminine and graceful, the Atwood Sofa features flared legs and button-tufted detail. Piping on both front and back seams makes the perfect finishing touch on the Atwood Sofa.

Jane Sofa from Gus* Modern

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Jane Sofa from Gus* Modern

Inspired by iconic pieces, the Jane Sofa has a refined mid-century look. Sleek lines coupled with button-tufted cushions make the Jane Sofa work with a variety of interior styles. Constructed of FSC Certified wood, and featuring a stainless steel base and plastic bumpers on each leg to prevent floor damage, the Jane Sofa is a great place to curl up or lounge in style. All fabric is CA 117 approved and double rub tested.

Rest 3-Seater Sofa from Muuto

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Rest 3-Seater Sofa from Muuto

Design by Andersen & Voll By Muuto. Rest is a sofa series with a welcoming and warm appearance that invites you to sit back and relax! Boasting an internal steel base and wooden frame and a defined back and bottom filled with soft cushioning and feather filling, the Rest 3-Seater Sofa is a trifecta of sturdy, stylish, and comfortable design. Select from several rich upholstery options. Also offered in a 2-Seater version.

Goetz™ Sofa from Herman Miller

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Goetz Sofa from Herman Miller

Design by Mark Goetz, 1999. Made in the U.S.A. by Herman Miller. Molded plywood carries an immediate association with classic Herman Miller designs, and Mark Goetz, principal of TZ Design in New York City, skillfully and creatively incorporates this material in his sofa design. The Goetz Sofa turns traditional sofas inside out, since its plywood shell is clearly visible as both an aesthetic element and a structural frame. A complex miter at every corner allows the molded veneer to wrap completely around the sides and back.
The Goetz Sofa’s dramatic profile features upholstered cushions with a balanced seat depth that gives ergonomic support as well as room to lie down. A durable polyurethane finish protects veneers. Zippered covers on all cushions can be easily removed for cleaning. Matte finish metal legs add contemporary appeal. Select from five veneer finishes with a wide-range of upholstery choices.

Florence Knoll Lounge Sofa from Knoll

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Florence Knoll Lounge Sofa from Knoll

Design by Florence Knoll, 1954, the groundbreaking 1954 Lounge Collection is truly an icon of modern classic design. The versatile group includes this handsome Sofa. The streamlined silhouette is generously sized, at over 7-feet in total width. Thoughtful details include fully welted and tufted seat backs with variable density cushioning and seat suspension with No-Sag springs. The exposed frame and legs are constructed of heavy gauge tubular steel and offered in a choice of two finishes.
The Florence Knoll Sofa is offered in a broad range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck leathers. (Pieces upholstered in leather have matching buttons; pieces upholstered in fabric do not have buttons.) Select base finish, then select upholstery textile and color. The Collection also includes a Bench, Lounge Chair and Settee, sold separately.

Suita Three Seater Sofa, Pointed Cushions from Vitra

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Suita Three Seater Sofa from Vitra

Design by Antonio Citterio, 2010 the Versatile and modern, Suita Suita Three Seater Sofa with Pointed Cushions is part of the Suita Collection from Vitra. Designed for maximum comfort, Suita Sofas are uniquely tailored to offer a variety of sizes and add-on features for a customized fit in most any space and are offered in a wide range of fabrics and colors. The slender seat shell allows for maximum seating area, while the Suita Two Seater Sofa maintains a small footprint. Convenient for use in tight urban spaces, Suita Sofas are substantial enough to accommodate every shape and size while remaining quite elegant.

Dane Standard Sofa from True Modern

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Dane Standard Sofa from True Modern

Design by Edgar Blazona. Made in U.S.A. by True Modern. A classic all on its own, the Dane Standard Sofa makes a statement while retaining its minimalist, sleek, and polished aesthetic. Taking its name from the high-fashion stiletto Danish legs that carry it, the standard sofa exude elegance and poise. Perfect for any room in your home, Dane’s sleek and classic shape features super slim arms and Danish legs with your choice of finish. Available in a variety of striking colors, select the perfect hue for your living space.

Parker Sofa from Thayer Coggin

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Parker Sofa from Thayer Coggin

Made in the U.S.A. by Thayer Coggin. The Parker Sofa is a charming blend of classic and modern styles, delivering a well-loved piece that is welcome to a variety of living spaces. Featuring a cozy crescent shape, a supportive low backrest hugs the lengthy perimeter of Parker’s singular seat cushion. 4 back pillows and 1 kidney pillow fit the mold of its unique shape, offering plush support that is form fitting and re-positionable. Place Parker in the center of an open floor plan to show off its flattering figure, or nestle into a window nook thanks to the space-saving curvature of its frame. Parker Sofa is artfully crafted with an exposed wood base and hand-upholstered in a selection of luxurious fabrics.

Barber Osgerby Three Seater Sofa from Knoll

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Barber Osgerby Three Seater Sofa from Knoll

Design by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, 2013. By Knoll. Offering a relaxed and contemporary attitude toward interior design, the Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby Collection for Knoll is distinguished by a pinched pleat stitch that reinforces its architectural profile and plays against the curvature of cushions on each face. As part of the collection, the elegant Three Seater Sofa is constructed of an aluminum and wood frame, and successfully bridges the gap between comfort and stunning aesthetics. Cast aluminum feet — available in chrome or several painted finishes including red and black — serve as anchoring focal points, tastefully contrasting the available range of upholstery options. Customize the Barber Osgerby Sofa to be uniquely yours and enjoy the style and enduring quality for years to come.

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Rachel Kemp

Rachel Kemp

Rachel is one of the Merchandise Managers for YLiving with a long career in merchandising and is thrilled to finally be working through a channel that supports her passion for modern design. As a mother of two toddlers, she is practical, design driven in her decisions with furnishing her home and tempted daily with the endless options of home upgrades.

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