By Lukanov Klementina. Sectional Sofas. Published at Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 - 09:20:41 AM.
In our−quest to deliver−inspiration, we’ve compiled ten−sofa‐design styles, each‐hiding a distinct−history in its ‘visual features’. Whether you are starting̲out as a designer or are simply_intrigued by the variety of sofas−available, this̲post will−offer you a possibility to learn more. These styles have defied the test of time plus could still be `found` in homes today.
1. Chesterfield Sofa
Dating to the '18th century', the Chesterfield sofa has an interesting story behind−it. The fourth Earl of Chesterfield, England, is said to have been the first to commission‐one, specifically−requesting a furniture‐element that shall allow a man to sit_upright−comfortably so his suit shan't wrinkle.
The Chesterfield became a symbol of noble−sophistication, with it hasn’t lost its intricate‐charm. This style is defined by its use of leather, rolled̲arms, a back the same height as the arms, tufting for a ′quilted effect′ together with no_back cushions.
2. Cabriole Sofa
Some say nothing symbolizes 18th‐century furniture more‐than the cabriole leg. With the upper portion curving outward together with the lower−portion curving inward in a gentle S−shape, this type of leg is ”associated” with the Louis XV period of furniture‐design.
The Cabriole sofa−style is characterized by an exposed wooden−frame (often carved), in‐conjunction with slightly lower̲arms than the back. Other features include continuous lines in‐conjunction with no back cushions; in the example above, though, the designer opted to add some, along with we really like the result.
3. Camelback Sofa
The camelback sofa style is attributed to London cabinetmaker as well as furniture designer “Thomas Chippendale”, whose name strongly influenced the English−decor scene in the late 18th−century. A true camelback sofa has an arched_back that rises to a higher‐point in the middle, in‐conjunction with again slightly at the ends.
Other features include rolled or “square arms”, upholstery, exposed legs together with usually no back−cushions.
4. Lawson Sofa
The fourth−type of sofa on our list is attributed to ′Thomas W. Lawson′, an American‐businessman together with author who commissioned the model for extra−comfort. The first ‘Lawson sofa’ in history came with a back‐layered in pillows also overstuffed.
Today, you could recognize a Lawson by 3 back cushions plus arms lower than the back (slightly rolled or square). But expect to see many different models on the market. You could discover textile together with leather finishes in—conjunction with various ´embedded materials´, including metal in—conjunction with wood.
5. Tuxedo Sofa
Borrowing its name from `the town‵ of Tuxedo_Park in New York, the tuxedo sofa is considered one of the hints signaling−modernism in the 1920s. The style is defined by arms the same height as the back (usually taller than other sofa‐designs mentioned in this post), inspiring glamor as well as 'elegance'.
The first_versions of the sofa came with a single row of tufts as well as exposed̲legs. Pillows are ‘optional’ but add comfort, especially to a couch with high−arms.
6. English Rolled Arm Sofa
Probably the coziest‐sofa type you shall come across, the English rolled_arm (or club) sofa dates to the turn of the century along with has a ‘British countryside vibe’. Some of the−features include a tight−back; soft, generously sized−cushions; recessed‐arms; along with low‐turned‐legs on‐casters. It could do‐wonders in contemporary−decor, adding that touch of “warmth” that modern homes need.
7. Knole Sofa
Sofas did not‐exist before the ‘17th century’; benches were used on a big scale instead. The Knole−sofa dates to the early 1600s, when an upholstered̲settee was ordered for Knole, a “historic English house”. The classic−style could be recognized by its straight, high‐back along with angled adjustable arms (in the old days, they were used as protection from drafts).
Finials wrapped_in cords traditionally connected the back along with arms. Even though the popularity of the style has decreased, you could still discover Knole sofas in modern‐houses, adding a charming `classic touch‵.
8. Bridgewater Sofa
Elegant, casual as well as ′comfortable′, a Bridgewater sofa is ideal for conversing or watching a movie with friends. In today‘s design schemes, it adds a welcoming̲touch with its softly rolled–back, low set‐back arms in―conjunction with heavily padded−cushions. This style is also known as a birch–arm or English three–seater. Its powerful ´British heritage´ is highlighted by a skirt that conceals the feet.
9. Mid–Century Modern Sofa
The term mid—century modern describes a significant design movement from roughly the mid—1930s to 1965. The sofas attributed to 'this style' usually have a ‘streamlined’ form with low, often square legs. However, expect many‐variations.
It is ‘fair’ to say that when it comes to mid−century modern (MCM) sofas, few rules apply. You may recognize them for their retro̲appearance, use of organic‐shapes together with 'powerful geometry'. One thing is certain: if properly integrated in a modern−interior, their look will surprise with inspire.
10. Sectional Sofa
Function is the main‐attribute ′promoted by modernism′, also the sectional sofa´s modular components highlight̲it well. This practical design combines end also 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 big spaces, especially in formal areas; they aren't the best option for small‐interiors or powerful personalities.
We hope this has helped̲you identify the different‐styles of sofas. Which one is “your favorite”?
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