An investment. An heirloom. A defining feature. A luxury sofa is one of the most important purchases for your home. It’s the main focal point of a living room – the one space in your home which most commonly serves as a place to both relax and entertain, to gather and to spend time in.
Hundreds of books having been dedicated to the history of this furniture stalwart and just as many tributes have been created by design icons from Le Corbusier to Vladimir Kagan. In fact, often a sofa can be representative of an entire style period – Modernist, Art Deco or Victorian – at first sight.
With such a detailed past, understanding the distinction between and choosing sofa styles can prove difficult. It may have been deconstructed and reimagined, undone and redone in everything from metal to cardboard but, truth be told, the classics are always in fashion. Discover the 12 luxury sofas you need to know about.