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The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”


     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.


     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Amura 'Elsa' Sofa in Taupe with Connected Table by Luca Scachetti
By Amura
Located in GRUMO APPULA (BA), IT
A bespoke piece that combines the simplicity of shapes to the brazen exhibition of oversized seams, thus almost claiming the craftsmanship and tailored nature of the product. A tribu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Fabric

Contemporary Flora Sofa in Cane Leather with White Oak Base
By Michael Felix
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The flora is just as comfortable as it looks. Completely wrapped in down and feather from the arms to the cushions and backs helps to create the marshmallow look. Shown in the cane l...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

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Leather

Begin Grey Outdoor Sofa by Angeletti Ruzza Made in Italy In stock in Los Angeles
By Angeletti Ruzza
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Comfortable and informal, "Begin" is a modular seating system that offers an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. The volumes are pure and generous. The outdoor "Begin" sofa designs a ge...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Aluminum

Contemporary Handmade Asymmetrical "Theron" Sofa in Geometric Layers by Anaktae
By ANAKTAE
Located in Athens, GR
Contemporary, handcrafted, asymmetrical sofa, model "Theron", comprised of an assemblage of geometric forms in layers, upholstered in fabric. The seating area is a synthesis of abs...
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Modern Sofas

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Brass

Dune Sofa in White Oak
By Stillmade
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Dune sofa was inspired by the soft curvature and varied, undulating planes of natural sand dunes. The sofa's arms, back and seat form a composition of intersecting shapes and pla...
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2010s American Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Oak

Architectural Leather Sofa by Joseph D'Urso for Knoll International, circa 1980
By Knoll, Joseph D'Urso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Exquisite ten pillow cushion architectural sofa by Joe D'Urso for Knoll International. Featuring the original deep burgundy cordovan leather upholstery that has built up an admirable...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Sofas

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Leather

"D'Ivan" Chaise Long, Ebony and Maple by Ivan Paradisi
By Ivan Paradisi
Located in Turin, IT
The Baroque-inspired style of this chaise longue is meant to create an elegant reaction between the forms of the surrounding space and the eclectic shapes of this voluptuous piece. B...
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2010s Italian Modern Sofas

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Velvet, Ebony, Maple

Contemporary Standard Sofa in Caramel Leather with Walnut Base
By Michael Felix
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The standard sofa is deceptively simple at first glance. Upon closer inspection it manages to be both modern and nostalgic, the sofa you will bring with you from home to home for dec...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

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Leather

Pierre Sofa 'Bronze, H9, Black Lacquer' by Hudson
By Barlas Baylar, Hudson Furniture 1
Located in New York, NY
Description: The Pierre Sofa Dimensions: Approx. 123.5"L x 40"D x 28" OaH; Seat Depth 25"D x Seat Height 17"H (custom sizes available) Material: High Gloss H-9, Bronze Base, Fabric C...
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2010s European Modern Sofas

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Bronze, Stainless Steel

Contemporary Vegas Sofa in Jim Thompson Blake Trevira with Walnut Legs
By Stuart Scott
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
The Vegas sofa, similar to our Vegas lounge chair features a pronounced high back and sweeping curved arms. The Vegas sofa is shown here upholstered in Jim Thompson Blake Trevira. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Sofas

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Walnut

Milo Baughman Long Slipper Sofa in Tufted Silver Satin Vinyl, 1970s
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in New York, NY
Long slipper sofa in box tufted silver satin hernatite vinyl with chrome base by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, American, 1970s. Clean design makes this piece both chic end elegant.
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1970s American Vintage Modern Sofas

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Chrome

Orion 3 Seat Sofa with Plush Green Velvet and Rose Gold Arms by Nika Zupanc
By Scarlet Splendour, Nika Zupanc
Located in Kolkata, IN
The rich deep green velvet contrasted with rose gold metal arms accentuates the fluid lines of the Orion 3 Seat Sofa with Plush Green Velvet and Rose Gold Arms by Nika Zupanc. Nika ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Sofas

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Foam

Orion 3 Seat Sofa with Gold Dedar Velvet and Rose Gold Arms by Nika Zupanc
By Scarlet Splendour, Nika Zupanc
Located in Kolkata, IN
Orion 3 Seat Sofa with Gold Dedar Velvet and Rose Gold Arms by Nika Zupanc is a single-seat sofa with opulent gold fabric from Dedar Milano and rose gold metal arms. A statement piec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Sofas

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Foam

Stone Sofa by Maurizio Manzoni
By Maurizio Manzoni
Located in New York, NY
Materials: Upholstery, Calamina colored metal, travertine Dimensions: W 250 cm x D 102 cm x H 77 cm.
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2010s European Modern Sofas

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Travertine, Zinc

Nube Italia Bryant 012 Sofa in Dark Gray Fabric by Marco Corti
By Nube Italia, Marco Corti
Located in New York, NY
Metal and massif wooden frame. Upholstery in shape retaining polyurethane foam with different density with feather on the top. Not visible ABS legs. Optional rising movement on the b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Metal

Nube Italia Pacific Coast in Brown Fabric by Carlo Colombo
By Nube Italia, Carlo Colombo
Located in New York, NY
"Metal frame. Bright or brushed chromium-plated or painted base. Seat cushions in shape retaining polyurethane foam. Back cushion in Bill-Fib fibers with shape-retaining material sup...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Metal

Orion 3 Seat Sofa with Plush Gray Velvet and Rose Gold Arms by Nika Zupanc
By Nika Zupanc, Scarlet Splendour
Located in Kolkata, IN
Orion 3 Seat Sofa with Plush Gray Velvet and Rose Gold Arms by Nika Zupanc has timeless appeal in light gray velvet and rich rose gold metal arms. Nika Zupanc, a strikingly renowned...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Sofas

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Foam

Orion 3 Seat Sofa with Plush Mint Green Velvet and Rose Gold Arms by Nika Zupanc
By Scarlet Splendour, Nika Zupanc
Located in Kolkata, IN
The comfort of Orion 3 Seat Sofa with Plush Mint Green Velvet and Rose Gold Arms by Nika Zupanc compliments the cool mint green velvet and rose gold metal arms. Nika Zupanc, a strik...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Sofas

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Foam

Upholstered Blue Velvet Lounge Sofa, Made in Italy, in Stock in Los Angeles
By Il Pezzo Mancante
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
About the product: An alternation of rounded shapes and geometrical lines, a composite, multi-ethnic plan in which each component and each material contributes to the harmonious bal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Brass

"Reflet" Sofa in Ebony and Sycomore Wood, Multifonctions by Aymeric Lefort
By Aymeric Lefort
Located in SENLIS, OISE
The idea for this sofa was to put together in one furniture all what you need to surround a sofa, a chest of drawers, side tables and standing lights. This furniture is made in Maca...
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Early 2000s French Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Ebony

"Reflet" Sofa in Ebony and Sycamore Wood, Multifunctions by Aymeric Lefort
By Aymeric Lefort
Located in SENLIS, OISE
The idea for this sofa was to put together in one furniture all what you need to surround a sofa, a chest of drawers, side tables and standing lights. This furniture is made in Macas...
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Early 2000s French Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Ebony

Lifesteel Brown Leather Sofa, by Antonio Citterio from Flexform
By Flexform, Antonio Citterio
Located in Vancouver, BC
This lifesteel sofa expresses a light, straightforward aesthetic complemented by generous, inviting proportions. The amply-sized rectangular armrest provides visual impact while its ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Fabric

MissoniHome Inntil Two-Seat Sofa in Varbania & Valmadera Floral Patterns
By MissoniHome
Located in New York, NY
Two-seat sofa in multicolor floral patterned Missoni upholstery. Perfect for adding an elegant touch to any bedroom or living room. Structure: plywood covered with crushproof poly...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Swing Sofa in Brown Leather by Bavuso Giuseppe & Alivar
By Alivar
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Swing three-seat sofa as shown in a top-grade brown leather and walnut base. Modern and elegant and perfect for any living room or lounge area. Designed by Bavuso Giuseppe in 2015. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sofas

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Leather

Truss Sofa in Liquorice Leather and Powder-Coated Steel by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss sofa combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in Liquorice Leather, the Truss line is availa...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

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Steel

Promemoria Pullman Sofa in Fabric and Beech Base by Romeo Sozzi
By Promemoria
Located in Valmadrera (LC), IT
Pullman is a Classic-shaped sofa with a beech base and a non-removable fabric lining. The cushions are in fabric. The sofa is available also angular. The pouf and the small table com...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Beech, Fabric

Truss Sofa in Greige Leather and Powder-Coated Steel by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss sofa combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in Greige leather, the Truss line is available...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

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Steel

Truss Sofa in Maharam Chestnut Fabric & Powder-Coated Steel by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss sofa combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in Chestnut, the Truss line is available in a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

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Steel

Truss Sofa in Maharam Onyx Fabric and Powder-Coated Steel by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss sofa combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in onyx, the Truss line is available in a rang...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

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Steel

Promemoria Pervinca Armchair in Bronze and Fabric Cushion by Romeo Sozzi
By Promemoria
Located in Valmadrera (LC), IT
Pervinca is a swivel armchair that belongs to the "Amaranthine Tales" collection, a tribute that Promemoria has paid to time and its indefinable and unstoppable flow. Pervinca comes ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Bronze

Truss Sofa in Ebony Leather and Powder-Coated Steel by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss sofa combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in ebony Leather, the Truss line is available ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

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Steel

Truss Sofa in Midnight Leather and Powder-Coated Steel by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss sofa combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in midnight leather, the Truss line is availab...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Truss Sofa in Mixed-Media Liquorice and Onyx by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss sofa combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in our mixed-media offering of liquorice onyx,...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric

Truss Sofa in Maharam Ash Fabric and Powder-Coated Steel by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss sofa combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in Ultramarine, the Truss line is available in...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Truss Sofa in Mixed-Media Greige and Ash by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss sofa combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in our mixed-media offering of Greige Ash, the...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric

Truss Sofa in Maharam Cassis Fabric and Powder-Coated Steel by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss sofa combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in Cassis, the Truss line is available in a ra...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

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Steel

Truss Sofa in Maharam Everglade Fabric and Powder-Coated Steel by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss sofa combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in Everglade, the Truss line is available in a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

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Steel

Truss Sofa in Mixed-Media Midnight and Bayou by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss sofa combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in our mixed-media offering of midnight bayou,...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric

Truss Sofa in Maharam Bayou Fabric and Powder-Coated Steel by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss sofa combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in Bayou, the Truss line is available in a ran...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Truss Sofa in Maharam Ash Fabric and Powder-Coated Steel by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss sofa combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in ash, the Truss line is available in a range...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Promemoria Boccaccio Sofa in Bronze and Fabric by Romeo Sozzi
By Promemoria
Located in Valmadrera (LC), IT
Boccaccio is a sofa with bronze structure and non-removable fabric covering.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Bronze

Truss Sofa in Mixed-Media Ebony and Fossil by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss sofa combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in our mixed-media offering of ebony fossil, t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric

Truss Sofa in Maharam Clavicle Fabric & Powder-Coated Steel by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss sofa combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in Clavicle, the Truss line is available in a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Nube Italia Flatter Sofa in Gray Fabric by Antonio Nicoli
By Nube Italia, Antonio Nicoli
Located in New York, NY
Frame in curved painted and finished under high heat steel, available also in the leather version. Cushions: seat in shape retaining polyurethane with a differentiated density, back ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Nube Italia Book Nest Sofa in Light Cream Fabric by Carlo Colombo
By Carlo Colombo, Nube Italia
Located in New York, NY
"Base in painted and belted metal. Frame in multi-layered wood covered in polyurethane foam. Cushions in shape retaining polyurethane with a differentiated density, back cushions in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Wood, Feathers

Nube Italia Pacific Coast in Mustard Fabric by Carlo Colombo
By Carlo Colombo, Nube Italia
Located in New York, NY
"Metal frame. Bright or brushed chromium-plated or painted base. Seat cushions in shape retaining polyurethane foam. Back cushion in Bill-Fib fibers with shape-retaining material sup...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Metal

Nube Italia Book Nest Sofa in Brown Fabric by Carlo Colombo
By Nube Italia, Carlo Colombo
Located in New York, NY
"Base in painted and belted metal. Frame in multi-layered wood covered in polyurethane foam. Cushions in shape retaining polyurethane with a differentiated density, back cushions in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Wood, Feathers

Nube Italia Harbor Sofa in Cream Upholstery by Marco Corti
By Nube Italia, Marco Corti
Located in New York, NY
"Linear sofa in different sizes starting from cm. 180. Metal frame with braided elastic belts. Shape-retaining polyurethane foam upholstery. Back feather pillows. Removable cover ava...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Metal

Nube Italia Tempt Sofa in Light Beige Fabric by Kemistry of Style
By Kemistry of Style, Nube Italia
Located in New York, NY
"Metal frame with braided elastic belts. High definition movable armrests. ABS legs. Seat cushions in feather and shape retaining polyurethane foam, covered in Nortek cotton. Removab...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Metal

Orion 3 Seat Sofa with Dedar Velvet and Gold Arms by Nika Zupanc
By Nika Zupanc, Scarlet Splendour
Located in Kolkata, IN
Orion 3 Seat Sofa with Dedar Velvet and Gold Arms by Nika Zupanc is a single seater sofa with opulent gold fabric from Dedar Milano and gold metal arms. A statement piece! Nika Zupa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam

Forest 3-Seat Sofa with Plush Green Velvet by Marcantonio
Forest 3-seat sofa with plush green velvet by Marcantonio, is a comfortable three-seat sofa with an array of cushions in a variety of green velvets. For his debut creations, Marca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Sofas

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Metal

Strings 3-Seat Sofa with Plush Purple Velvet by Nika Zupanc
By Scarlet Splendour, Nika Zupanc
Located in Kolkata, IN
Strings 3-seat sofa with plush purple velvet by Nika Zupanc is an elegant and ergonomically perfect three-seat sofa, with gorgeous curves. The word strings evokes a vision of ligh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Sofas

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Velvet, Foam, Wood

Orion 3 Seat Sofa with Plush Pink Velvet and Gold Arms by Nika Zupanc
By Nika Zupanc, Scarlet Splendour
Located in Kolkata, IN
Orion 3 Seat Sofa with Plush Pink Velvet and Gold Arms by Nika Zupanc makes a pretty picture in pale pink velvet and rich gold metal arms. Nika Zupanc, a strikingly renowned Sloveni...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Sofas

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Foam

Nube Italia Sophie Sofa in Mid-Brown Leather by Mario Ferrarini
By Mario Ferrarini, Nube Italia
Located in New York, NY
"Metal base with braided elastic belts. Multi-layered curved wood backrest covered in polyurethane foam with a differentiated density. Two versions available: sliding movement with 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Bart Sofa by Moooi
By Moooi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bart sofa is produced with removable covers for the seat cushion and all pillows. The wooden frame is covered in foam and dacron, the seat cushion is made of foam. Please contact us...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sofas

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Foam

Nube Italia Sophie Sofa in Charcoal Grey Upholstery by Mario Ferrarini
By Mario Ferrarini, Nube Italia
Located in New York, NY
"Metal base with braided elastic belts. Multi-layered curved wood backrest covered in polyurethane foam with a differentiated density. Two versions available: Sliding movement with 1...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Orion 3 Seat Sofa with Plush Gray Velvet and Gold Arms by Nika Zupanc
By Nika Zupanc, Scarlet Splendour
Located in Kolkata, IN
Orion 3 Seat Sofa with Plush Gray Velvet and Gold Arms by Nika Zupanc has timeless appeal in light gray velvet and rich gold metal arms. Nika Zupanc, a strikingly renowned Slovenian...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam

Orion 3 Seat Sofa with Plush Green Velvet and Gold Arms by Nika Zupanc
By Scarlet Splendour, Nika Zupanc
Located in Kolkata, IN
The rich deep green velvet contrasted with gold metal arms accentuates the fluid lines of the Orion 3 Seat Sofa with Plush Green Velvet and Gold Arms by Nika Zupanc Nika Zupanc, a s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Sofas

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Foam

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