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Is sofa American or British?

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Is sofa American or British?
Sofa is both American and British. In the UK, sofa is the most commonly used term for an upholstered piece of furniture designed to seat two people or more. Americans use the word sofa as well. However, couch is the more popular name for sofas in the U.S. On 1stDibs, find a diverse assortment of antique, vintage and contemporary sofas.
1stDibs ExpertMay 30, 2024
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rare curved sofa element or huge lounge chair by norman bel geddes
Located in Munich, DE
corner element for a bigger sofa landscape, that can also be used as single impressive loung chair. we have two 2-seater sofas also avaiable.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Danish Midcentury 3-Seater Sofa in Solid Oak and Wool by Henry Kjærnulf, 1960s
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Rare and sought after sofa attributed to Danish Designer, Henning Kjaernulf made from quarter-sawn white oak, Hand carved in brutalist style seeking inspiration from art & crafts and...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Leather 3-seater sofa Coronado by Tobia Scarpa for B&B Italia, Italy ca. 1960
Located in Meulebeke, BE
Italy / 1960 / 3-seater sofa / Coronado / Tobia Scarpa / B&B Italia / leather / mid-century / vintage / Italian design This extremely comfortable Coronado three-seater sofa was des...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather

amazing no.26 florence knoll huge 245cm! sofa
Located in Munich, DE
wonderful and all original florence knoll leather sofa. very unusual big size and in very good condition for it´s age.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Sculptural Acer Dining Sofa Wool Upholstery
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Combining sharp carve-outs of the monumental arched base with rounded shapes of the voluminous upholstery. The Acer Dining Sofa is crafted for comfort and durability, using the bes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Brutalist Sofas

Materials

Oak, Walnut

Scandinavian Modern Three Seat Sofa in Beige Red Fabric and Blonde Wood
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Sofa, fabric, beech, Scandinavia, 1940s Wonderful and plush sofa, crafted in Scandinavia during the 1940s. Its solid construction ensures durability, while its upholstery in two ele...
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Vintage 1940s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Beech

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