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Italian Sofa Reupholstered in Grey Fabric with Brass Legs 1950s
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Sofa, reupholstered in grey fabric, brass, Italy, 1950s This large settee is an example of Italian design from the 1950s. Organic and sculptural, this sofa is anything but minimalis...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Tarantino 3 Seaters Sofa in Grey Fabric with Black Gold Legs
By Lorenza Bozzoli, Ghidini 1961
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Soft and welcoming, this sofa is inspired by the 70’s; a decade that changed our culture forever through freedom and self-discovery. The Sofa invites you to a world of fantasy where ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Tarantino 3 Seaters Sofa in Blue Fabric with Black Gold Legs
By Ghidini 1961, Lorenza Bozzoli
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Soft and welcoming, this sofa is inspired by the 70’s; a decade that changed our culture forever through freedom and self-discovery. The Sofa invites you to a world of fantasy where ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Tarantino 3 Seaters Sofa in Beige Fabric with Black Gold Legs
By Ghidini 1961, Lorenza Bozzoli
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Soft and welcoming, this sofa is inspired by the 70’s; a decade that changed our culture forever through freedom and self-discovery. The Sofa invites you to a world of fantasy where ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sofas

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Fabric

Katana 3 Seater Sofa in Blue Fabric with Brown Burnished Brass Legs
By Ghidini 1961, Paolo Rizzatto
Located in Brooklyn, NY
In the Katana sofa, Paolo Rizzatto, being the refined and expert designer he is, puts great care in the proportions of the structural elements of the product. In the elliptical leg, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sofas

Materials

Fabric

1960s White Fabric on Walnut Legs Sofa by Adrian Pearsall
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
New upholstery in off white fabric, walnut base, Sofa by Adrian Pearsall, USA, 1965. Very unique sofa designed by Adrian Pearsall. The sofa comes new upholstered in off white high-q...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery, Walnut

Tarantino 3 Seaters Sofa in Green Fabric with Black Gold Legs
By Lorenza Bozzoli, Ghidini 1961
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Soft and welcoming, this sofa is inspired by the 70’s; a decade that changed our culture forever through freedom and self-discovery. The Sofa invites you to a world of fantasy where ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Tarantino 3 Seaters Sofa in Brown Fabric with Black Gold Legs
By Ghidini 1961, Lorenza Bozzoli
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Soft and welcoming, this sofa is inspired by the 70’s; a decade that changed our culture forever through freedom and self-discovery. The Sofa invites you to a world of fantasy where ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Frame 2 Seaters Sofa in Naturale Fabric with Polished Brass Legs
By Ghidini 1961, Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stefano Giovannoni designs Frame for GHIDINI1961, a new collection composed of sofas, armchairs, dining and coffee tables, bookshelves and cabinets. Everything starts from a simple e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sofas

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Fabric

Belt Sofa in Oatmeal Fabric and Teak Legs
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The contemporary belt sofa brings together beautiful European styled arms with a sophisticated modern frame style. Available in an oatmeal fabric and teak legs, the belt sofa will he...
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2010s Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Paleta Asymmetrical Sofa Leather/Fabric Combo Polished Aluminum Legs by Leolux
By Leolux
Located in Chicago, IL
A world lies at your feet; ready for you to shape it to suit your ideas on taste, interiors and life. Paleta is your home, your workroom, a place to relax. A broad landscape that off...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Sofas

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Aluminum

Frame 3 Seaters Sofa in Orange Fabric with Brown Burnished Brass Legs
By Stefano Giovannoni, Ghidini 1961
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stefano Giovannoni designs Frame for GHIDINI1961, a new collection composed of sofas, armchairs, dining and coffee tables, bookshelves and cabinets. Everything starts from a simple e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Amura 'Leonard' 2-Seat Sofa in Charcoal Fabric and Metal Legs by Emanuel Gargano
By Amura
Located in GRUMO APPULA (BA), IT
Leonard is a seating system created by the aggregation of geometric volumes defined by an elegant silhouette. A continuous line draws the outline of seats, backrests, and armrests th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Fabric

Bold 3 Seaters Sofa in Fabric and Leather with Black Gold Legs by Elisa Giovanno
By Elisa Giovannoni, Ghidini 1961
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This family of products makes a bold statement with its generous cylindrical foot, connecting its structural perimeter while delimiting the objects that compose it. The distinctive m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sofas

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Fabric

21st Century Beluga 3-Seater Sofa in Fabric and Legs in Hand-carved Wood
By Jumbo Collection
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
Beluga 3-seater sofa with structure in beechwood. Padding in foam. Upholstery in fabric DOM.081. Legs in hand-carved wood finished in antique gold with patina J288O. N° 2 pillows 50x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Arflex Hall Sofa in Barre Fabric and Wood Legs by Roberto Menghi
By Arflex, Roberto Menghi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We are at the end of the ‘50s: an interesting series of armchairs and sofas, designed by Roberto Menghi and called Hall, joins arflex collection. Hall armchair receives in 1959 the h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Wood

Arflex Cradle Two-Seater Sofa in Cherie Fabric with Black Legs by Neri & Hu
By Neri & Hu, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Cradle's characteristic is based on the structure: a classical triangular construction, that is repeated several times around the models. Additional information: Materials: Uphol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Arflex Pecorelle Sofa in Denver Fabric with Black Metal Legs by Cini Boeri
By Cini Boeri, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The architect Cini Boeri tells that she was inspired by Christo Vladimirov Javasev's and Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon's works, masters in the art of landscape painting. Nature pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Pencil Leg 4 Cushion Sofa
Located in Wilmington, DE
Mid-Century Modern pencil leg 93" 4 cushion sofa Offered is an unrestored mid-century modern sofa, probably by Kroehler. The sofa very unique lines and is elevated on pencil legs ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric

Edward Wormley Elegant Sofa with Mahogany Legs, 1950s
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Elegant sofa with four back pillows and conical mahogany legs by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, 1950s.    
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam, Wood, Mahogany, Fabric

Frame 3 Seaters Sofa in Beige with Brown Burnished Brass Legs
By Stefano Giovannoni, Ghidini 1961
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stefano Giovannoni designs Frame for GHIDINI1961, a new collection composed of sofas, armchairs, dining and coffee tables, bookshelves and cabinets. Everything starts from a simple e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Frameworks Alpine Sofa with Frameworks Russet Wooden Legs
By Brendan Bass
Located in Dallas, TX
The Alpine high leg sofa and sectional take inspiration from inspirational architecturally constructed wooden structures of Texas. The Alpine leg has contouring angles that start at ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Ernesto Hauner Attributed Iron Leg Three-Seat Sofa, Brazil, c 1960s
By Ernesto Hauner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This unique three-seat sofa was sourced in Rio de Janeiro Brazil and recently imported to the US, the design attributed to Ernesto Hauner for Forma with similar style iron legs as ch...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Iron

Contemporary Round White Bouclé Sofa With Handpainted Legs
By Hommes Studio
Located in Porto, PT
Lunarys sofa is a contemporary style sofa that features a glamorous aesthetic look. It's an outstanding modern sofa, upholstered in bouclé and feet in a handpainted gloss marble effe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Bouclé

1950s Brown Upholstery Six-Leg Sofa by Edward Wormley 'D'
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Six-leg sofa, brass legs, Edward Wormley, USA, 1955. Impressively simple sofa designed by Edward Wormley. The unconventional brass legs pleasantly disrupt the clear appearance of ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Round Sage Green Velvet Sofa with Handpainted Legs
By Hommes Studio
Located in Porto, PT
Lunarys sofa is a contemporary style sofa that features a glamorous aesthetic look. It's an outstanding modern sofa, upholstered in bouclé and feet in a handpainted gloss marble effe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Velvet, Wood

Abyss Sofa Channeling Deep Tufted Metal Legs Black Custom
Located in Ridgewood, NY
Asymmetrical contours of the Abyss sofa allow your eyes to roam to and from each of its unique ends. The horizon of the sofa is reminiscent of a casual lounge which melds into a cave...
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2010s American Other Sofas

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Fabric

Swedish Mid-Century Sofa with Structural Legs, Sweden 1960s
Located in Utrecht, NL
Scandinavian style has a long, well-established history, traditionally marked by simplicity, bright whites, natural wood tones, minimal folk style ornamentation, and colour washed fu...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Large Landscape Nathan Lindberg Modular Curved Sofa Dedar Pinewood Legs 'C'
By Nathan Lindberg, Milo Baughman, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful modular curved sofa, solid pinewood legs, professionally upholstery, perfect condition, high quality Dedar fabric is soft to the touch and very sturdy, freestanding, perfec...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Pine

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Daybed / Sofa on Pencil Legs
Located in Wilmington, DE
Mid-Century Modern walnut daybed / sofa. Offered is a Mid-Century Modern walnut daybed / sofa in the style of Adrian Pearsall. The sofa has three removable cushions and is on Penc...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Walnut

Danish Cabinetmaker Three-Seater Sofa with Stained Wood Legs, Denmark 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
This beautiful Danish three-seater sofa features the recognizable touch of Danish Modernism: exquisite materials, craftsmanship, and an elegantly curved shape, because of which this ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

Italian Mid-Century Sofa with Sculptrual Legs, Italy 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
What sets Italian mid-century furniture pieces apart from the rest of the world is that it in Italy good design was generally being produced by and for the upper class. Though the ad...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Loft Sofa curved sofa loose seat cushions sofa walnut legs curved shape
Located in Ridgewood, NY
Simple lines with a single subtle curve make the Loft sofa elegant and energetically fresh. Classically minimal and refined, the design challenges conventional ideas of scale and space.
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2010s American Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Vintage Florence Knoll Sofa Chrome Legs Tufted Seat & Back
By Florence Knoll
Located in Toledo, OH
Vintage Florence Knoll for Knoll International sofa with chrome legs. Three tufted seat and back cushions. Very nice to excellent condition. Dimensions: 34" depth x 90" W x 29" H, se...
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Mid-20th Century North American Modern Sofas

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Fabric

Elegant Curved Sofa in Custom Upholstery with Brass Legs
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Elegant curved sofa in custom upholstery with brass legs. Customization is available in different sizes, finishes and fabrics.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal, Brass

Mr. Olsen 3-Seat Sofa with Walnut Legs, by Hans Olsen from Warm Nordic
By Hans Olsen
Located in Viby J, DK
A Classic, sophisticated designer sofa designed in the 1950s by the highly acclaimed Danish architect, Hans Olsen. The Mr. Olsen sofa is an original design that is a perfect match fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam

Fabulous Restored Saber Leg Faux Bamboo Sofa, circa 1970
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent sofa is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and installation ready. Expert custom uph...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Hardwood

Beautiful Sofa Made of Solid Timber and Wood Tapered Legs
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Other Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

21st Century Carpanese Home Italia Sofa with Wooden Legs Modern, 7443
By Carpanese Home Italia
Located in Sanguinetto, IT
Modular sofa characterized by a soft backrest perfectly shaped that enhances the comfort. The wooden feet improves the subtle look of the sofa and give a more elegant feeling. On t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

Unusal No.26 Florence Knoll 3-Seater Sofa with Wooden Legs
By Florence Knoll
Located in Munich, DE
unusual florence knoll sofa with wooden legs. original fabric and possible new foam.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Danish Cabinetmaker Corner Sofa with Stained Wood Legs, Denmark Ca 1930s
Located in Utrecht, NL
This beautiful Danish three-seater sofa recalls the Art Deco style of the 1930s with the recognizable touch of Danish Modernism. In combination with the unadorned style of Danish des...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Wood, Fabric, Bouclé

Larry Laslo for Directional Red Modern Italian Bauhaus Style Chrome Leg Sofa
By Directional
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Larry Laslo for Directional red modern Italian Bauhaus style chrome leg sofa. Listing includes 6 chrome metal legs, red microfiber upholstery, original label, clean modernist lines, ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Ghidini1961 Katana bench in Fabric with Polished Brass Legs by Paolo Rizzatto
By Paolo Rizzatto, Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Thus the elliptical section of the leg emphasizes its elegant and solid supporting element. The padded seat, simple and closed, suggests possible variations of shapes, dimensions and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Chinoiserie Chow Leg Ming Style Sofa by Schnadig International Furniture
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Topeka, KS
Gorgeous chinoiserie chow leg sofa by Schnadig International Furniture with Hollywood Regency flair. Comprised of a beautiful wood Ming style platform base with foam seat and loose c...
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Late 20th Century American Chinoiserie Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

William Watting Freestanding Sofa on Dark Polishes Beech Legs, 1950s
By William Watting
Located in Hamburg, HH
A rare, freestanding sofa on dark polished beech legs. The seat, curved armrests and deep-fastened back comes with the original, patinated cover of upholstery fabric. Made in the 19...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Beech, Fabric

Large Landscape Nathan Lindberg Modular Curved Sofa Fur Boucle Pinewood Legs 'B'
By Nathan Lindberg, Milo Baughman, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful modular curved sofa, solid pinewood legs, professionally upholstery, perfect condition, the fabric is super soft to the touch, freestanding, perfect shape, super cozy and c...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Pine

Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Style Sofa on Pencil Legs
By Paul McCobb
Located in Wilmington, DE
Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb style sofa on pencil legs Offered is an unrestored Mid-Century Modern sofa similar to the style of Paul McCobb. The sofa can Stand to be reupholster...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

European Upholstered Two-Seater Sofa with Stained Wood Legs, Europe ca 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
The European perspective on cabinetmaking is exceptional, and wood is omnipresent in mid-century modernism. This sumptuous curved sofa features the immediately recognizable touches o...
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

21st Century Carpanese Home Italia Sofa with Wooden Legs Neoclassic, 6439
By Carpanese Home Italia
Located in Sanguinetto, IT
3 seater sofa characterized by a soft backrest that enhances the comfort. The wooden carved legs improves the classic look of the sofa and give a more elegant feeling. On the backr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

21st Century Carpanese Home Italia Sofa with Wooden Legs Neoclassic, 5939
By Carpanese Home Italia
Located in Sanguinetto, IT
3 seater sofa.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

21st Century Carpanese Home Italia Sofa with Wooden Legs Neoclassic, 5639
By Carpanese Home Italia
Located in Sanguinetto, IT
Three seater sofa characterized by a soft backrest perfectly shaped that enhances the comfort. The wooden frame improves the classic look of the sofa and give a more elegant feeling...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

21st Century Carpanese Home Italia Sofa with Wooden Legs Neoclassic, 6236
By Carpanese Home Italia
Located in Sanguinetto, IT
2 seater sofa without friezes.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

Frame 3 Seaters Sofa in Deep Blue with Brown Burnished Brass Legs
By Stefano Giovannoni, Ghidini 1961
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stefano Giovannoni designs Frame for GHIDINI1961, a new collection composed of sofas, armchairs, dining and coffee tables, bookshelves and cabinets. Everything starts from a simple e...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Mr. Olsen 3-Seat Sofa with Smoked Oak Legs, by Hans Olsen from Warm Nordic
By Hans Olsen
Located in Viby J, DK
A Classic, sophisticated designer sofa designed in the 1950s by the highly acclaimed Danish architect, Hans Olsen. The Mr. Olsen sofa is an original design that is a perfect match fo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam

Abyss Mini Sofa Chaise Channeling Deep Tufted Metal Legs Velvet Purple Custom
Located in Ridgewood, NY
Asymmetrical contours of the Mini Abyss Sofa allow your eyes to roam to and from each of its unique ends. The horizon of the sofa is reminiscent of a casual lounge which melds into a...
Category

2010s American Other Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Elegant Danish Three-Seater Sofa with Beech Legs, Denmark ca 1930s
Located in Utrecht, NL
This beautiful Danish two-seater sofa recalls the Art Deco style of the 1930s with the recognizable touch of Danish Modernism. Thanks to its elegantly curved shape, this type of sofa...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Mid-Century Elongated Low Profile Walnut Trimmed Sofa on Tapered legs
Located in Wilmington, DE
Mid-Century Elongated Low Profile Walnut Trimmed sofa on Tapered legs Offered is an unrestored mid-century modern sofa. This sofa is very cool and has nice lines. The design screams...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Green PK15 Single Seat Sofa, Steel Structure & Ebonized Legs by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, Paraná
PK15 sofa is inspired by wooden trusses used in the construction of roofs. The sofa sockets refer to the “Gusset Plate” normally applied to reinforce the knots of wooden trusses. H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Italian Curved Sofa with Brass Legs Attributed to Federico Munari
By Carlo Guglielmi, Ico Parisi, Carlo Mollino, Gio Ponti, Federico Munari
Located in Houston, TX
Gorgeous Italian mid-century curved sofa with splayed brass legs attributed to Federico Munari, circa 1960. Currently upholstered in grey velvet. The fabulous sculptural sofa is si...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

21st Century Carpanese Home Italia Sofa with Wooden Legs Neoclassic, 6443
By Carpanese Home Italia
Located in Sanguinetto, IT
Modular sofa characterized by a soft backrest that enhances the comfort. The wooden carved legs improves the classic look of the sofa and give a more elegant feeling. On the backre...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Neoclassical Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

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Fabric Leg Sofa For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the fabric leg sofa you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A fabric leg sofa — often made from fabric, wood and metal — can elevate any home. There are 81 variations of the antique or vintage fabric leg sofa you’re looking for, while we also have 92 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the fabric leg sofa you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A fabric leg sofa is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Neoclassical styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made fabric leg sofa over the years, but those crafted by Paulo Kobylka, Carpanese Home Italia and Ghidini 1961 are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Fabric Leg Sofa?

A fabric leg sofa can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $5,963, while the lowest priced sells for $433 and the highest can go for as much as $40,120.

Finding the Right Sofas for You

Black leather, silk velvet cushions, breathable bouclé fabric — when shopping for antique, new or vintage sofas, today’s couch connoisseurs have much to choose from in terms of style and shape. But it wasn’t always thus. 

The sofa is typically defined as a long upholstered seat that features a back and arms and is intended for two or more people. While the term “couch” comes from the Old French couche, meaning to lie down, and sofa has Eastern origins, both are forms of divan, a Turkish word that means an elongated cushioned seat. No matter how you spell it, sofa just means comfort, at least it does today.

In the early days of sofa design, upholstery consisted of horsehair or dried moss. Sofas that originated in countries such as France during the 17th century were more integral to decor than they were to comfort. Like most baroque furnishings from the region, they frequently comprised heavy, gilded mahogany frames and were upholstered in floral Beauvais tapestry. Today, options abound when it comes to style and material, with authentic leather offerings and classy steel settees. Plush, velvet chesterfields represent the platonic ideal of coziness. 

Vladimir Kagan’s iconic sofa designs, such as the Crescent and the Serpentine — which, like the sectional sofas of the 1960s created by furniture makers such as Harvey Probber, are quite popular among mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts — showcase the spectrum of style available to modern consumers. Those looking to make a statement can turn to Studio 65’s lip-shaped Bocca sofa, which was inspired by the work of Salvador Dalí.

With so many options, it’s important to explore and find the perfect furniture for your space. Paying attention to the lines of the cushions as well as the flow from the backrest into the arms is crucial to identifying a cohesive new piece for your home or office.

Fortunately, with styles from every era — and even round sofas — there’s a luxurious piece for every space. Deck out your living room with an Art Deco lounge or go retro with a nostalgic '80s design. No matter your sitting vision, the right piece is waiting for you in the expansive collection of antique, new and vintage sofas on 1stDibs.