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Dottie Modular Corner Sofa
By LAGU
Located in İSTANBUL, TR
MODULAR L SOFA suits your home very well with its function where you can position the intermediate module
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Hardwood, Foam, Faux Leather, Upholstery, Cotton, Bouclé

  • Dottie Modular Corner Sofa
  • Dottie Modular Corner Sofa
  • Dottie Modular Corner Sofa
  • Dottie Modular Corner Sofa
No Reserve
H 33.5 in W 136 in D 35.4 in
Dottie Modular Corner Sofa
By LAGU
Located in İSTANBUL, TR
MODULAR L SOFA suits your home very well with its function where you can position the intermediate module
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Bouclé, Cotton, Upholstery, Faux Leather, Foam, Hardwood

  • Dottie Modular Corner Sofa
  • Dottie Modular Corner Sofa
  • Dottie Modular Corner Sofa
  • Dottie Modular Corner Sofa
H 33.5 in W 136 in D 35.4 in
Agnes L Modular Couch Right/Left Arm
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Agnes may be our most customizable piece by being completely modular. Choose from different sizes
Category

2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Agnes L Modular Couch Right/Left Arm
  • Agnes L Modular Couch Right/Left Arm
  • Agnes L Modular Couch Right/Left Arm
  • Agnes L Modular Couch Right/Left Arm
H 43.31 in W 31.5 in D 28.35 in
'L Shaped Sofa in the Style of Lara' Modular Sofa
By Roberto Pamio & Renato Toso
Located in London, England
Organic Low-slung L shaped sofa that fits together in two pieces. Newly upholstered in Dedar Ivory
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

  • 'L Shaped Sofa in the Style of Lara' Modular Sofa
  • 'L Shaped Sofa in the Style of Lara' Modular Sofa
  • 'L Shaped Sofa in the Style of Lara' Modular Sofa
  • 'L Shaped Sofa in the Style of Lara' Modular Sofa
H 29.93 in W 104.73 in D 90.56 in
Agnes L Couch
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Agnes may be our most customizable piece by being completely modular. Choose from different sizes
Category

2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Agnes L Couch
  • Agnes L Couch
  • Agnes L Couch
  • Agnes L Couch
H 43.31 in W 31.5 in D 28.35 in
Small Scale Mid Century Modern Boxy Modular Parsons Style L Shaped Sofa
By Parsons, Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage five piece modular sofa in need of recovering. Design lines for days. Individual
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 030
By Amura, Emanuel Gargano
Located in Paris, FR
'Lapis' is a collection of sofas and seats with very organic and Minimalist shapes. Designer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wool, Cotton

  • Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 030
  • Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 030
  • Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 030
  • Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 030
H 27.56 in W 87.41 in D 41.74 in
Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 030
By Amura, Emanuel Gargano
Located in Paris, FR
'Lapis' is a collection of sofas and seats with very organic and Minimalist shapes. Designer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wool, Cotton

  • Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 030
  • Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 030
  • Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 030
  • Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 030
H 27.56 in W 87.41 in D 41.74 in
Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 030
By Amura, Emanuel Gargano
Located in Paris, FR
'Lapis' is a collection of sofas and seats with very organic and Minimalist shapes. Designer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wool, Cotton

  • Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 030
  • Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 030
  • Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 030
  • Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 030
H 27.56 in W 87.41 in D 41.74 in
Modular Couch Rubik with Soft Velvet
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Rubik is a customizable piece by being completely modular. Choose from different sizes, Rubik S
Category

2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Modular Couch Rubik with Soft Velvet
H 95 in W 322 in D 190 in
Vintage italian modular sofa set, 1970s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
coffee table. The armrests are interchangeable so you can create your own setup (L shaped, one long sofa
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Faux Leather

  • Vintage italian modular sofa set, 1970s
  • Vintage italian modular sofa set, 1970s
  • Vintage italian modular sofa set, 1970s
  • Vintage italian modular sofa set, 1970s
H 31.5 in W 149.61 in D 66.93 in
Modular Postmodern Conversation Sofa, Italy 1980s
Located in Chicago, IL
A 1980s Italian postmodern conversation sofa featuring three sections with circular seats and backs
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Six Piece Mid Century Boxy Modern Modular or Sectional L Shaped Sofa
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A classic boxy modular sofa circa 1970's. A very simple timeless design. Single chairs measures W
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Setup 2, Grey
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
ottoman classic): L 170cm / P 96cm / H 70cm / Assise H 42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules to
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Setup 1, Grey
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
armrest): Measures: L 240cm / P 96cm / H 70cm / seating H 42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Setup 1, White
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
ottoman, 1x armrest): L. 240 cm / P. 96 cm / H. 70 cm / Seating H. 42cm Modular sofa: assemble different
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam, Wool

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Setup 3, Grey
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
small, 2x armrest): L 300cm / P 96cm / H 70cm / Seating H 42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Setup 4, Grey
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
corner, 1x medium, 2x armrest): L 230-190cm / P 96cm / H 70cm / Seating H 42cm Modular sofa: assemble
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Setup 4, White
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
corner, 1x medium, 2x armrest): L 230-190cm / P 96cm / H 70cm / Seating H 42cm Modular sofa: assemble
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Setup 4, Green
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
corner, 1x medium, 2x armrest): L 230-190cm / P 96cm / H 70cm / Seating H 42cm Modular sofa: assemble
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Setup 3, Green
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
small, 2x armrest): L 300cm / P 96cm / H 70cm / Seating H 42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Setup 1, Green
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
ottoman, 1x armrest): L 240cm / P 96cm / H 70cm / seating H 42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Foam

Agnes L-Couch Corner
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Agnes may be our most customizable piece by being completely modular. Choose from different sizes
Category

2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Agnes L-Couch Corner
  • Agnes L-Couch Corner
  • Agnes L-Couch Corner
  • Agnes L-Couch Corner
H 43.31 in W 31.5 in D 28.35 in
Danish Modern Modular Sofa by Peter Hvidt
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Atlanta, GA
Danish Modern "Minerva" Model Modular Sofa, designed by Peter Hvidt for France and Son, Denmark
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Modern Boxy Modular Parsons Style L Shaped Sofa with Chaise Lounge
By Parsons, Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage five piece modular sofa in need of recovering. Design lines for days. Measurements below
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric

'Studio' Sofa Outdoor by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Setup 2, Coconut
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
, 1x ottoman classic): L 170cm / P 96cm / H 70cm / Assise H 42cm Modular sofa: assemble different
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Setup 2, Whisper (Outdoor)
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
, 1x ottoman classic): L 170cm / P 96cm / H 70cm / Assise H 42cm Modular sofa: assemble different
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam

Agnes L-Couch 3-Seat
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Agnes may be our most customizable piece by being completely modular. Choose from different sizes
Category

2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Agnes L-Couch 3-Seat
  • Agnes L-Couch 3-Seat
  • Agnes L-Couch 3-Seat
  • Agnes L-Couch 3-Seat
H 43.31 in W 70.87 in D 28.35 in
Agnes L Couch 4-Seat
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Agnes may be our most customizable piece by being completely modular. Choose from different sizes
Category

2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Agnes L Couch 4-Seat
  • Agnes L Couch 4-Seat
  • Agnes L Couch 4-Seat
  • Agnes L Couch 4-Seat
H 43.31 in W 94.49 in D 28.35 in
Agnes L Couch 2-Seat
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Agnes may be our most customizable piece by being completely modular. Choose from different sizes
Category

2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Agnes L Couch 2-Seat
  • Agnes L Couch 2-Seat
  • Agnes L Couch 2-Seat
  • Agnes L Couch 2-Seat
H 43.31 in W 47.25 in D 28.35 in
'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Setup 1, Savane Coconut (Outdoor)
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
medium, 1x ottoman, 1x armrest): L. 240 cm / P. 96 cm / H. 70 cm / Seating H. 42cm Modular sofa
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Setup 1, Savane Whisper (Outdoor)
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
medium, 1x ottoman, 1x armrest): L. 240 cm / P. 96 cm / H. 70 cm / Seating H. 42cm Modular sofa
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Foam

Agnes L Couch Without Arms
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Agnes may be our most customizable piece by being completely modular. Choose from different sizes
Category

2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Agnes L Couch Without Arms
  • Agnes L Couch Without Arms
  • Agnes L Couch Without Arms
  • Agnes L Couch Without Arms
H 43.31 in W 31.5 in D 28.35 in
Modular Couch Rubik with Soft Velvet Combo 1
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Rubik is a customizable piece by being completely modular. Choose from different sizes, Rubik S
Category

2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Modular Contemporary Outdoor Wicker Sofa Lounger with Integrated Daybed
By Nina Edwards Anker
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This modular L-shaped outdoor sofa integrates a daybed in its sloped geometry. The waterproof
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Sofas

Materials

Rattan

Customizable Normann Copenhagen Ark Modular Sofa by Simon Legald
By Normann Copenhagen
Located in New York, NY
Copenhagen’s new modular sofa design, Ark. The design plays with curves and volume, giving Ark its recognizable
Category

2010s Danish Sofas

Materials

Textile

Archi L Shape Contemporary Sofa in Fabric
By Artefatto Design Studio, Secolo
Located in London, GB
A modular sofa designed as a response to a staple of Romanesque Architecture. Designed to subtly
Category

2010s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

  • Archi L Shape Contemporary Sofa in Fabric
  • Archi L Shape Contemporary Sofa in Fabric
  • Archi L Shape Contemporary Sofa in Fabric
  • Archi L Shape Contemporary Sofa in Fabric
H 29.53 in W 102.37 in D 102.37 in
'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Setup 4, Coconut (Outdoor)
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
, 1x corner, 1x medium, 2x armrest): L 230-190cm / P 96cm / H 70cm / Seating H 42cm Modular sofa
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Organic Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Setup 4, Whisper (Outdoor)
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
, 1x corner, 1x medium, 2x armrest): L 230-190cm / P 96cm / H 70cm / Seating H 42cm Modular sofa
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Organic Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Foam

Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 060 'Many Layouts and Fabrics Available'
By Amura, Emanuel Gargano
Located in Paris, FR
'Lapis' is a collection of sofas and seats with very organic and Minimalist shapes. Designer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wool, Cotton

Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 045 'Many Layouts and Fabrics Available'
By Amura, Emanuel Gargano
Located in Paris, FR
'Lapis' is a collection of sofas and seats with very organic and Minimalist shapes. Designer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wool, Cotton

Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 060 'Many Layouts and Fabrics Available'
By Amura, Emanuel Gargano
Located in Paris, FR
'Lapis' is a collection of sofas and seats with very organic and Minimalist shapes. Designer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Cotton, Leather, Wool

Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 296 'Many Layouts and Fabrics Available'
By Amura, Emanuel Gargano
Located in Paris, FR
'Lapis' is a collection of sofas and seats with very organic and Minimalist shapes. Designer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wool, Cotton

Modular and Customizable Sofa 'Lapis' 045 'Many Layouts and Fabrics Available'
By Amura, Emanuel Gargano
Located in Paris, FR
'Lapis' is a collection of sofas and seats with very organic and Minimalist shapes. Designer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wool, Cotton

21st Century Woodstock.2 Modular Sofa in Leather by Etro Home Interiors
By Etro Home Interiors, Etro
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
In the new edition Woodstock sofa, re-elaborated in a modular version and without fees, the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Modular Sofa Seating, Gerogen Nelson for Herman Miller, covered in Dedar fabric
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
system shows perfectly. in 1955 nelson developed the „modular seating system“, including sofas, benches
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

De Sede DS-600 “Non-stop” Shape Modular Sofa in Adjustable Elements
By De Sede, Eleanora Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich, and Ueli Berger
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Launched in 1972, DS-600 is an indestructible, variable modular system of upholstered furniture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-600 Nonstop Snake Shaped Modular Sofa in Black Leather
By De Sede, Eleanora Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich, and Ueli Berger
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Launched in 1972, DS-600 is an indestructible, variable modular system of upholstered furniture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

DeSede DS-600 “Non-stop” Modular Sofa in Espresso Leather & Adjustable Elements
By De Sede, Eleanora Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich, and Ueli Berger
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Launched in 1972, DS-600 is an indestructible, variable modular system of upholstered furniture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-600 “Non-stop” Shaped Modular Sofa in Adjustable Elements
By De Sede, Eleanora Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich, and Ueli Berger
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Launched in 1972, DS-600 is an indestructible, variable modular system of upholstered furniture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

20th Century Guarnacci, Padovano and Vagnoni for 1p Attributed, Modular Sofa 70s
By Emilio Guarnacci, Claudio Vagnoni, Felix Padovano
Located in Turin, Turin
wooden structure). These characteristics can be applied to this modular sofa with a white plastic
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Plastic

Gervasoni Ghost 22 R Modular Sofa in White Linen Upholstery by Paola Navone
By Paola Navone, Gervasoni
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gervasoni Ghost 22 R modular sofa in white linen upholstery by Paola Navone Modular sofa, one left
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Gervasoni Ghost 21 R Modular Sofa in White Linen Upholstery by Paola Navone
By Paola Navone, Gervasoni
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gervasoni Ghost 21 R modular sofa in white linen upholstery by Paola Navone Modular sofa, one left
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Vintage 1980s Modular Sectional Sofa by Bernhardt, 3 Pcs
By Saporiti, Bernhardt
Located in Grand Rapids, MI
USA, 1980s Loungey three piece sectional sofa by Bernhardt. Cool L-shaped sides, flip over back
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric

1999 Zanotta Alfa Grey Leather Sectional Modular Sofa by Emaf Progetti 2x Avail
By Zanotta, Emaf Progetti
Located in Philadelphia, PA
/modular sofa, designed by Emaf Progetti. The sofa is beautifully constructed and upholstered in very high
Category

1990s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Art Deco Style His Modular Sofa Made with Ebony Wood, Leather and Textile
Located in Seroa, PT
the world. The His modular sofa with personalised fabric upholstery and leather armrests combines
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Art Deco Sofas

Materials

Leather, Textile, Ebony

De Sede DS-600 “Non-stop” Modular Sofa in Blue with Adjustable Elements
By Eleanora Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich, and Ueli Berger, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Launched in 1972, DS-600 is an indestructible, variable modular system of upholstered furniture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

De Sede DS-707 Modular Sofa in Perla Leather Upholstery by Philippe Malouin
By Philippe Malouin, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
- the result: a modular sofa system with a traditional yet con-temporary aesthetic. Carried by the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

De Sede DS-600 “Non-stop” Shape Modular Sofa in Brown with Adjustable Elements
By Eleanora Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich, and Ueli Berger, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Launched in 1972, DS-600 is an indestructible, variable modular system of upholstered furniture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-600 “Non-stop” Modular Sofa in Cuoio Leather and Adjustable Elements
By Eleanora Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich, and Ueli Berger, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Launched in 1972, DS-600 is an indestructible, variable modular system of upholstered furniture
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

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Modular L Sofa For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal modular l sofa for your home. Frequently made of fabric, wood and animal skin, every modular l sofa was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a modular l sofa, we have 180 options in-stock, while there are 421 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect modular l sofa — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right modular l sofa, those designed in modern, mid-century modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. De Sede, Mario Bellini and Eleanora Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich, and Ueli Berger each produced at least one beautiful modular l sofa that is worth considering.

How Much is a Modular L Sofa?

Prices for a modular l sofa can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $297 and can go as high as $61,104, while the average can fetch as much as $14,079.

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. Elsewhere, the furniture of the 1970s evokes an era when experimentation ruled, or at least provided a reason to break the rules. Just about every area of society felt a sudden urge to be wayward, to push boundaries — and buttons. Vintage leather sofas of that decade are characterized by a rare blending of the showy and organic.

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 unique sofas on 1stDibs.

Questions About Modular L Sofa
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A modular sofa is an upholstered seating solution meant to accommodate two or more people. Unlike standard sofas, modular designs feature multiple individual pieces that you can mix, match and arrange into different shapes and configurations. You will sometimes see them called sectional sofas. Find a range of modular sofas on 1stDibs.