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Modern Sofas

MODERN STYLE

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principals 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 chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames 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 furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
'Tucroma' Leather Sofa and Loveseat by Guido Faleschini for Mariani, 1970s Italy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This rare and incredible living room set comprised of a three-seat sofa and a loveseat by Guido Faleschini for i4 Mariani is from the 'Tucroma' line distributed by The Pace Collectio...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Modern Drama White Boucle Pouf Sofa
Located in Chicago, IL
Modern Drama white boucle pouf sofas. Upholstered in Italian wool blend performance boucle. Leather wrapped bases. Priced individually. *These are available in custom fabric selecti...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Bouclé

21st Century Modern Twins 3-Seat Sofa Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Twins 3-Seat Sofa Cotton-Line Bouclé Fabric Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Twins sofa and chaise longue share the same genes, but at...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

21st Century Modern Unfinished 3-Seat Sofa Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Unfinished 3-Seat Sofa Cotton Velvet Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple This seemingly unfinished sofa was created for those who think o...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

Contemporary Three-Seater Sofa by Hessentia Upholstered in Fabric, Bouclé, Grey
Located in Carate, Brianza (MB)
Gio sofa is the result of a long design process and a synergistic collaboration between the architect Luca Erba and company Cornelio Cappellini. This sofa amazes for its soft and def...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Bouclé

21st Century Modern Twins Outdoors 5-Seat Sofa Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Twins Outdoors 5-Seat Sofa Sunbrella Grey Fabric Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Twins is an elegant, curved sofa with its own uniqu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

21st Century Modern Twins Outdoors Sofa Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Twins Outdoors 3-Seat Sofa Bouclé Fabric Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Twins sofa and chaise longue share the same genes, but at t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Leather, Bouclé

21st Century Modern Galapinhos Lounge Sofa Caramel Nubuck Leather by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Galapinhos Lounge Sofa Nubuck American Oak Patagonia Granite Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The harmonious silhouette of Galapinho...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Oak, Walnut

21st Century Modern Caju Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Caju Armchair White Wool White Faux Fur Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The light colour palette combined with the soft bouclé fabri...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

21st Century Modern Conchula Chaise Longue Daybed Bouclé Handcrafted Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Conchula Chaise Longue Cotton-Wool Blend Bouclé Fabric American Oak Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple With an eye-catching sexy and cur...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Oak, Leather, Bouclé, Cotton, Velvet, Wood

21st Century Modern Galapinhos 4-Seat Sofa Caramel Nubuck Leather by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Galapinhos 4-Seat Sofa Nubuck American Oak Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The harmonious silhouette of Galapinhos is upholstered i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut, Leather, Oak

21st Century Modern Grass Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Grass Armchair Beige Faux Fur Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Exquisite, trendy, and amazingly comfortable. Embracing the shape of ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

21st Century Modern Conchula 4-Seat Sofa Bouclé Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Conchula 4-seat sofa woven cotton Bouclé fabric handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple With an eye-catching sexy and curvy silhouette, Conch...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

21st Century Modern Almourol 4-Seat Sofa Leather Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Almourol 4-seat sofa camel leather handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple A contemporary designer piece inspired by the irregular shape of A...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

21st Century Modern Twins Outdoors Chaise Longue Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Twins Outdoors Chaise Longue Sunbrella Grey Fabric Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Twins is an elegant, curved chaise longue with it...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Tacchini Julep Sofa in Ralf Simons mohair / showroom sample
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A Duplex interpretation of Julep Sofa designed by Jonas Wagell and manufactured by Tacchini, upholstered in Raf Simon / Kvadrat mohair. Soft, enveloping shapes characterize this ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Mohair

21st Century Modern Minho Chaise Longue Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century Contemporary Modern Minho Chaise longue mint green cotton velvet walnut handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Minho is an extremely refined piece that gives...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Velvet, Walnut

Studio Stirling Twin Deal Outdoor Green, Free Shipping
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Our outdoor sling hanging chair is crafted with Spradling Silvertex material – a highly sustainable environmentally-friendly vegan material. The Slings can be ordered as a Single bu...
Category

2010s South African Modern Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

21st Century Neoclassical Tile Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Neoclassical Tile Armchair Green and Camel Leather Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Built with the best materials and skilled craftsmanship...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Beech, Wood

21st Century Modern Twins 4-Seat Sofa Bouclé Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern twins 4-seat sofa bouclé handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Twins sofa and chaise longue share the same genes, but at the same time poss...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

21st Century Modern Conchula Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern conchula armchair pink cotton-wool blend bouclé fabric American oak base handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. With its eye-catching and c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

Chesterfield Green Leather 3-Seater Sofa
Located in Milan, IT
The Chesterfield sofa, from Tribeca Collection, is an icon of the world of the leather lounge, a timeless classic in the world of upholstery, an item that enriches any home and moves...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Alnilam Modern 3-Metres Sofa with Art Deco Vibes Ex-Display Sale
Located in London, GB
The sofa in our sale is in good condition, having been used as display furniture in our showroom in Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London The Alnilam contemporary sofa is distingu...
Category

2010s European Modern Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

Mario Bellini 'Le Stelle' Leather Sofa for B&B Italia, Circa 1980
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Mario Bellini 'Le Stelle' leather sofa for B&B Italia, Circa 1980. This piece is in very good original condition.
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Zabuton Sofa, Handmade Japanese Futon on Modular Maple Frame, Kvadrat, Sou Sou
Located in Oakland, CA
The Zabuton Sofa is available in infinite configurations. It is customizable through modular system of wood partitions, futon, Zabuton, and bolsters. Starting with a wood plinth, the...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Sofas

Materials

Maple

Elegant 4-Piece Modular Sofa in Mohair with Mahogany Legs 1940s
Located in New York, NY
Curved 4 piece modular sofa with mahogany legs, custom design, American 1940's. This sofa allows you to configure it in multiple ways with the slipper chair separate if that suits yo...
Category

1940s American Vintage Modern Sofas

Materials

Mohair, Upholstery, Mahogany

"Xilte" Sofa
Located in Mexico City, MX
The "Xitle" sofa is part of ADN Studio´s Volcan Collection. This collection seeks to go back to basics. It is a subtle and refined interpretation of the archytypical Modern furniture...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Sofas

Materials

Hardwood

Modern Upholstery Belly Armchair in Red Velvet and Polished Brass Foot
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: Belly sofa arouses feelings of tenderness! It was inspired by the beginning of life, the pregnant belly! Therefore, safety and comfort are the central features of this...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal, Sheet Metal, Brass

Cassina by Vico Magistretti Maralunga Cream Leather Armchair and Footstool
Located in London, GB
Originally designed by Vico Magistretti for Cassina in 1973, the Maralunga sofa has become a true design icon. Upholstered in soft beige leather, the sofa features the signature a...
Category

1990s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

21st Century Modern Twins Outdoors Sofa Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Twins Outdoors 3-seat sofa blue-green woven cotton-linen fabric handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Twins sofa and chaise longue share th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

21st Century Modern Big Round Pouf for Outdoor Code Made in Italy
Located in Sant'Elena, IT
A comfortable, flexible and modular seating system perfectly suited to any outdoor space thanks to the infinite syntactic possibilities. Code Out identifies an aesthetic-formal langu...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Modern Sofa, England circa 1960
Located in Culver City, CA
Modern wooden sofa, England circa 1960. Upholstered seat and back with solid wood platform base and armrests. On splayed wooden legs. In the style of Nakashima.
Category

1960s English Vintage Modern Sofas

Materials

Wood

Tacchini Montevideo Four-Seater Sofa with Down Cushion by Claesson Koivisto Rune
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Carefully designed shapes and sizes for all-round comfort: this is the guiding principle behind the Montevideo sofa. Armrests and backrest trace a soft and cozy outline, complete wit...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Camaleonda Sofa by Mario Bellini Original for C & B Italia, Italy, 1970s
Located in Milan, IT
Camaleonda sofa by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia, circa 1970s. The sofa features four seat elements with three back-rests. The Camaleonda became instantly famous when introduced a...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Sofas

Materials

Suede, Fabric

Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Moss Green Sofa or Settee
Located in New York, NY
Elegant, modern and intimate Scandinavian Danish love seat, settee, sofa or couch in the Mid-Century Modern style in moss green upholstery with a stunning detachable high back. Co...
Category

Late 20th Century Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

Waxed Navy Leather & Marbled Rust Two Seat Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inheritance Two Seat Sofa by Stephen Kenn is as comfortable as it is unique. The design features an exposed construction composed of three elements - a steel frame, plush upholst...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

LUSO 2-seater sofa
Located in Porto, PT
LUSO sofa is a very delicate piece, with special details, designed to be used on a daily basis. Upholstered with two fabrics, using a contrasting piping for an refined result. The fe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Lacquer, Leather, Fabric

Custom Chaise One Arm Sofa Crypton Stain Resistant Fabric RAF
Located in Brea, CA
Custom one arm sofa with down wrapped cushions PHOTOS SHOWN AS LAF IN STOCK READY FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPPING showroom samples, reflects discounted price, we offer custom in any fabric...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Interior Crafts Channeled Back Two Piece Sofa by Richard Himmel
Located in Chicago, IL
A dramatic 12 foot long two piece channeled sofa by Richard Himmel for Interior Crafts, circa 1970s. This sofa has been newly upholstered in a fine modern chenille fabric with all ne...
Category

1970s American Vintage Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery

Na Pali Two-Seat Sofa, Velvet and Walnut, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Gemunde, Porto
Na Pali means “the cliffs” and is a breathtaking landscape located on Kauai, a volcanic island resulting from the rain and the blasts of winter waves against the cliffs. Inspired by...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Vitra "Alcove" Three-Seat Sofa in Black "Credo" and Leather by R & E Bouroullec
Located in Whalley, GB
On offer on this occasion is a rare, superb “Alcove” highback three-seat sofa from the world renown Swiss furniture house, Vitra. Supplied with a full set of complimenting black-leat...
Category

2010s Swiss Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

21st Century Modern Twins Outdoors Chaise Longue Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Twins Outdoors Chaise Longue Sunbrella Blue fabric handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Twins is an elegant, curved chaise longue with it...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Gufram, Bocca Lip-Shaped Sofa, Sky, by Studio 65
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bocca, the original 1970 lips-shaped couch is only Gufram’s. More than any other, this object of design represents the perfect abstraction of feminine beauty. It is no coincidence th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery

Set SVÄV Sofa by Lucas Morten
Located in Geneve, CH
SVÄV sofa by Lucas Morten 2021 Limited edition of 19 Price per 2 modules Module dimensions: H 32, D 110, W 140 cm Module weight: 100 kg. Material: concrete and hand-waxed uphol...
Category

2010s Swedish Modern Sofas

Materials

Concrete

Eileen Gray Original Monte Carlo Sofa Chaise in Italian Mohair
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredible Eileen Gray Monte Carlo sofa designed in 1929, this piece is one of a kind as it has been upholstered in a beautiful short Italian Mohair. Sofa has signature and serial nu...
Category

20th Century French Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Modern Curves Sofa
Located in Westwood, NJ
The streamlined appeal of this low, modern sofa comes from its generously curved features. The piece has a refined profile with a sophisticated rounded frame that welcomes you to sit...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Asian Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Mondo Modern Sofa
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
This Modern Mondo sofa is beautifully constructed from solid wood and veneer in Ohio, USA. The sofa's silhouette is low, simple, and modern with comfortable reversible back and seat ...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Maple

Arena ottoman module for Sofa in linen color fabric upholstery
Located in Mexico City, MX
Originally design for a getaway home the Arena Sofa is ultra-comfortable as it is practical for everyday family life. A geometric, still soft body covered in relaxed removable covers...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery

Finn Juhl 48 Sofa Bench Wood and Leather
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sofa Bench designed by Finn Juhl in 1948, relaunched in 2018. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. he 48 Sofa Bench is part of the 48 Series which was presented at the ...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

Stylish Sofa 2 Seater 3 Seater or Modular Frame Solid Timber Backrest Pillows
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Large Standard Sofa in Caramel Leather with Walnut Base
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Fernandine Two Seat Sofa, Velvet and Brass, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Gemunde, Porto
The Fernandine walls are a part of History that embraces the city of Porto, located in the north of Portugal. These medieval fortifications topped off by battlements were completed d...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

In Stock in Los Angeles, Pink Velvet New York Suite Sofa by Sergio Bicego
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Pink Velvet New York Suite Sofa In stock in Los Angeles Condition: Used, Distressed(please refer to the product photos to view the condition of the actual sofa) The new New York...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Italian Sofa in Black Velvet and Steel by MDF Italia
By MDF Italia
Located in Milano, IT
Spectacular sofa produced by MDF Italy in black velvet and steel from the 90s.The sofa of MDF was made with precious materials.The beautiful velvet sofa has a very particular shape, ...
Category

1990s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Gervasoni Inout 703 Sofa in Mouse Upholstery with Oiled Iroko by Paola Navone
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Enveloping and comfortable sofa, Inout 703 has a geometric slatted structure with a high backrest: it is made of oiled Iroko, particularly durable wood because it is naturally resist...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Avenida Mexico Ottoman, Powder-Coated Metal Dark Blue and Fabric
Located in Mexico City, MX
The Avenida Mexico colorful sofa is a light, metal dark blue-structured sofa ideal for COVERED outdoors spaces. Its metal structure is powder-coated which makes it more durable for r...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Minimalist Sofa for Outdoor, Contemporary Brazilian Design
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
This minimalist outdoor sofa is made in hardwood, metal and fabrics, two places sofa with arms, the multi-finish structure is combined with outdoor fabrics such as the Batyline to cr...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Elegant Modern 3-Seater Sofa Upholstered in Luscious Green Velvet
Located in Cairo, EG
Elegant Modern 3-Seater Sofa Upholstered in Luscious Green Velvet. Sink in and relax in our fluffy Smooth As Velvet sofa! The couch has a graceful silhouette and framed from both sid...
Category

2010s Egyptian Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Velvet, Wood

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