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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Modern Sofa in Powder-Coated Steel with Planter Side Table "Disused Collection"
By Supaform
Located in Saint Petersburg, RU
This Avant Garde sofa is made of high-quality powder-coated steel. The sofa can be complemented by a plant in a special pot-leg. Also, the sofa can be used with or without back cushi...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Sofas

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Steel

Beautiful 1980s Black De Sede DS 600 Lounge Leather Sofa in Full Leather Edition
Beautiful De Sede DS 600 sofa, 23 parts, 21 center pieces and 2 armrests. Designed by Ueli Berger, Heinz Ulrich, Eleonore Peduzzi Riva & Klaus Vogt for De Sede, Switzerland in 1972....
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1980s Swiss Vintage Modern Sofas

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Leather

Plaster and Black Walnut Pillar Sofa with Bouclé Upholstery by Jackrabbit Studio
By Jackrabbit Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Pillar sofa by Jackrabbit Studio is an elegant, minimal piece comprised of a hand-plastered back and base with a thin black walnut seat and bouclé upholstered cushion. Drawing in...
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2010s American Modern Sofas

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Bouclé, Plaster, Walnut

Pair '2' of Contemporary Round Armchair with Hand Carved Steel/Plaster Elements
By J.M. Szymanski
Located in Bronx, NY
"Armchair No. 2" d. 2020 Artist: J.M. Szymanski Size: 38" L 34" W 28" H, 18" seat height Our signature hand carved steel elements and plaster elements, adds an edge to the soft...
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2010s American Modern Sofas

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Steel

Contemporary Down Filling Classical Modern Sofa with Hand Carved Steal Details
By J.M. Szymanski
Located in Bronx, NY
"Sofa No. 1" d. 2020 Artist: J.M. Szymanski Size: 105" L, 45" W, 28" H, 18" seat height Hand carved steel details integrated into a modern take on a sectional sofa. Sofa can b...
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2010s American Modern Sofas

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Steel

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

21st Century Custom Contemporary Handmade Upholstered Brass Legged Sofa
By Troy Smith
Located in Toronto, Ontario
21st Century Custom Contemporary Modern Handmade French Velvet & Solid Brass Leg Sofa Flute Sofa Contemporary and timeless this classically modern designed Flute Sofa is custom-made...
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2010s Italian Modern Sofas

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Brass

Seating Set, Contemporary Sofa & 2 Armchairs w Hand Carved Steel/Plaster Details
By J.M. Szymanski
Located in Bronx, NY
"Sofa and Armchair Set" d. 2020 Artist: J.M. Szymanski Size: Sofa No. 2 - 96" L, 34" W, 28" H, 18" seat height Armchair No. 2 - 38" L,  34" W,  28" H Our signature hand carv...
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2010s American Modern Sofas

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Steel

White Woven Upholstered Left Facing-Sectional, B&B Italia
By Antonio Citterio, B&B Italia
Located in Tulsa, OK
The design of this Charles Left-Facing Sectional, designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia is airy and simple in profile and detail. The “inverted “L”- shaped feet, along with a s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Fabric

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

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

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

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 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

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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 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 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

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Steel

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 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

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

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Steel

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

Cloverleaf in and Outdoor Sofa, Right Unit in White by Verner Panton
By Verpan, Verner Panton
Located in Horsens, DK
Cloverleaf right unit sofa in-and-outdoor in white by Verner Panton. Charging unit can be added - for indoor use only. Modular sofa system consisting of right, left, middle and ex...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Sofas

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 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

Materials

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,...
Category

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

Seletti "Snakes" Upholstered Three-Seat Sofa by Toiletpaper
By Seletti, Toiletpaper
Located in New York, NY
After the huge success of the armchair, the family gets bigger with the sofa. Decorate your living room with the eccentric patterns designed by Toiletpaper and realise your wildest d...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sofas

Materials

Polyester, Wood

Seletti "Shit" Upholstered Two-Seat Sofa by Toiletpaper
By Toiletpaper, Seletti
Located in New York, NY
After the huge success of the armchair, the family gets bigger with the sofa. Decorate your living room with the eccentric patterns designed by Toiletpaper and realize your wildest d...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sofas

Materials

Wood, Polyester

Seletti "Lipsticks" Upholstered Two-Seat Sofa by Toiletpaper
By Toiletpaper, Seletti
Located in New York, NY
After the huge success of the armchair, the family gets bigger with the sofa. Decorate your living room with the eccentric patterns designed by Toiletpaper and realise your wildest d...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sofas

Materials

Polyester, Wood

Seletti "Snakes" Upholstered Two-Seat Sofa by Toiletpaper
By Toiletpaper, Seletti
Located in New York, NY
After the huge success of the armchair, the family gets bigger with the sofa. Decorate your living room with the eccentric patterns designed by Toiletpaper and realise your wildest d...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sofas

Materials

Polyester, Wood

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

Materials

Foam

Seletti "Sea Girl" Upholstered Two-Seat Sofa by Toiletpaper
By Seletti, Toiletpaper
Located in New York, NY
After the huge success of the armchair, the family gets bigger with the sofa. Decorate your living room with the eccentric patterns designed by Toiletpaper and realise your wildest d...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sofas

Materials

Polyester, Wood

Rossana Orlandi Raw Sofa in Leather and Steel by Matteo Casalegno
By Rossana Orlandi
Located in Milan, IT
Designed by Matteo Casalegno This beautiful piece of furniture is based on a concept of contrasts of the materials: Metal, wood and leather. It gives you a unique sensation of ele...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Chester Sofa by Established & Sons
By Amanda Levete, Established & Sons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Celebrated architect Amanda Levete took inspiration from the traditional Chesterfield sofa for this futuristic design. Sophisticated architectural drawing technology created the soft...
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Early 2000s Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Seletti "Lipsticks" Upholstered Three-Seat Sofa by Toiletpaper
By Toiletpaper, Seletti
Located in New York, NY
After the huge success of the armchair, the family gets bigger with the sofa. Decorate your living room with the eccentric patterns designed by Toiletpaper and realise your wildest d...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sofas

Materials

Polyester, Wood

Seletti "Shit" Upholstered Three-Seat Sofa by Toiletpaper
By Seletti, Toiletpaper
Located in New York, NY
After the huge success of the armchair, the family gets bigger with the sofa. Decorate your living room with the eccentric patterns designed by Toiletpaper and realize your wildest d...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sofas

Materials

Polyester, Wood

High-End Bespoke Sofa in Deep Black Velvet and Gold Feet
By Unknown
Located in New York, NY
The sofa holds an opulent design and a strong identity. It is the best solution for a high-end living room project. Dimensions: 345 cm x 149 cm x 97 cm Fabrics: Cotton velvet –...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

Contemporary Curved Velvet Sofa in Eden Green Velvet and Walnut
By Unknown
Located in New York, NY
The Sofa inspires itself nature where green is the predominant element and where valleys and hills prevail. The item’s details allow it to be the perfect statement piece for any cont...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

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

Materials

Leather

Zanotta Milnao+ Sofa
Aluminum alloy feet natural nickel-satin finish. Steel frame. Elastic strips suspension. Single seat cushion in graduated polyurethane/heat-bound polyester fibre; backrest cushions i...
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2010s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Montis Aztec 2.5-Seat Sofa Upholstered in Raf Simons Fabric
By Montis, Gerard Van Den Berg
Located in New York, NY
2.5-seat upholstery: Kvadrat Vidar upholstery color: Vidar 0872 With its rounded, robust and yet soft appearance, the Aztec sofa offers a reassuring feeling of security as it embra...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

DISCO GUFRAM Charly Side Loveseat in Dark Plaid by Atelier Biagetti
By Atelier Biagetti, GUFRAM Furniture
Located in Barolo, IT
Charly is a padded seat that stands out for its unexpected design that enhances the primary elements that compose it – seat, armrests, backrest, headrest – joined by a light and eleg...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam

DISCO GUFRAM Betsy Sofa in Gold Velvet by Atelier Biagetti
By Atelier Biagetti, GUFRAM Furniture
Located in Barolo, IT
Betsy is a couch with soft and enveloping lines that boasts of its fluidity and is distinguished by its Visual Comfort, thanks to its deep cushions and wide curved armrests. The vibr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Endless White Fabric Sofa, by Niels Bendtsen from Bensen
By Niels Bendtsen, Bensen
Located in Vancouver, BC
Endless configurable possibilities with endless comfort. This is the perfect sofa for every day. Additional Information: - Dimensions: D. 151 x W. 341 x H. 70 cm. Endless whit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Fabric

DISCO GUFRAM Betsy Sofa in White Velvet by Atelier Biagetti
By Atelier Biagetti, GUFRAM Furniture
Located in Barolo, IT
Betsy is a couch with soft and enveloping lines that boasts of its fluidity and is distinguished by its Visual Comfort, thanks to its deep cushions and wide curved armrests. The vibr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Gufram Standard Colors Bocca Unlimited by Studio 65
By Studio 65, GUFRAM Furniture
Located in Barolo, IT
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Bocca revolutionizes its image: 25 new colors dye Gufram’s iconic lips, which for the occasion are dressed up in an unprecedented, more mater...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool

U Sofa in Leather, by Niels Bendtsen, from Bensen
By Niels Bendtsen, Bensen
Located in Vancouver, BC
A charming two seat sofa with the same silhouette and clean lines as the U Turn lounge chair. Signature comfort for two. Additional Information: - Dimensions: D. 80 x W. 135 x H....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Leather

Gufram Special Colors Bocca Unlimited by Studio 65
By Studio 65, GUFRAM Furniture
Located in Barolo, IT
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Bocca revolutionizes its image: 25 new colors dye Gufram’s iconic lips, which for the occasion are dressed up in an unprecedented, more mater...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Wool

Gufram x Moschino High Heel Shelf
By Moschino, GUFRAM Furniture
Located in Barolo, IT
Moschino kisses Gufram -- a sensual and irreverent interior design capsule collection, realized in collaboration with most pop brand in the world of fashion: Moschino. Irony, humour,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Gufram x Moschino Biker Cabinet
By Moschino, GUFRAM Furniture
Located in Barolo, IT
Moschino kisses Gufram -- a sensual and irreverent interior design capsule collection, realized in collaboration with most pop brand in the world of fashion: Moschino. Irony, humour,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

GUFRAM x Moschino Zipped Lips!, Limited Edition
By Moschino, GUFRAM Furniture
Located in Barolo, IT
Moschino kisses Gufram -- a sensual and irreverent interior design capsule collection, realized in collaboration with most pop brand in the world of fashion: Moschino. Irony, humour,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Foam

DISCO GUFRAM Jimmy Concave Sofa in Gold by Atelier Biagetti
By Atelier Biagetti, GUFRAM Furniture
Located in Barolo, IT
Ideally modular ad infinitum, Jimmy is a lively unconventional and totally customizable seating system. The concave version is an invitation to play with its shapes and their orienta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Ghidini 1961 Katana 2-Seat Sofa in Fabric by Paolo Rizzatto
By Paolo Rizzatto, Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
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 Modern Sofas

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Fabric

DISCO GUFRAM Jimmy Concave Sofa in Silver by Atelier Biagetti
By GUFRAM Furniture, Atelier Biagetti
Located in Barolo, IT
Ideally modular ad infinitum, Jimmy is a lively unconventional and totally customizable seating system. The concave version is an invitation to play with its shapes and their orienta...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Ghidini 1961 Frame Sofa in Cuoio Leather by Stefano Giovannoni
By Stefano Giovannoni, Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
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 Modern Sofas

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Fabric

Ghidini 1961 Katana 4-Seat Sofa in Natural Leather by Paolo Rizzatto
By Ghidini 1961, Paolo Rizzatto
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
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 Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Ghidini 1961 Katana 3-Seat Sofa in Natural Leather by Paolo Rizzatto
By Paolo Rizzatto, Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
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, ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

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