Sofas are a living room staple, and while they often go unnoticed, some designers are bending the rules with their extraordinary creations, as these eight unusual sofa designs demonstrate.
Take the Sunrise collection designed by Kati Meyer-Brühl. This range of sofas comes in a variety of colour combinations (yellow, orange, beige, pink and blue), but with less than comfortable, angular arm and backrests, these quirky sofas prioritises style over relaxation.
Also sporting gallery-worthy designs is the Italian based company Edra. The Kaiman Jakarè sofa looks more like something you’d see in the movie Jurassic Park rather than a lounge, with intertwining arms and an enlarged snakeskin patterned cover.
The Walking Chair Design Studio creates unusually inspired furniture to order, including the Monte Bello sofa – a modular design sofa shaped like a mountain range.
The City sofa from Drink Stuff goes retro with rounded lines and the stark contrast of white with black base and arms. Add a few zebra print scatter cushions and you’re transported back to the 80s.
Go back further in time with The Old Cinema, a London-based department store that sells antique, retro and recycled furniture – a great place to pick up unusual and one-of-a-kind additions to your living room, including this sofa made from the rear seat of a 1960’s Bentley.
Build your own with the Trix sofa from Switch Modern. This unique sofa has large connected cushions that can be rearranged and rotated to become a bed, lounge chair or single armchair. A practical design that comes in orange, white and slate.
Also combining functionality with unusual design is the Blow sofa from Art Syndicate. Made from recycled paper dunnage bags, this contemporary yet comfortable creation can be deflated and transported, providing seating on demand both indoors and out.
For unrivalled colour the Mah Jong modular sofa from Roche Bobois provides vivid patterns and vibrant colour choices, perfect for a bohemian chic living room.