Although it may seem more like an accessory than a fundamental piece of furniture, the living room sofa or couch plays a very important role in establishing the right ambiance and décor. Its size, shape, material and color can say a lot about its design and the influence it has on the surrounding environment. A curved sofa would, in some cases, complemented the shape of the room, create a comfortable and inviting ambiance or simply stand out.
When it comes to round furniture, the differences between a sofa and a couch are not always noticeable, these two types often being considered one and the same. The Ease sofa by Francesco Rota expresses this duality in a very elegant and beautiful way. It has a removable cover and an expanded polyurethane seat. Its bold range of available colors is fresh and inspiring. Envision a pink or a yellow sofa in your living room. Wouldn’t it look chic?
When designing Scarlett, Jean-Marie Massaud envisioned it as a versatile and multifunctional piece able to serve both as a sofa and a chaise-lounge. Its design is a combination between a soft, round seat and a geometric and architectural backrest which wraps around it. Use it as a seating unit in the living room or for a reading space.
Designs such as the Bahia are meant to be modular, the round shape being only one of several options. This unit is in fact a combination of four elements which can be used individually or combined, either two, three or four at a time. When all four are put together, they form a round sofa. Although this set was designed for outdoor use, its casual and elegant look also makes it ideal for indoor spaces.
Inspired by the soft and beautiful lines of the Petalo sofa, we decided to include it here even though it doesn’t exactly have a round seat but rather a curved one. The sofa’s high backrest matches its overall delicate design. It was designed by Giampiero Peia for Paolo Castelli and it’s a piece with lots of character.
A similar piece of furniture is the Lacoon sofa by Jai Jalan. It has a sinuous and elegant design and was meant for modern and contemporary spaces. Use it in combination with a round coffee table and make it the centerpiece of the living room. Consider complementing it with accent pillows in different and contrasting colors.
There are numerous design possibilities which can integrate a round sofa. In the case of a living room with curved walls, such a piece would fit easily in a corner or could be placed against the wall. In other situations, a round sofa can be the central element, in which case it would stand out even with a minimalist design such as the one of the Amoenus sofa by Antonio Citterio. The sofa also comes in a version with a leather seat.
Few sofas are actually round. Most use this shape in abstract ways. The Moofoshi sofa, however, is an exception. It would be accurate to describe it as a huge pouf or as a sectional. Two adjustable backrests can be arranged in various configurations together with a small side table. This garden sofa can look gorgeous in a variety of spaces.
A backrest separates the Saturno sofa into two individual seating areas. Designed by Giorgio Manzali, this is a suitable piece of furniture for waiting rooms, hotel halls but also for residential spaces. Its design suggests it should have a central position in the room, away from the walls.
Round sofas are very cozy, their shape giving them an advantage in this case, compared to other types of sofas. The Tiamat sofa by Cristiano Magnoni is a good reference. Its design is simple, featuring a round seat with a wooden support and an ergonomically-designed backrest with goose feather cushions.