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Our Top Ten Sofas
To coincide with the release of our Sofa Buying Guide, we have put our heads together and chosen our top ten sofas.
Here at Nest we know that purchasing a sofa is one of the biggest investments you will make for your home, so it needs to be right. To help you choose the right model for you, we have put together a handy guide that talks you through some of the main factors to consider when making your choice. We take a look at size, fabric, filling and how to look after your item among many other factors. So if you are on the lookout for a new suite, take a few moments to have a look through our guide.
To mark the release of our guide, the team at Nest has chosen their all-time favourite sofas. Here are our top ten.
The Vitra XS Polder Sofa is a cool, classy design from Hella Jongerius. Its unusual configuration is in fact highly practical, allowing for a relaxed lifestyle. It is available with either a left-hand or right-hand armrest and comes in green or red. Also available in an XL version.
The recently re-released Mayor sofa from Arne Jacobsen has won all our hearts in the Nest office. Its elegant wooden base and curved, studded back really make this sofa stand out. It is available in a selection of colours, but it is the golden yellow that gets our vote.
The Muuto Rest has a relaxed and informal feel, whilst still looking smart and elegant. It can be upholstered in a choice of Kvadrat fabrics – all of which are hardwearing and soft to touch.
The Normann Copenhagen Onkel (the Danish word for Uncle), is a sofa that combines the simplicity of modern forms with the soft curves of the pre-50s era. It has a lacquered wooden frame and is upholstered in Gabriel fabrics.
The classic mid-century Studio Couch was first introduced in the 1950s by Lucian Ercolani, the founder of Ercol. It is available either with or without back cushions and comes in a large choice of woods.
The Fredericia Haiku Sofa is an expressive and unique design from Danish/Italian design duo GamFratesi. Its playful curves and contrasting colours really set this piece apart from many other sofa designs.
Since its release in 2011, the Favn Sofa from Jaime Hayon, has constantly been in our top ten sofas. It has a beautiful and fluid shape and comes in a selection of bold, statement colours, making this a real stand-out piece.
Known for their exceptional quality and craftsmanship, Poltrona Frau’s collection of leather sofas really do not disappoint. The Kennedee Three Seater Sofa incorporates a modern quilting of the back cushions and has a beech wood frame with steel feet. It is available in a collection of colours from white (Polare) to red (Cremisi).
Our top 10 includes a range of styles from classic to contemporary, as well as a mixture of fabrics and colours. As ever, we would love to know what you think.