35 of the Most Unique & Creative Sofa Designs
One of the most important things to do while furnishing your living room is to get good sofa sets. In today’s article we will present 35 of the most interesting & creative sofa designs that you can find on the internet… so let’s begin.
1. The fabric for the Pixel Sofa has been picked up by Danish manufacturer Kvadrat, based on a concept of Cristian Zuzunaga, a Royal College of Art graduate. The contemporary couch is sure to grab everyone’s attention by virtue of its wide spectrum of colors. I’m pretty sure that people who use computers and especially designers would love something like this in their studio/office.
2. A while ago I’ve noticed that metallic & shiny fashion trends with colors like silver, gold and bronze became quite popular. Today I’ve discovered that this trend also hit the furniture industry and a great example is the Hollywood Stardom Sofa, an unique piece of furniture that can bring a little Hollywood glamour into your living room. In spite of its clean cut and modern square look, thanks to the four, oversized, soft silver pillows on its backrest, the Hollywood Stardom is a sofa you just won’t want to leave. Made of the finest italian leather, this stylish shimmery silver sofa will make you feel like a real star! Price : $8,100
3. At a first glance you might be asking yourself “What is this ?“, because the Feel Seating System designed by Animi Causa has a really cool and unusual shape. The shape is inspired by a molecular structure, the basic form for all objects is the universe. It is made of 120 sofa balls covered with elastic fabric. If you are a playful person you can use it in many creative ways, because the structure of the feel allows to create multiple forms.
4. An accordion chair or sofa made out of wood and paper, the Flexible Love, without a doubt, is the coolest piece of furniture in the universe. You don’t really need more proof than this video attached below. I’m not sure how comfortable the Flexible Love is, but I don’t care: I want this cool piece of furniture.
5. This sofa that looks like a rug is a great design and I don’t know how nobody thought at this until now. This piece of furniture is called East meet West and it was designed by Tonio de Roover. The idea behind this “carpet sofa” how I like to call it is pretty simple, a wood and inox support on top of a persian rug. At a first glance the design looks awesome, but I don’t think you could sleep to well on this sofa.
6. Rodolfo Rocchetti from Tappezzeria Rocchetti is a master upholsterer from Rome and he made some really creative pieces of furniture. Check the pictures below. Now, to have something like this you might choose a very wild theme for your home, because these designs can easily make people say “OMG !“. And for the animal lovers out there these are all made from faux fur, more here.
7. There is no way you can miss this sofa design by Lila Lang. One half is a plain looking sofa with a decidedly curvy old fashioned style. The other half appears to be climbing the wall! You have to admit there is something whimsical about this design. On one hand it fulfills a function – somewhere to sit on. On the other hand, it’s perhaps a piece of art or even a statement about things driving us up the wall? If you tilt your head and view the wall as the floor, you will notice the Canape is almost symmetrical designed so it should fit corner walls in either direction. This design was recently featured in an exhibition Parcours Saint Germaine in Paris France.
8. Now, this is the kind of smart sofa that I want in my living room. Not only that it looks great but it`s also multifunctional .I bet you haven`t seen one of this yet , a sofa that converts into a bunk bed. You can even sleep peacefully in the top bed because the bunk bed comes with integrated supporting ladder and protection guard. All you have to do now is call over some friends for a sleep over. Sleep tight and don`t let the bugs bite!
9. This sofa looks like a giant brush adorned with thick bristles, but each of these comfortable bristle is designed to give you a relaxing massage. It’s a very different take on the most common furniture that we see in every house. This sofa is a concept which is the result of a student from school BCUC. The design might look interesting and I’m sure that a lot of teens would get one for their rooms, but afterall his sofa is not to practical unfortunately.
10. “Do Lo Res” sofa is a very creative design by Ron Arad. Do Lo Res is a very up-to-the-minute sofa composed of several soft, square-based cube or rectangular-shaped units of various heights. The units are arranged in rows to form the shape of the sofa, and fixed to a platform by steel pins. The units all have a 21x21cm footprint while varying in height from 27.5cm to 83cm. They are made of different-density polyurethane foam; a stiffer foam is used at the bottom of each unit in order to grip the steel pin, while softer foam at the top ensures optimum comfort. Do Lo Res units may be rearranged to form a wide variety of shapes and compositions. The “Do Lo Res” sofa is a product that is apparently very simple but which in fact has a great complexity of construction, structural and production.
11. Home Sweet Home Sofa is an interesting sofa that can make you feel very relaxed and comfy. On the outside the Home Sweet Home Sofa is coated and varnished, on the inside PU-foam upholstery, covered with leather, cover removable. As you can see from the pictures the Home Sweet Home Sofa is like a very little room, just add a curtain and you can have your own place to relax.
12. This modern sofa by designer Manfred Wakolbinger is the first furniture piece that the renowned Austrian sculptor has created for Wittmann. Both work of art and functional seat, this piece was inspired by the designer’s visits to the Orient and suites of the 1970’s. This seating unit is highly versatile, providing multiple functions as a sofa and double recliner that can accommodate several people. The Chill Out even comes as a solo recliner for the single individual looking for some rest and relaxation. The design features rows of hand-rolled cushions that have been painstakingly crafted to produce a sleek, but textural aesthetic.
13. If utilized appropriately, lighting can convert any atmosphere into a lively one by adding warmth to it. Designers have not only made use of its effect in brightening up the apartments, but have gone a step ahead by incorporating it within the furniture by creating sofas made of acrylic that light up. The effect is stunning, as Japanese manufacturer, Waazwiz have proved by integrating light with the basic furniture used in our homes. An illuminating sofa not only makes the sitter clearly visible, but brightens up the room in the dark. Its soft glow has a soothing effect on the eyes, especially while watching television.
14. Patchwork is most often associated with quilts. Once a craft born out of economic necessity, patchwork quilts still enjoy widespread popularity. However, British designer Lisa Whatmough whose company is Squint Limited has adapted the patchwork technique not for familar bedcoverings but as upholstery material for her fun and funky bespoke furniture line. Just one of her chic furniture pieces will brighten up any dark corner. These are extraordinarily vivid focal pieces indeed.
15. Cor furniture takes lounging into another level, by introducing their new Lava Sofa. In collaboration with designers Kristen Antje Hoppert and Steffen Kroll of Studop Vertijet, Core furniture’s Lava Sofa has so many things to offer. The “Lava” is “a work of art and a piece of sitting-reclining lounge furniture at the same time, the concept of Lava is as diverse as its uses”. The possibilities are endless as the vertical variance reaches down to the floor as soft, upholstered mats transform even this surface into part of the furniture.
16. Remember your grandmother’s Chesterfield couch? Old fashioned floral fabric and frills may have put you off but those buttons were a nifty design feature. Well, now you can have your own updated button couch. The Star System of modern sofas shown here were designed by Enrico Buscemi and Piergiorgio Leone and were recently presented at the Milan Furniture Fair. They are part of the Giovannetti Collezioni known for their innovative furniture design. It is easy to see why they called their collection the Star system because those buttons are reminiscent of stars at night…more here.
17. The „Sitscape“ is a seating zone with a length of six meters. The form transforms the usual use of a couch. The design is based on specific seating positions and smooth transformations between them. Based on the preferred relaxing positions of the client we generated six basic positions and formed a perfect fit for them in the “Sitscape”. Consequently, the “Sitscape” provides familiar possibilities for relaxing. The transitional areas between these positions are undetermined in their use…more here.
18. I’m looking at this sofa, and I realize that this sofa is not for everybody. You’ll need some space if you are going to buy it. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro of Brazil, the upholstered chair sits atop an expansive jacaranda frame with green glass tops flanking each armrest. Big, modern and beautiful. If you are interested you can visit r20thcentury.
19. These two pieces, the rocking chair, and the love seat are designed by Scott Wilson and they are from its new line of sofas and chairs called Purity. The designs are characterized by highly pronounced curves. Their structure is made of steel so that adds strength and durability and are also covered with a mesh of polyurethane. Finally these pieces look very modern, to bad they are just concepts for now…and one thing that I could add is that the rocking chair would definitely need arm rests, rockers really need arm rests.
20. Danish designer Phillip Grass – Accelerator Sofa is one of his latest sleekly futuristic furniture concepts. With its jet engine-shaped armrests, the sexy seat is the grown-up version of a race car bed. This minimalistic design looks awesome, and I hope that soon we will see this sofa for real, because right now is just an interesting concept.
21. Yang Sofa is a sofa that allows you to play with. It can be interlocked to form a sofa or a sectional part . You can create a range of different groupings using up to four left or right arm sofas. Designer Francois Bauchet created this brilliant Yang sofa for Ligne Roset.
22. Phantom couch has a very interesting design. At a first glance it might look like a broken bathtub that was transformed into a couch. Phantom is a semi-transparent couch, luminescent, and colorful : the body is a sheet of milky PMMA resting on a tubular framework in chromed steel. Some people use large pieces of furniture to hide stuff, or to cover something, with the phantom couch this is not possible because this couch is like a phantom – invisible. The price for this interesting design is a little bit high £3019.20 at Madeindesign.
23. Flavor Design Studio has reconverted a gorgeous clawfoot bat tub into a comfortable couch. Now you can sit in the tub without getting wet! You can own this piece of cool furniture for $3,500. You won’t have to deal with wrinkled skin if you decide to stay in the tub too long! Furthermore, in an eco-conscious society, this is a good way of giving another, yet more ecological, use to the bath tub.
24. Designed by a french company La Maison Coloniale, that specializes in incorporating the concept of ancient pieces and original designs with contemporary lines, the 3 seater Jonque Sofa is a piece that can have a big impact in defining a beautiful interior. With this piece of furniture La Maison Coloniale brings you the splendor of Asian influences together with a contemporary twist allowing you to create a truly unique space by bringing together different styles.
25. SKiN Sofa is designed by Jean Nouve a French architect. As you can see from this picture this sofa has a very simple but innovating design. SKiN adopts innovative technical ideas such as the supporting structure in tubular pretensioned steel which holds another structural element, the cover in double-sided leather with its self-modelling geometric incisions. I like this sofa because if you want to move it this will be very easy, and I’m sure that one person can do the job. The only thing that I’m concerned of is when I’ll have a heavier guest…who knows what can happen to that leather. This sofa will be available from January 2008 here.
26. Flexform Oltre sofa($TBD). The backrest metal frame covered with polyurethane padding and a protective fabric lining seat cushion in down with a resilient inner core or with polyurethane and dacron back cushion filled with down available in different dimensions bolster on the back filled with dacron Shelf/Case modular with function of armrest /backrest – metal frame covered with hide leather on top armrest in fabric with metal insert covered with polyurethane padding and a protective fabric lining upholstery removable fabric or leather covers.
27. What’s not to love about this fresh design from Futé Design? The Croissant Sofa, part of the Bobo collection designed by Kenneth Cobonpue is sure to make a bold statement in any setting. Named for its crescent-looking form, this piece is made in two versions, one suitable for indoors, and another for outdoors. The indoor version is made out of a hand-woven abaca, commonly know as Manila hemp, a tree-like herb resembling a banana plant.
28. Behind the Wall is a two sided piece of furniture designed by Jordi Canudas that is both wall and sofa. It offers a comfortable sitting area that becomes playful when users interact from both sides of the wall. Movement, sound and touch hint at what might be happening on the other side.
29. This beautiful Sofa from Urban Collection for now is just a very interesting concept designed by Marta Antoszkiewicz. This is not the first project by Marta presented on this blog, we presented also the Ultra-Functional Bulb Table and Table with Chairs that Saves Space in the Dining Room.This sofa it’s two heat-formed planks and minimal fasteners are the basis of this clean, modern design. Its backrest is cantilevered and gets locked in place when you lay your weight on it. Moreover, its durable leather cushions slip in through large cutouts in the top surface, resting on the second curve. I’m pretty sure that a piece of modern furniture like this can make a room look really good, don’t you ? – More pictures here.
30. Volant Sofa is designed by Patricia Urquiola, and the Volant range includes the sofa, armchair, chair, and a stool, if you want the whole collection. The structure is basic and self-sufficient. The frame of the base appears orthogonal but in actual fact is a trapezium for adapting to the line of the back and seat. This leads to a shape dichotomy between regularity and irregularity, also in the perception of the seat elements which, despite the fact they seem flat, have curved sections to provide extreme comfort. Price is available on request here.
31. I’m looking at this interesting sofa, and I’m wondering “Do we really need something like this ?“.Maybe the lights attached to this sofa are useful when we read something but I prefer another kind of light.The Morpheo Sofa bed is available in the colors white, red and green. If you want it you’ll have to spend $5,400 at ModernFurnitureClassics.
32. If you love your Aston Martin so much that you want to have a piece of it in your house, Aston Martin Heritage Designs exclusively presents the Aston Martin DB6 couch. The limited edition couch will surely add a sense of cool to your living room and cause you to be admired by your friends and visitors. Although this isn’t the original Aston DB6 rear end, the makers have created an exact replica for all the Aston fans. The two-seater couch comes with an engraved number plate. This limited edition status and customization does come with a premium price tag of $7,300.
33. For those of you who loved Lego when you were young here is something that might remind you of that period. Designed and created by Thierry Nahon & Philippe Landecker, LunaBlocks are based on an original concept, the transformation and enlargement of bricks used in building games for children. Easily stacked together, functional and totally versatile, LunaBlocks are designed for the world of decoration and for the home. Like traditional Legos, these blocks come in a variety of colors and configurations all you need to finish a project is some glass, a pillow or cushion, some creativity and loads and loads of disposable income. Unfortunately, each one of these bricks will set you back $20-$55, which could make your dream of turning your pad into a mini Legoland quite costly. You can buy the bricks online from Homology. The good part is that you can create your own piece of furniture, and change it’s shape from time to time.
34. Sometimes people are so creative that you’ll say “What a crazy idea !“. One of these ideas came from the folks at Coffincouches who have managed to grab the 18 gauge steel coffins from the local funeral homes primarily in Southern California and transformed them in to designer Coffin Couches. At a first look these couches look like a luxurious piece of leather furniture, but I don’t know how many people would like a coffin couch in their home. I’m pretty sure that most of your visitors will think that something is really wrong with you, when you keep a coffin in your house. Finally I think that this piece of furniture would look very good in a movie like “The Addams Family”.
35. Finally here is an idea that you might find useless, or crazy … There are lots of mouse pads that are finding their way into the garbage since the new optical mice don’t need them for traction. Instead of tossing them why not make some furniture out of them.