Designed by Charles and Ray Eames the Vitra Sofa Compact was originally a design intended for their own house in California, but finally went into series production. Unusually high and divided into two horizontal strips, the backrest lends the sofa an interesting profile and clearly sets it apart from the weightiness of traditional sofas. The sofa can be folded up, making it easy to transport. Made from a chromed tubular metal frame with polyurethane foam upholstery, it retails for a hefty £4,966. I know that is very expensive, but at least you have a great idea for adding color and joy to any room.