If you are a fan of mid-century modern, I would recommend 'Visual Acoustics:The Modernism of Julius Shulman'. Some great shots of iconic modernist architecture and an interesting story about the life of the well-known photographer.
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I agree that some Ikea pieces have nice, clean lines. While this can appeal to your modernist aesthetic, the quality is usually lacking. I'm not knocking Ikea, the furniture is great for decorating on a tight budget while still looking fairly good.
The Kvadrat and Maharham fabrics are fairly high quality and definitely overkill for an Ikea sofa. If you can't live with the upholstery as is, perhaps a slipcover in a cheaper fabric would suffice.
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IMO, I wouldn't spend any money to have a slipcover made for an Ikea sofa. Live with the sofa as is, and use the reupholstery money towards saving up for a high-quality piece. The money spent on a good sofa is usually a good investment.