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Sofas and all things couchey

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Matt, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Personally, I am torn between what I like visually and what I find appealing to sit in, and welcoming for guests. Visually, I like very clean, austere designs. But I know that many of those are not comfortable to sit in, let alone flop down in to have a lazy nap. Ideally my perfect design would look very simple and neat, but still invite people to flop down. I hate loose-pillowbacks and long sofas with two main cushions (makes the center position useless as no one wants the crack), and also dislike tightbacks in general. I like the look of wood arms or no arms, but I know those are not comfortable.

    I was surprised after finally sitting in the Barcelona how comfortable it actually is, considering how clinical and hard it looks.
     


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    Personally, I am torn between what I like visually and what I find appealing to sit in, and welcoming for guests. Visually, I like very clean, austere designs. But I know that many of those are not comfortable to sit in, let alone flop down in to have a lazy nap. Ideally my perfect design would look very simple and neat, but still invite people to flop down. I hate loose-pillowbacks and long sofas with two main cushions (makes the center position useless as no one wants the crack), and also dislike tightbacks in general. I like the look of wood arms or no arms, but I know those are not comfortable.

    I was surprised after finally sitting in the Barcelona how comfortable it actually is, considering how clinical and hard it looks.

    Could be something between these two:

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    !luc
     


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    Wow! Those look more like sex toys than furniture.
     


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    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    [​IMG]
     


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    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    Oh, Magritte.
     


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    Ceci n'est pas un module de vin?
     


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    [​IMG]
    Perfect for Soph's bachelor pad.
     


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    Perfect for Soph's bachelor pad.
    Or the Korova Milk Bar. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    All sold for between $300 and $2000 in the last two years: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] And a few with built-in cabinets: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Here's one of the best yet: [​IMG]
     


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    Wow, great stuff. Thanks for posting these.
     


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    Here's one of the best yet:

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    LS, ok, what is the real cost by the time I get one of these shipped to Oklahoma undamaged??

    How much does shipping add, and how reliable is it?
     


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    LS, ok, what is the real cost by the time I get one of these shipped to Oklahoma undamaged??

    How much does shipping add, and how reliable is it?


    Seconded, I really like that couch.
     


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