33 of the best designer sofas to invest in now

Three-seater or two-seater? Classic or maximalist? Cosy or cutting-edge? Find your new dream sofa

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Be honest, it’s probably the place you spend the majority of your waking time at home. It’s also the piece of furniture that people spend perhaps the most hours (/days/months...) deciding on.

Do you want a sofa that makes a real design statement? A classic piece that will never go out of fashion? A timeless reissued icon that has long had pride of place on your Pinterest board?

Whatever the answer to these questions, we have the right sofa for your space. All you need to do now is put your feet up, sit back and scroll…

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1 ‘Taru’ sofa, Ligne Roset
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Ligne Roset

Sebastian Herkner created this pleasingly plump sofa, where even the legs are upholstered. There are many fabric options for this design – you can even mix and match, choosing to cover just the back in leather. From £3,437, ligne-roset.com

2 ‘Camaleonda’ sofa, B&B Italia
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B&B Italia

A true icon, the ‘Camaleonda’ sofa is a regular feature in the world’s most beautiful homes. Designed in the 1970s by Mario Bellini, it became a hot property on the vintage market before being reissued in 2020. £7,742, bebitalia.com

3 ‘Wodge’ sofa, Loaf
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Loaf

The ultimate example of generosity of form, this modular sofa from Loaf serves up comfort in big, hearty portions. As Loaf says: ‘If this sofa were a cake, it would be one where only whopping great slices would be allowed.’ From £1,830, loaf.com

4 ‘Brigitte’ sofa, Baxter
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Marco Bello

Knockout curves are the main feature of this sofa by Draga & Aurel. It's welcoming with a cloud-like softness that feels very current. £11,450, baxter.it

5 ‘Indivi’ sofa, BoConcept
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Designer Anders Nørgaard once described this sofa as ‘his baby’ and 22 years since it was launched his creation looks as youthful and remains as relevant as ever. From £2,599, boconcept.com

6 ‘Le Marais’ sofa, Calligaris
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Calligaris

Stefano Spessoto designed this sofa to be elegant enough to suit any home, with its thin metal frame lending it a delicate charm. £3,783, calligaris.com

7 ‘Milano+’ sofa, Zanotta
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SARAMAGNI

This is the latest evolution of the ‘Monobloc’ sofa. Designed by De Pas, D’Urbino and Lomazzi, it is notable for its strict, rationalist form that is the perfect addition to urban settings. £8,641, zanotta.it

8 ‘Belt’ sofa, Baxter
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Baxter

A leather and wood support, or belt, surrounds the plump backrest of this sofa designed by Federico Peri. Its generous padding is balanced by a sleek metal frame and legs. £12,600, baxter.it

9 ‘Dock’ sofa, B&B Italia
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B&B Italia

Described by B&B Italia as ‘a safe haven in the home’, this modular sofa by Piero Lissoni is incredibly versatile and offers a wealth of options to suit any room – corner sofa or chaise longue? Backrest or no backrest? Built-in side table? From £12,722, bebitalia.com

10 ‘Life’ sofa, Acerbis
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Acerbis

When it was designed by Roberto Monsani back in 1974 its louche, laidback form was considered so daring it never saw serial production. Clearly it was ahead of its time, as it seems to suit today’s mood perfectly. From £14,396, acerbisdesign.com

11 ‘Surf’ sofa, Molteni&C
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‘We were sat in a beach house looking at the waves, and then we started to sketch them,’ explain designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg . ‘The final design has that kind of fluidity and undulation to it.’ Modular and inviting, it's a natural fit for any home. £6,634, molteni.it

12 ‘Hamilton’ sofa, Minotti
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Minotti London

Simple and timeless in its appeal, this design by Rodolfo Dordoni is also available as a modular sofa and for those who like a little support when relaxing, headrests can also be added. £10,248, minottilondon.com

13 ‘Sophie’ sofa, Gallotti & Radice
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Galotti & Radice

With its ample, cosy curves pinched into place by a delicate metal frame, this sofa by Federica Biasi manages to be both generous and restrained in its design. £6,144, gallottiradice.it

14 ‘Gentry’ sofa, Moroso
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Moroso

Are you someone who likes to sit up straight? This sofa by Patricia Urquiola is designed to be comfortable for sitting properly, but equally as cosy if you love to lounge. £4,312, moroso.it

15 ‘Supersoft’ sofa, Fogia
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Fogia

Welcoming in it chunkiness, this sofa by Note is described by Fogia as being so cosy it will be hard to get up (we all know that feeling). A modular creation, it can be used to create a two- or three-seater, or something a little more unique. From £6,400, fogia.se

16 ‘BomBom’ sofa, Roche Bobois
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Roche Bobois

Reminiscent of sweets and delivering a similar pleasure rush, this sofa by visual artist Joana Vasconcelos is a representation of her creativity and positive outlook on life. £4,050, roche-bobois.com

17 ‘Russell’ sofa, Minotti
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Minotti London

Gently curved, this sofa designed by Rodolfo Dordoni was inspired by the traditional shapes of 1950s furniture. It may have vintage influences, but it’s certainly got modern appeal. £9,045, minottilondon.com

18 ‘BFF’ sofa, Moooi
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Moooi

This chunky, loveable modular sofa is intended to be everyone’s new best friend. The brainchild of Marcel Wanders, it’s available in 302 different fabrics. £5,043, moooi.com

19 ‘Atoll’ sofa, B&B Italia
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B&B Italia

Bolster cushions are reimagined as contemporary armrests on this sofa created by Antonio Citterio. Incredibly versatile, the design is available as a sectional sofa, armchair and also daybed. Sofa, from £8,830, bebitalia.com

20 ‘Chimney’ sofa, Vipp
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Ragnar Ómarsson

With its pleasingly rounded yet streamlined design, this sofa by Vipp is true to the brand’s ethos for creating functional designs that are stylish in their simplicity. £3,964, vipp.com

21 ‘Gould’ sofa, Knoll
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Knoll

By simplifying the concept of the sofa down to its purest lines, Piero Lissoni has created a design that is precision-engineered for comfort. It's an effortless modern classic. £7,946, knoll.int.com

22 ‘Plenum’ sofa, Fritz Hansen
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WETOUCH IMAGEWORK

Ideal for workspaces or a treat for a home office, this design by Jaime Hayon has a high back to ensure private meetings remain private. Additional options like USB and plug sockets make its resume look even more glowing. £4,473, fritzhansen.com

23 ‘Eda-Mame’ sofa, B&B Italia
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B&B Italia

The perfect shape for sipping an aperitif on, according to its designer Piero Lissoni. This curvy but streamlined sofa has a shape inspired by the tasty pea pods from which it gets its name. £5,148, bebitalia.com

24 ‘Adda’ sofa, Flexform
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Flexform

Lightweight, but cosy, with its cushions generously-packed with goose down, this sectional sofa by Antonio Citterio is simple but effortlessly charming, with the unique horizontal stitching detail on the cushions resembling dimples. £6,442, flexform.it

25 ‘Orion’ sofa, Scarlet Splendour
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Scarlet Spendour

The blush shades of velvet upholstery – pink or jade – on this sofa designed by Nika Zupank are just as stylish now as they were when it launched in 2018. £6,606, scarletsplendour.com

26 ‘Can’ sofa, Hay
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Hay

This is flat-pack furniture, but not as you know it. Easy to assembles at home from three elements – frame, cover and cushions – this design is the brainchild of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec who wanted to simplify the whole concept of the sofa. From £1,799, hay.dk

27 ‘Jacques’ sofa, Minotti
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Minotti London

The compact dimensions of this sofa designed by Rodolfo Dordoni make it ideal for smaller inner-city homes that don't want to compromise on comfort or luxury. £18,005, minottilondon.com

28 ‘Furrow’ sofa, Natuzzi
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Natuzzi

Marcel Wanders’s design for this charming leather sofa is inspired by the landscape, architecture and lifestyle of Puglia in Italy. Its rustic appearance looks just as at home in an urban setting. £2,370, natuzzi.com

29 ‘Circe’ sofa, Sé
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Designed by Ini Archibong, this sofa has one foot in the past and the other firmly planted in the future. Its cutting-edge shape features spindle-like supports inspired by American Shaker style. £4,068, se-collections.com

30 ‘Armand’ sofa, Flexform
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Flexform

You can choose from tone-on-tone or contrasting piping to make this timeless and ultra-comfortable sofa standout as little or as much as you want. £3,038, flexform.it

31 ‘Triennale Sofa 2’ sofa, Rubelli
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Rubelli

Especially resplendent in this punchy orange velvet, this sofa’s silhouette is inspired by the furniture shapes from the 1950s – ideal for anyone with a passion for mid-century design. £6,500, rubelli.com

32 ‘Ro’ sofa, Fritz Hansen
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Fritz Hansen

An intimate two-seater, with a high-back and wing-like armrests designed for privacy, this sofa by Jaime Hayon is perfect for private conversations and conspiratorial gossiping. £4,331, fritzhansen.com

33 ‘GreenLife’ sofa, Visionnaire
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Visionnaire

Just as comfortable outdoors as it is indoors, this sofa by designers Roberto Tapinassi and Maurizio Manzoni features a solid-wood frame and leather straps. Its natural materials complement gardens and homes filled with house plants. £10,560, visionnaire-home.com

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