In my ramble through this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF — basically the design world’s answer to a runway show), I noticed something unusual: there were a lot of really, really great sofas. Usually the chair is the darling of the design world, presenting myriad ways to iterate. The sofa is a bit more of a challenge: it’s bigger, and because people think of it as a bit more of a practical piece, it needs to take into account comfort as well. But this year’s designers rose to the occasion, creating sofas that were strikingly beautiful, and even, dare I say, comfortable. (I tried a few.) Here are 10 of my favorites.
from waaaay over here —> 2017 is the Year of the Sofa — Dispatches from the Front Lines of Design