10 New Sofas and Soft Seats for Modern (yet Cozy) Interiors
With autumn around the corner, it’s time to think about making your living room as cozy as possible. New for 2022, these delightful collections of modern sofas, seats and sectionals, many just launched at Salone del Mobile, bring colour and softness to home interiors in styles that are classic yet contemporary.
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Za:Za by Zanotta
This plush, modern sofa by Zaven for Zanotta (hence its quirky name) was designed as a monobloc — that is, it’s polyurethane foam is one single piece — and with the intention of creating “a tender, embracing expression.” Polyester straps adhere the seat, back and armrest (made of regenerated polyurethane and regenerable polyester balls) to the steel frame, which comes in matte black or red.
Twiggy by Minotti
Timeless beauty is the unifying concept behind this collection of soft seating by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti. It includes an armchair in three sizes (with and without armrests) as well as a bench, a couch and a chaise longue. In combination, they create a dynamic modular system — one embellished with stitching that speaks to the brand’s impeccable craftsmanship.
Egadi by Very Wood
Another winning design by Rodolfo Dordoni, this one for Very Wood, Egadi brings softness to the dining table. It combines an ash frame with a seat and back upholstered in fabric, vinyl or leather. The chair’s delicate, contoured proportions create the illusion that the upholstered elements are floating.
Jeff by Pedrali
Patrick Norguet’s new sofa collection for Pedrali just feels friendly. Its squared backrest pairs with rounded seats to create a balance of straight and curves lines. It comes in numerous versions, a series of “miniature architectures,” as Norguet explains, “skillfully combined to create multiple modular and reconfigurable scenarios.”
Grand Angle by Ligne Roset
Elegance, comfort and style come together in Marie C. Dorner’s Grand Angle new sofa system for Ligne Roset. Its main element is a deep, multifaceted settee, with a reticulated headrest with “stretch” stitching that can be bent back or forward. The grand angle that it owes its name to is a slanted seat edge that brings the modules together in surprising ways.
Anorak by Moroso
Patricia Urquiola can do no wrong. Her latest for Moroso, Anorak, is an ultra-modern yet ultra-comfortable seating system imbued with the warmth of its namesake. Also referencing the jacket, Anorak is designed with elements that can be donned and doffed: “Every single element that makes up the sofa can be disassembled; the upholstery is not attached to the structure, but can be removed, slid off,” says Urquiola. That way, the piece can be renewed after wear and tear — no need to throw it away.
Pochette by B&B Italia
Named for the soft purse that accessorizes an evening gown, Piero Lissoni’s Pochette for B&B Italia is a refined seat with a painted steel tube, left exposed in the back and leather upholstered cushions that can be arranged for maximum comfort. The technique for upholstering the chair, including its leather-wrapped arms, is inspired by that used to clad luxury car steering wheels.
Cosy by MDF Italia
Francesco Rota’s design from 2017, with its large, cocoon-like cushions, gets an update with new configurations. There is also a new version with a curved back, “ideal to create an atmosphere of conviviality,” as manufacturer, MDF Italia, explains.
Glee by Lema
The versatile Glee, by Lema, is a modular free-standing sofa system that allows you to choose the width of the central body, and of the two ends and pouffe. The careful selection of materials allows different colour and material combinations, giving life to this elegant “tailor-made” piece.
D.151.4 by Molteni
Part of Molteni‘s Heritage collection, this armchair by Gio Ponti reflects the legendary designer’s passion for nautical furnishings; in fact, he worked on refurbishing ocean liners and cruise ships between 1949 and 1951. This easy chair is a variant on the seating found on those water crafts.
For more modern seats, sofas and sectionals for the home, see our Spec Sheets.