Mid-century modern design was all about reinvention. Designers like Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen, and Verner Panton looked for new ways that our furniture could behave, new ways it could support our frames, new ways it could catch light or look smooth upon the shaggy rugs of the time. We’ve put together a top 30 list of mid-century modern sofas, both those designed by the masters and those befitting the look. Sit your posterior upon Marilyn’s soft resin lips. Create the perfect office with a suite of leather Barcelonas. Design to the period, with our top 30 sofa list.
Modular Mid-Century Modern Sofa: Want a sofa that changes composition on a whim? This grey find, also available in beige, can reassemble itself to work four ways. Filled with soft down and boasting contrast stitching and pleating, its solid hardwood frame can work around your décor changes.
Mid Century-Style Sofa With USB Charger: In this modern age, everyone needs a constant charger. This mid-century modern couch took that into consideration, by offering two USB ports and cavities for your cables. Its tapered legs in solid wood and high-density foam cushioning ensure a restful space while you stalk Facebook.
Light Blue Mid-Century Modern Sofa: Available in nine additional colours, this light blue beauty is our crowning favourite. Stretch out after a hard day’s work on its polyester upholstery and solid wood legs.
Red Mid Century-Style Sofa: Plush, low-pile velvet forms this simply glamorous design. Channel-tufted with sinuous springs and thick foam cushioning, it adds an element of luxury to small spaces. Get its hardwood frame with a deep red, dark grey or blue-green velvet covering.
Small Gray Mid-Century Modern Sofa: Like mid-century modern décor, but the industrial feel too? New Amazon furniture brand Rivet combines both décor styles in its furniture. The Rivet Sloane Sofa here is hand-tufted on a hardwood frame and beechwood legs. Give it a try with its 30-day, money-back trial.
Mid-Century Modern Grey Sectional Sofa: Own the L-shape sofa with a mid-century modern twist. This grey beauty, available in seven different hues, is upholstered in polyester atop solid wood legs. Sit in a lounge for a large family.
Minimalist Mid-Century Modern Sofa: Minimalism and mid-century modern go oh-so-well together. This gorgeous sofa celebrates a less machine-made modernism found in America in the 30’s. With piped seams atop tapered solid wood legs, get its timber in a honey or walnut stain, its upholstery in twill, boucle, wool, leather or tweed.
Mid-Century Modern Chaise Lounge: Only need a corner chair? This chaise longue features linen upholstery, a tufted seat, two arm rests and high-density foam filling. Find some quiet time to enjoy its comfort, with a book in one hand.
Small Mid-Century Modern Sofa: Get a modern twist on the mid-century classic. This uber-comfortable couch uses a series of down-filled cushions to provide the ultimate in comfort. Sit its solid ash and steel frame in a light and breezy living room.
Curvy Gray Mid-Century Modern Sofa: Make your living room more rounded, with this mid-century modern couch on a curve. Made with 100% polyester and a button-tufted design, its brown, powder-coated legs make the style more affordable.
Faux Leather Mid-Century Modern Sofa: Love the piece, but on a fraction of the budget? This smaller version uses faux black leather and a brown wood veneer to create a sleek, sophisticated seat perfect for your lounge or entrance.
Brown Mid-Century Modern Leather Sofa: Brown leather adds warmth and family feeling to a home – and this Brazilian top-grain leather creation is no exception. Built by hand with a kiln-dried, hardwood frame, this gorgeous sofa’s seats are padded with cotton and scaled down to 82 inches, the perfect size for a living room. It’s delivery-ready with a two-year warranty.
Mid-Century Modern Brown Chesterfield Sofa: Prefer a Chesterfield? This classic piece is constructed with vintage, top grain leather and modern stainless steel legs. Its elegant tufting and subtle stitching on solid birch ensures a place in your family across the generations.
Curvy Leather Mid-Century Modern Sofa: Need something smaller? This cost-efficient option is made with bonded leather upon a hardwood frame and legs. With high-density foam cushioning in brown, camel and blue shades, what’s not to love?
Le Corbusier-Style Sofa: Swiss-French designer Le Corbusier was also a painter, architect, urban planner and writer, and his iconic armchair style is just one of many legacies he left behind. These sofas mimic his lines, with their top grain leather aniline piping, button tufting, and stainless steel frames. Buy an armchair, two seat sofa, three-seater or the set, with protective foot capping that won’t scratch your floor.
Mid-Century Modern Sleeper Sofa: Prefer a two-seater sleeper? Much wider, linen-upholstered cushions with diagonal stitching fold to a bed with arm frames front and back. Rounded, solid wood legs prop up this piece perfect for a smaller space.
Double Bed Mid-Century Modern Sleeper Sofa: Need a sleeping space for two? This seriously stylish couch lets you remove its back cushions, flip its seat forward and create a double bed. Available in red, light grey and navy blue, it’s based on stainless steel and includes two matching pillows.
Marilyn Lips Sofa: Get a sofa you could almost kiss. These creative pouting lips, first inspired by Marilyn Monroe in 1974, have been re-issued in soft resin. Sit them indoors or outdoors, for a perfect pouting piece to get the neighbours talking.
Pastel Pink Mid-Century Modern Sofa: Get pretty in pink with this Danish-designed sofa. Based on a New Zealand-sourced, solid wood frame, its polyester fabric is easy to clean and maintain, and has been crafted and stitched by hand.
Mid-Century Modern Love Seat: Build a loveseat for two. This iconic mid-century modern design looks a treat in peachy orange, upon a set of wooden legs.
Swan-Style Sofa: Emerge like a swan from a hard day at the office. This wool-upholstered delight, available in red, black and white, swivels with abandon on its aluminium frame. Curious about the original? You can buy or view it here.
Womb Loveseat Sofa: Buy a couch for romance, a couch made for two. This cashmere wool blend boasts a removable seat and back cushions. High-density foam cushioning and chip and flake-resistant chrome add to this hand-stitched creation’s appeal.
Barcelona Couch: Wind down and relax on the iconic Barcelona. This version is made with Italian top grain leather, leather piping and buttons, and a removable neck pillow on a walnut frame. Two stainless steel legs prop up the ensemble.
Luxury Mid-Century Modern Sofa With Chaise: Have the best of both worlds. This mid-century modern, Italian-made sofa comes with an in-built chaise longue. Adjust the headrests to the right height and angle on its feather-blend cushions.
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