From office atriums to hotel lobbies and communal areas in apartment buildings, creating a welcoming and inviting atmosphere in large spaces can be challenging. With these contemporary modular sofa systems, you can create sophisticated settings that enrich any interior with character and comfort. And don't forget: if you need help specifying complex upholstery collections, the Clippings team is on hand to help you specify the right elements, fabrics and extras.
Italian brand Tacchini collaborated with London-based studio Pearson Lloyd on the modular Polar sofa. The seating system’s irregular, organic shape is inspired by floating icebergs of the Arctic sea. The piece offers the opportunity to introduce a sense of dynamic to areas in buildings that otherwise lack movement or interest.
Designer Andrea Steidl succeeds in combining comfort with a sleek profile with his Suiseki sofa series for Italian upholstery specialist LaCividina. Its rounded corners and plush filling emphasise an inviting appearance, while the angular line between seat and backrest keeps the shape sharp.
With the In Situ modular sofa, Muuto presents a fresh take on Scandinavian comfort. Norwegian studio Anderssen & Voll designed the collection and placed voluminous upholstery elements on thin metal legs – ensuring that even constellations with many modus have a light appearance.
With the shape of a sofa stripped back to simple rectangles, the Mags Sofa series by Hay stands out with its refined minimalism. Featuring a low frame and deep seats, it’s been designed with lounge areas in mind: while the modules can be combined to large sofa landscapes, the purist look ensures it won’t overpower a space.
Patricia Urquiola rejects the idea that sofas need should be symmetrical and designed the Rift collection for Italian manufacturer Moroso. It’s inspired by the random shapes found in natural landscapes created by pure chance. She translated this into a sofa whose elements collide like tectonic plates, layering up to a modern, sculptural piece that creates a fascinating focal point in large spaces. Filled with hardwearing, flame-retardant polyurethane foam in varied densities and polyester fibers over a wood frame, it can be specified in commercial projects.
Develius is Edward van Vliet’s idea of the archetypal modular sofa, which &Tradition has taken into production. The Dutch designer opted for an elongated seat, reminiscent of a chaise longue, ensuring extra comfort. It can be specified as compact two-seater or generous 6-seater and anything in between.
A quadratic shape softened with rounded corners and plush filling makes the Nakki sofa modules from Woud an intriguing option for spaces that need plenty of comfortable seating. Even grouped together for an extensive sofa landscape, the overall appearance stays light and friendly – a sense that’s enhanced by the slim metal feet.
Tapping into the current seventies revival, NORR11 has presented the Studio range. Its architectural shape with the fluted sections feels subtle and impactful at once. The collection, produced in Italy, can be specified in multiple versions, including corner sofas. A neat detail is the weighted armrest that can be placed anywhere on the seat.
A classic that has lost none of its relevance: designed by Verner Panton in 1969, the intriguing Cloverleaf sofa winds elegantly through spaces, allowing people a sense of privacy in the curved seats. Produced by Verpan, the series is certified for standard contract use, making it a great choice to add character to lobbies in public buildings or company headquarters.
Spanish furniture brand Andreu World gives designers plenty of choice with the Raglan sofa series. Its modules not only include sofa elements but also benches, poufs and chaise lounges, so it’s easy to specify the exact lounge environment fit for large rooms. Thanks to the streamlined style Raglan is an excellent fit for many contemporary settings.
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