It is officially the year of designer couches. From Mario Bellini’s cult-favourite Camaleonda to Instagram-famous vintage lounges upholstered in luxurious boucle, sofas with curvaceous shapes, intriguing textures and unexpected colours are dominating tasteful homes everywhere. Your statement couch need not be loud or garish—for 2021, look for subtle yet elevated design elements that will help your piece stand out. If you’re searching for the perfect hero piece for your own living room, turn to Vogue‘s edit of contemporary statement sofas that will instantly elevate any space.
Pacha Sofa from Gubi
Designed by the iconic French designer Pierre Paulin, this low-slung piece is available in a number of modular variations, modelled after Paulin’s vision to create a sensation of ‘sitting on clouds’.
B&B Italia Camaleonda Sofa from Mario Bellini
No chic sofa shortlist would be complete without the one that has become a veritable social media sensation in its own right. Adorning homes belonging to celebrities and style mavens everywhere—this is clearly the couch to covet in 2021.
Little Petra VB2 sofa from &Tradition
Made with Sahara Curly sheepskin and oiled walnut legs, the Little Petra sofa is adorable at first glance. Beyond making a style statement while effortlessly blending into any room, this is a couch that does not compromise comfort for design.
Alfie 3-seater sofa from Fortytwo
If millennial pink is on your mind, consider this velvet number with scalloped seashell edges and vertical channel tufting, replete with luxurious gold-plated, tapered legs. If you have a princess room in your home, this may just be the perfect centrepiece.
Curve Back sofa from Infinit
Sometimes all you need to make a strong design statement is a hint of asymmetry. Channeling 1930s Hollywood, the Infiniti couch is tailored in durable, yarn-dyed polyester. To ensure that your investment endures the years, the bench is made with certified sustainable engineered hardwood and kiln-dried to prevent warping.
Tactile Sofa from Baxter
From cult Italian furniture brand Baxter comes the conceptual Tactile couch. Made from soft leather, this sofa has been broken down into its elementary parts with the seat and backrest independent from each other for an ethereal, deconstructed look.
Todd Extended Chaise Sofa from Castlery
Nothing says plush like a sprawling velvet couch in the rich shade of emerald green. Available in various modular combinations for ultimate customisability, this is one sofa that will never leave you wanting for room.