• 11 round sofas in midcentury or postmodern style

    I have been continuing my overachiever sofa research. You will recall, I first featured the story, 29 places to buy an affordable midcentury style sofa or couch. Then, I did 29 midcentury style sofa sectionals and modular sofas available today. Now, I am following up with: 12 midcentury or postmodern style round sofas. For this research project, I did not worry about price, although the selection I found comes from the same list where I found “affordable” sofas, so prices should not be in the stratosphere. Heck, I don’t really even know where to buy stuff with prices in the stratosphere. Above: Round sofa from Room Service, with another photo and link below the jump…


    Room Service:  This company has beautiful products and shows them off so well on their website. Above: The same round sofa, two lovely photographs, from Room Service. Link: Tufted circle sofa from Room Service.

    Macy’s: This is the round sofa sectional that got me started thinking I should write this story. I spotted it when I was doing the sectional story. It’s fabulous looking. Link: Francesca round sofa sectional.  I also found this at Wasser Furniture; I guess you can shop around to find it.

    Room and Board:  This is nice looking, 70s vibe. Linke: Hess round leather sofa sectional.

    Wasser Furniture: Sexy curves. Link: American Leather Menlo Park curvy sofa sectional. 

    Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams: I don’t know, this kind of reminds me of seating in an airport frequent flyer lounge; the upholstery doesn’t help, looks institutional to me. But I’ll include it. Link: The round Josie sectional.

    Lazar Industries: Okay, I know these are getting lumpy and 80s looking; but, I’ve seen these shapes used effectively, especially when they are upholstered in a fun fabric. Link: 5 curvaceous sofa sectionals at Lazar Industries.

    No round sofa sectionals at Blu Dot; CB2; Crate & Barrel;  Ethan Allen; EQ3; Gus Modern; Ikea; Lee Industries; Monarch Sofas; Pottery Barn; Rowe; Stressless; Thrive Home Furnishings; True Modern; Urban Outfitters; Vanguard (because they make me work way too hard on their website); West Elm; Z Gallerie.

    Vintage: And don’t forget, you can always shop for vintage. Look at the supercalifragilisticexpealidocious disco sofa that Lynne found at an estate sale. Original upholstery. Happy hunting, friends!

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    Comments

    1. That vintage round sofa is AWESOME! Love the upholstery!

    2. Definitely the vintage disco sofa is my favourite. Lucky find!

    3. Norwalk makes a sofa that is pretty close to a half circle. It is called “Tousley”. We seriously considered it, but decided the curve was too sharp for us.

    4. I don’t know about the sofas (no room at my casa), but I’d really love that Twiggy art!

    5. That vintage one is out of this world! I’m just imagining it with a few Bargello throw pillows, ooh la la.

    6. Too bad not one of them look mcm. We had one made by Rowe in 2005. They did a good job, no arms, 2 pieces, and there is a round ottoman (with storage) that fits in the middle. All in a nice turquoise fabric that has lasted so far (with a 6 y.o. and a cat.) I think we paid $2500. Looks like Rowe isn’t making them right now. There was a another company at that time making 50′s looking ones, maybe trying to hit the rockabilly crowd, but for the life of me I can’t remember what it was.

      • pam kueber says:

        yes, that is why I wrote “postmodern” as well…

        • i wasn’t trying to be snarky at all, just disappointed that no one is making a cool round sectional. i love them. and i love you pam! look at your website all the time. had a pink bath and kitchen, but they didn’t make it. your website has given me a lot of good info. thanks!

    7. Rocket Doc says:

      Rowe had a great one called the Eero (as in Saarinen) but it seems to have been discontinued just recently as it is no longer on Rowe’s site. Some retailers still have it on their sites, so i don’t know if it can still be ordered. Pic here: . There was an armless piece which made a semicircle with two one-arm pieces ; multiple armless pieces and you could have an almost enclosed conversation pit.

      I own two of the armchairs from the series and they are quite comfortable for very compact dimensions.

    8. Hello. Love your site!
      Since we’re on the subject of round sofas, I hope you may want to help identify my piece.
      I bought it 2 years ago freshly reupholstered. The nice lady who sold it to me thought it may be late 50s-early 60s. Nothing more.
      Here are a few links to pics. Hope they works. Thanks in advance for any info you might have on the tip of your tongue.Neil

      http://i46.tinypic.com/2im6ptk.jpg
      http://i49.tinypic.com/2euo1tv.jpg

    9. Room Service has some nice looking pieces – but they are hard and uncomfortable to sit in.

      Modernica has the Cloud Series – Very well built, comfortable, and very much along the lines of (much more expensive) Vladimir Kagan pieces:

      http://modernica.net/seating/cloud-series/

      Then for folks who liked the Rowe curved sofa that’s been discontinued – Try this one from Nantuckit Furniture:

      http://www.nantuckit.com/retreatup/ellen.html

    10. Oh my gosh these are incredible.

      Now I have a question–I once saw a sofa that was an s-curve shape with an upholstered rounded bar that made the back. The catch was that because of the way the back was placed, people could sit on both sides of the sofa depending on how you had it placed.

      I have never been able to find a good picture of it, at least not one that I could save, and I have never seen the sofa again. Can anyone help?

      But if I can’t find it, at least I can sleep at night knowing that the Menlo park sofa exists in this world.

    11. dcdweller says:

      I’ve been on the hunt for a MCM circular sofa. I fell in love with the Sienna line at Younger Furniture…am looking for a retailer. It is similar to the Eero, but I do prefer the cushion on the Sienna. There is an armless component which provides flexibility in configuration. http://www.youngerfurniture.com/products/sectionals-modular/Sienna-Collection

    12. lynnewallach says:

      what are teh dimensions?

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