In 2011, I did a ton of research and identified 28 places to buy an affordable midcentury modern style sofa. Now, I’m following up with mega-research on midcentury modern style sectionals — and so far I’ve we’ve found 25 29. Sectionals are very popular today, because we all spend a lot of time lounging around the TV. And good news if you want this style — there is precedent in midcentury America.

For this research exercise:

  • Key criteria: Upholstered backs — I do not want to see pillows that are separate. “Tailored” is important, as is overall scale and lines that do not make the sectionals look like they are on steroids.
  • Some of these are more “modern” or post-modern than “mid century modern”. I gave some latitude.
  • The list is re-ordered to roughly correspond to the order I like the sectionals. But I recognize: Different strokes for different folks.
  • Please note that many of manufacturers listed make more than one design. To maintain my sanity, I show only about two per manufacturer. If you are shopping, you must dive into their websites to see them all. With this list, at least, you have a starting place — I’ve linked the retailers’ Sectional Pages, rather than individual sectionals.

Room and Board: Room and Board delivered the best-looking sectional, in my opinion: The Reese. A curve in the middle — YES! Yes, this is the most authentic midcentury look, I think. My vintage sectional, purchased at an estate sale a few years ago: Curved, just like the Reese. And, the Reese comes in a variety of non-greige colors like Spice and Teal.

You can also order the Reese without the curve.

Link: Sofa sectionals from Room & Board.

Thrive Home Furnishings:  Info coming in – four good looking sectionals at Thrive, and Made in the USA. Link: Midcentury modern style sectionals at Thrive.


True Modern: True Modern’s Dane line seems to offer a good variety of modular pieces that you can put together to create a custom sectional. (Not just big sectionals like this). I am not sure if the cushion backs are affixed or not; but, they do have a nice tailored look, which is part of my criteria on this search. True Modern also gets near the top because they 22 colors — including some “real” colors.

Link: True Modern sectionals.


Stressless: These Stressless Paradise sectionals (above and below) are expensive — like, starting at $10,88 — but they are oh so 70s 80s retro, I luv them. They are made in Norway — authentic “Scandinavian Modern.”

They are leather. They have all kinds of comfortable features. And they come in great, classic colors like hunter green.

Stressless’ Kelsey sectional, above, also makes my list — for the funk factor and because I love this photo with the great big plum color block. Brillian! LUV!

Link: The Stressless brand is sold at a variety of retailers across the U.S. These photos of Stressless sectionals are from Dania.


Plummers: Over at Plummers, which seems to be a sister company to Dania, I also found the Francesca sectional, above. It has modern lines… “Euro” maybe even. Heck if I know where to draw the lines between midcentury modern and plain old today’s modern — so much of today’s modern is so derivative of midcentury modern…If anyone can illuminate on this issue, please do.

Link: Sectionals at Plummers.



Younger Furniture: Younger Furniture has lots of great looking mid century style sofas, sectionals and chairs. The sectional above seems to be new, part of their “Younger Solutions” line.

modern sectionalAbove: Younger Furniture also has introduced a new line, Avenue 62, which has this lovely in it.

I’m also a fan of the 1970s style Grace sectional (above.) I used this one to make a 1970s mood board. Luv the corduroy.

Okay and I’m breaking my “only two” from each manufacturer rule. You can even do big plush 1980s, with the the Maria (above). I bet you can buy ottomen, put them in the center — and turn this into a Love Pit even!

Link: Midcentury style sectionals and modulars by Younger Furniture.


Z Galleries
: Sticking with groovalistic postmodern — luv the love pit from Z Galleries. Available in three colors of leather.

Link: Love pit sectional from Z Galleries.


Rowe: Rowe had a few sectionals with well-scaled midcentury lines. Martin sectional — above.

Dorset sectional — above.

Link: Sectionals from Rowe.


Room and Board also has the Dean sectional, above.

Link: Sectionals from Room & Board.


Lee Industries: The only thing I found at Lee Industries, was a page showing various pieces of their 1972-Series sectional. Looks like you can make a big, curved 1970s or 80s style sectional, or even a love pit, with these.

Link: Sectionals from Lee Industries.


Monarch Sofas, formerly known as Sofa Craft, are made in the USA. They say they can turn any sofa design — like the Lorena, above, into a sectional.

I also like the Amanda, above — tufting with buttons on the upholstered back is good midcentury detail.

On their site, they also seem to indicate they can make a “wedge” — that is, make a curved sectional.

Link: Sectionals from Monarch Sofas.


Gus Modern: Gus Modern is for sure working this market segment. Above: Spencer sectional.

Above: Jane sectional. They also have the Atwood, which is noted as new, but it is too upright, I think.

Link: Midcentury style sectionals from Gus Modern.


West Elm: West Elm’s designs are not quite MCM, but I’ll show two that would be adaptable. Above: Lorimer.

And Tillary quite tickles my fancy. Those wedge backs are so Day Bed. But the overall look: Last days of disco? This shape — resurgent days ahead, for sure.

Link: Sectionals from West Elm.


EQ3: This company seems to be mostly in Canada, with some stores in the U.S. The small Reverie sectional, above — a sofa with a chaise, really — looks nice.

Link: EQ3 sectionals.


Ikea: I imagine that it would be hard to beat the prices at Ikea. In this mega-survey of sectionals, I am not being Consumer Reports and testing. Dollar for dollar, who provides the best value? I can’t say… Above: Ikea Karlstad in leather, around $1500.

Ikea Karlstad in cloth, $1200, above.

Link: Modular sofas from Ikea U.S.


CB2: Okay, CB2 looks very price competitive with Ikea. Their Uno gets in for fun factor — and orange upholstery — alone.

Link: Mod sectionals from CB2.


Lazar Industries: Lazar Industries gets a prize for da funky postmodern sectionals, like the Calcutta, above. There are also a few more “sedate” midcentury modern-esque versions to see — like the Rupert; but I could not get the image to load properly so that I could feature it here.

Link: Midcentury modern and postmodern sectionals from Lazar Industries.


Other companies that I looked at, but did not have sectionals that made my list included: (only cushion backs… or cushion backs to poufy… too boxy… whatever) at Design Within Reach; Mitchell Gold; Crate & Barrel; Macy’s; Pottery Barn; Ethan Allen; Urban Outfitters; Blu Dot; Vanguard. Reasons they did not make my cut included: Only cushion backs… or cushion backs too poufy… too boxy design overall… no sectionals in lineup… website was too difficult to navigate.

Readers, as always, I welcome any additional tips.

Do you know of additional companies that
make midcentury modern or postmodern retro style sectionals?

And of course: You can always cast your fate with the Retro Decorating Gods and shop for vintage: 136 photos of reader sofas and sectionals here.

  1. Jennifer Tam says:

    I have always loved your blog! We bought the Macy’s modern sofa 10 years ago and it’s still going strong. But our girls are getting bigger and it’s time for an upgrade to a sectional so we can all enjoy a good movie night without suffocating one another. 🙂 Maybe it’s time for an updated Modern Sectional round up for 2017? I just love those tailored back ones and cannot stand another minute looking at those with cushions and stuff.

    Thanks for reading and listening Pam and Kate.

  2. Deborah Caravona says:

    I heaved a huge sigh of relief when I found your site. Thank you for all the information. I have been searching relentlessly for a modular sectional sofa designed by Georgio Di Sant’Angelo in the 1060s. It was low slung, had 2 seat cushions on each seat and loose back cushions. It sat on separate hard wood bases that were about 5 inches high. The fabric on the one I saw, many years ago, was canvas and one cushion on the ottoman had a southwestern design painted on it. I’d sure love to find one…..even just the base. I’ve searched and searched and can’t even find a picture.
    Any help would be appreciated.

    1. pam kueber says:

      Hi Deborah, there were so many makers, it’s hard to say. I think you just need to keep looking. Set up Google Searches using a variety of possible search terms, then, wait it out…

  3. Sam says:


    The Bloom from Dania also comes in a sectional with a chaise that we just ordered! Can’t wait to have it delivered as I loved it in the store with its retro lines! 🙂

  4. Michelle says:

    We just got the Brady by Rowe delivered with the wedge and bumper and it is AMAZING! Originally we wanted the Reese from Room & Board but were underwhemed by choices of fabric since we wanted a large scale pattern. Rowe offers a much larger selection of patterns and the wedge was a must for us. The Brady is unbelievably comfortable, I especially like how the back is slightly pitched so I sit upright. We almost bought the Dorset since so many folks here had a good experience and are really glad we went with the Brady instead since we’d been coveting the Reese. It is perfect in our midcentury home, and even with fabric upgrades, was substantially cheaper than the Reese.

    1. Linda B says:

      Thank you so much for this post. I’ve been looking long and hard for something that will fit in my room. This may just be my answer.

  5. Jessica wright says:

    Hello. I have stumbled across a orange sectional couch from a company called Landmark. I’m having a really hard time finding anything about it or it’s worth. Do u have any ideas? Thank you in advance!

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