Italian Design Shopping: Sofas, Armchairs, Chaise Longues |

Italian Sofas and Armchairs

When you come home after a long, hard day you know that all you want to do is kick off your shoes, sit down and relax. And what could be more relaxing than throwing yourself onto a stunning Italian sofa or curling up in a chair with a design so fabulous you want to open a bottle of Chianti and celebrate all things Italian! There’s little doubt that Italian sofas and armchairs are in a league of their own – almost worth getting tired for.

Think of Italian sofas and you’ll probably conjure up an image of something cool, modern and made of leather, right? The name that first springs to mind when talking about Italian leather sofas is Pasquale Natuzzi, the southern Italian founder of the largest Italian furniture company in the world – Natuzzi. He revolutionized the American market in the early 1980s with his affordable leather sofa which went on sale in Macy’s for under a thousand dollars. This had a huge impact, as previously Italian leather sofas could only be afforded by the super wealthy and celebrities. Natuzzi gave midde America a chance to own an Italian classic and in doing so paved the way for spectacular success and the growth of a world famous brand.

The Italian sofa and armchair industry has evolved greatly since then, and now there is a vast array of designs available from classic leather to modern Italian modular sofas. These clever and stylish seats are the perfect solution, no matter what the size or shape of your living space. Just keep adding bits (or removing bits) as your  home expands or contracts.

Don’t think that Italians only produce leather armchairs and sofas, for that would be to underestimate the ingenuity and imagination of the Mediterranean masters of design. Materials include funky plastic and designer fabrics and often several different materials are combined to create a sinfonia of texture.

Modern sofas and armchairs can also be like works of art. Take the scrumptious ‘fat’ sofa and armchair from B&B Italia’s Patrizia Urquiola, its soft sinuous curves just waiting to embrace you when you sit. Who couldn’t love that? Or the brightly colored recatangular brilliance of DesignItalia’s sofa beds with features so amazing you won’t want to keep them just for guests.

If you would like to stretch out or curl up on something uniquely Italian then take a look at our special selection of Italian sofas and armchairs, chosen from the best and most beautiful designs available online. Enjoy!


Related news stories:

Luxurious Armchairs and Sofas: Poltrona Frau Turns 100

You might also like

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.