When I heard that the successful House Beautiful magazine were designing and launching a range of modern, contemporary sofas to be available exclusively at DFS I thought it was worth taking a look. Sofas are at the heart of living rooms (if you discount the television!) and need to look good, be comfortable, hardwearing and practical for our families. They need to stand the test of time on the design front too. It is most likely we will change our decor and not invest in new sofas everytime we decorate so they also need a certain level of style versatility. I wondered if House Beautiful magazine had managed this.
Inspiration for the 3 sofas in the range is taken from iconic European architecture and I thought this interesting enough to take a proper look.
The first is the Casa Mila with Barcelona and more specifically, Gaudi architecture having inspired the design. It has a modern country feel with curvaceous corners and extremely sumptuous cushions, of which I’m a firm believer, you can never have too many.
The next, Villa Savoye (my favourite actually) is perfect for families as long as you choose a different colour to the one I’m showing here. With 8 to choose from there will be something a little more practical for those of us with younger children. Taking its inspiration from the famous building Le Corbusier it has a much more angular and contemporary feel than the previous sofa.
And finally, the Bauhaus and its clean lines and strong angles is inspired by the building of the same name in Dessau, Germany. Thankfully the sofa is more eye catching to look at and great value at just £998.
I hope you’ve been as interested in the design inspiration process for these sofas as I have. Do you have a favourite?
Disclosure: Unfortunately I was not sent a sofa to review in this case but was inspired by the architecture and subsequent sofa design and so wanted to share this with you!