8 Stylish Modular Sofas for the Ultimate Flexibility in Your Living Room
Can't decide on exactly what you need for your living room? Whether you'll like to have two or three-seater unit, an L-shape sectional and an ottoman or two, modular sofas offer the ultimate flexibility—their separable units can be moved around and reconfigured as need, whenever required.
Here, we share some of the most stylish options available.
1/8 B&B Italia Camaleonda sofa by Mario Bellini, from Space Furniture
First designed in 1970 by Mario Bellini, this dynamic piece was inspired by the transformative nature of the chameleon; the seats, backrests and armrests of the sofa can be rearranged in various combinations with its unique system of cables, hooks and rings. Reissued in 2020, the couch’s distinctive quilted capitonné buttons have been retained to celebrate its inimitable look.
This new edition features spherical feet made of beechwood certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), while the removable covers are made from recycled PET, the material used to manufacture plastic water bottles. The polyurethane padding has been improved to feature various levels of firmness for the utmost comfort.
Available from Space Furniture
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2/8 Arpège sofa from Liaigre
French brand Liaigre’s first modular sofa combines comfort with its timeless design, and is produced entirely in France by the best craftsmen. Featuring up to 14 modules connected using a system of wooden foot links, the Arpège sofa comprises a leather base and seats with a generous depth. It can be upholstered in wool or leather in four shades, which range from cream to Prussian blue. Its straight back is matched with feather and duvet cushions for optimum comfort.
Available at Liaigre
3/8 Ditre Italia Papilo sofa, from Sphere Living
The Papilo sofa combines comfort and style, featuring mobile cushions and backrests that can be endlessly rearranged in playful, asymmetrical compositions. The sofa rests on dark wood feet in geometric shapes that make the sofa appear as if it's floating just above the ground.
Available at Sphere Living
4/8 Edra On the Rocks by Francesco Binfaré, from Space Furniture
Designed as a soft sculpture that can be mixed and matched as needed, the Edra On the Rocks sofa by Francesco Binfaré features wide, generously-sized seating in various shapes and two removable backrests that you can rearranged however you like. The seats are made using Edra's patented Gellyfoam material, giving you optimum softness and support.
This sofa has also been spotted in the home of Exo’s Kai—the K-pop star has the version in dark grey that takes pride of place in his living room.
Available from Space Furniture
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5/8 Mah Jong sofa by Hans Hopfer, from Roche Bobois
Designed by Hans Hopfer, the iconic Mah Jong sofa from Roche Bobois is the epitome of fun. The sofa set is incredibly versatile; its units can simultaneously function as both a sofa seat or an oversized ottoman. Take personalising your sofa a step further by choosing to upholster it in a range of colourful patterned fabrics—from Missoni Home, Jean Paul Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel to Roche Bobois in-house textile options.
Roche Bobois also offers a Mah Jong outdoor sofa edition, so you can elevate outdoor areas with the same colourful modular sofa.
Available from Roche Bobois
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6/8 Gubi Wonder Sofa by Space Copenhagen, from Danish Design Co
The Wonder Sofa, designed by Space Copenhagan for Gubi, has been given a modern makeover from its seventies-inspired design. The result of the refresh is a contemporary and sophisticated modular sofa; an elegant twist from its prior informal and playful nature.
Plush cushions are folded over the clean, square lines of the backrest, creating a soft and relaxed look. The backrest is also designed to offer ergonomic support, perfect for lounging over long periods. With endless bespoke configuration options available, you can customise the sofa to suit your space.
Available from Danish Design Co
7/8 Fritz Hansen Alphabet sofa series by Piero Lissoni, from W. Atelier
Inspired by Lego toy bricks, Piero Lissoni has designed the Alphabet sofa series for Danish furniture giant Fritz Hansen. The modular sofa system allows for endless configurations; choose between seat modules of several sizes, and opt to customise your seating arrrangement with backrests, armrests, and loose cushions.
The various modules can be attached to each other through hidden connectors. The fully upholstered seat, back and armrest can each be customised with a plethora of fabrics and colours. Whichever configuration and upholstery you opt for, the sofa can still be the eye-catching focal point of the room.
Available from W.Atelier
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8/8 Bentley Home Stowe, from Marquis QSquare
Classy and sophisticated, the Stowe sofa by Bentley Home encompasses the luxurious characteristics of the iconic Bentley cars. Sleek geometric lines and shapes create a polished and streamlined appearance. The sofa’s unique open compartments provide extra storage and versatility, making the flexible piece a living room staple. Available in a soft ecru shade, the sofa radiates timeless elegance.
Available from Marquis Qsquare