10 statement sofa designs

We at Trendomat-Team have a single main goal, namely to inspire you with our ideas and tips over and over again. For this reason we have selected 10 sofa models for you today, each with a piece of hidden history in its visual characteristics. If you are a budding designer or are simply interested in the variety of sofas, you are sure to find out something new from our post. “Good design is forever,” they say, and that is exactly what we are showing with our photos today.

The Chesterfield sofa

Living room furniture Chesterfield leather sofa in black sofa design

Living room interior with Chesterfield leather sofa in black


This model dates from the 18th century and has an interesting history. In England, the Fourth Earl of Chesterfield originally commissioned this design. He wanted a piece of furniture that was comfortable to sit on without wrinkling his suit. “The Chesterfield” is a symbol of noble sophistication and has by no means lost its complicated charm. This style is characterized by the use of leather. Typical for this sofa model are curved armrests, backrests at their height, quilted effect and no back upholstery.

The C.abriole sofa

Luxury convertible sofa with decorative pillows in white and purple sofa design

Luxurious convertible sofa with decorative cushions in white and purple

It is said that nothing symbolizes the 18th century better than the cabriole leg. The upper part bends outward, while the lower part curves inward in an S-shape. This type of furniture leg is associated with the era of Louis XV.

The convertible sofa is characterized by the visible wooden frame (mostly carved) and deep side armrests. Another characteristic is presented by the soft lines and the lack of upholstered cushions.

The Camelback sofa

Camelback sofa in white timeless elegance for the living room sofa design

Camelback sofa in white brings timeless elegance into the living room

This design is attributed to the London carpenter and later furniture designer Thomas Chippendale. In the 18th century, English interior decor was heavily influenced by him. The Camelback sofa has a curved backrest that rises pronounced in the middle and along the edges.

Other typical features include rolled or square armrests, upholstered sofa legs, and lack of sofa cushions.

The Lawson sofa

Designer Lawson sofa in a sophisticated ambience sofa design

Designer Lawson sofa in a sophisticated ambience

Our fourth sofa design was invented by Mr. Thomas W. Lawson, American businessman and writer, with a desire for more seating comfort. The very first Lawson sofa in history had thickly padded back cushions on the back.

Today you can recognize a Lawson sofa by its three back cushions and the low (slightly rolled or square) armrests. There are currently many variants of this model on the market, e.g. with textile and leather covers and made of other materials such as metal or wood.

The tuxedo sofa

Colorful tuxedo sofa in yellow sofa design

Colorful tuxedo sofa in yellow

This design was named after Tuxedo Park in New York. It’s as the first approach modernism viewed in the 1920s. The Tuxedo sofa is characterized by the same position of the arm and backrest (somewhat higher than the other listed designs) and by its elegance.

The original variations of this sofa had quilted fabric and exposed sofa legs. The cushions are optional, but add to the feeling of well-being, especially on the sofa with high armrests.

The English Rolled Arm sofa

Classic English rolled arm sofa, here in a beige sofa design

Classic English rolled arm sofa, here in beige

This comfortable sofa design has been around since the turn of the century and is reminiscent of the English country house style. The hard backrest, the large, cozy cushions, the sunken arms and turned legs with castors are the typical features of the Tuxedo sofa.

The Knole sofa

The Knole sofa in orange sofa design

The Knole sofa in orange

Sofas have only existed since the 17th century, and benches were used earlier. The Knole sofa was discovered in the early 17th century when an upholstered bench was ordered for the historic Knole House in England. This classic design can be recognized by its high, straight backrest and the angled, adjustable arms (back then as protection against drafts).

Crowns wrapped in cords originally connected the backrest to the arms. Although these sofas are no longer as popular, they still add a classic touch to some modern homes.

The Bridgewater sofa

The sectional sofa for larger rooms - sofa design

Elegant sofa set for larger rooms

This elegant, casual and comfortable sofa is perfect for late night chats or movie nights with friends. It has a slightly rolled backrest, deep arms, heavily padded cushions and creates an inviting atmosphere in the room. This style is called “birch arm” or the English three-seater sofa. Its origin is proven by a material that hides the sofa feet.

The mid-century modern sofa

The mid century modern sofa in a modern living room sofa design

The mid century modern sofa in the contemporary living room

This style dates from the mid-30s to 65s of the last century. These sofas have a sleek shape and deep, often square legs. The mid-century modern sofas (abbreviated to MCM sofas) are subject to only a few rules and therefore there are various variants of this model. They can be recognized by their retro look, organic shapes and pronounced geometry. But one thing is certain: if properly integrated into the interior, these sofas are able to surprise and inspire us again and again.

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