Strong and simple, shapely and spare, sophisticated and sultry€”these sofas are more than mere seating.


Shape Shifter

Calligaris’s new modular sofa, Kora (price on request), includes a side platform open to interpretation: end table, display space or perhaps even a stage of sorts . . . your move. calligaris.commelrose-sofa-2-kelly-wearstler

Melrose Place

The barrel-back Melrose sofa ($11,130) by Kelly Wearstler (who’s also a judge for our 2016 Designers of the Year awards) is nubby in its nish, with subtle curves and a soft hue, yet makes a strong footprint and bold statement that’s both feminine and masculine. kellywearstler.comlogan-sofa-muse-and-merchant

Mod Squad

The Logan sofa ($1,998) from Muse and Merchant has the vintage edge of walnut wood and mid-century design paired with some very now tailoring in soft grey. museandmerchant.complura-rolfbenz

Das Ist Gut

New to Western Canada, the German design house of Rolf Benz melds form and multi- function in the Plura sofa ($27,000)—adjust according to mood. rolf-benz.comohm-sofa-modeo

Zen Spot

Button-tufted textured leather and reclaimed wood join forces in the embrace-like curve of the classic yet contemporary Ohm sofa by Modeo ($3,999). modeofurnishings.comaida-cierre-imbottiti

On the Move

Handmade of Italian leather yet with moveable armrests, the Aida sofa ($6,400) by Cierre Imbottiti lets you sit regally or lounge like, well, the operatic princess Aida.

Designer’s Pick


Cool and Comfy

“Hands down, we love the new Beam sofa designed by Patricia Urquiola for Cassina. It was one of our favourite pieces that we saw in Milan this year at the Salone del Mobile. We’re seeing a really strong direction in furniture that looks casual and comfortable, but still feels sophisticated because it has impeccable detailing and construction.”—Chad Falkenberg and Kelly Reynolds are Falken Reynolds Interiors, the Vancouver-based design team just named the winner of Western Living’s 2016 Robert Ledingham memorial award for Emerging Interior Designers.