Corner Sofas Combine Style and Practicality to Make a Better Use of Space...

Sep, 2013 by Alma Abell

Although they are not new, having been around since the 1940’s in the USA at least, corner sofas seem to be enjoying a new wave of popularity here in the UK. The corner sofa concept became very popular during the 1950s when the Contemporary Furniture Movement began to shift emphasis from purely aesthetic considerations onto those of functionality, practicality and simplicity of style. There followed a period when more traditional designs enjoyed somewhat of a renaissance which saw those designs which were popular during the previous century, such as Chesterfield sofas and the chaise longue, become popular again. The efforts of the Contemporary Movement to keep furniture functional as well as looking good were typified by such designs as Robin Day’s famous sofa which he produced for Terence Conran’s then fledgling Habitat store. Simple,...

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