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‘Sofology’ has become a real buzzword in the 21st century, and it isn’t hard to see why. The sofa is the centrepiece of any living room design, representing family time, relaxation and comfort. This is where the eye is immediately drawn in any living area, so it’s important to choose a sofa which does your interior design justice. Instead of choosing a mass-produced piece from the high street, take inspiration from the last century and discover sofas which are truly one of a kind. The mid-century design mantra of bringing form and function together works perfectly in any living room, offering stunning designs which are built to last. But don’t just take our word for it – see for yourself by exploring the range of mid-century sofas available here at Vinterior.
Why choose mid-century sofas?Mid-century design has stood the test of time thanks to its universal appeal and high quality manufacture. Unlike the more ornate and opulent designs of centuries past, the mid-century school of design follows the idea that function should be at the forefront of any home addition. This leads to deceptively simple and irresistibly chic designs which can withstand the toil of daily use without losing their spark. Rich colour palettes, slim legs and clean silhouettes are all indicative of this movement, especially when it comes to sofas.
Danish design is a huge influence on mid-century style, and the Danish concept of “hygge” applies particularly to sofas. Hygge occurs when you acknowledge a special feeling or moment, and a sofa acting as the heart of your family home falls well within that description. More than any chair, the sofa is a communal piece of furniture – one to be shared. From a design standpoint, a well-placed sofa can also be a real focal point of a room, and a statement piece which offsets the rest of the space’s design.
Introducing a mid-century sofa into your homeThere are many designs to choose from when bringing mid-century sofas into your living room, snug or conservatory. The 1950s saw a siginficant departure from the trends of the pre-war era where Art Deco glamour had dominated and detailing was perceived to be important. Instead, form and shape became angular and austere in the 50s, perhaps a reflection of the mood of the time and now a style much vaunted in urban chic interiors. With the 1960s came an explosion of colour, fun and innovation, creating beautiful pieces from the likes of G Plan and Ercol. Yet the simplicity of shape and form remained during the Swinging 60.
If you are looking to bring some mid-century quality into your home, try a square, smooth look for a contemporary space or a buttoned Chesterfield for a period room – always timeless and elegant. Alternatively, small cocktail sofas can look stunning in a large hall or bedroom.