Object of Desire: Mid-Century Sofa

Saturday, January 20, 2007

I had a few minutes to kill yesterday, so I stopped into Housing Works to poke around. I’d given up on getting a new sofa for my apartment any time soon and had resolved myself to live with Klippan for a while, but sitting there was a couch that I immediately loved.

It has a wood frame with rattan panels and grey fabric covered cushions. I would guess that it’s probably from the 40s or 50s. The price is a whopping $475 dollars, which seems a lot for a sofa that needs reupholstering and probably also requires some additional work on the cushion’s interiors. However, it’s a lot cheaper than a new couch would be (even at Ikea). It would also look great with the furniture I already own and has more character than a mass-produced, contemporary sofa. I plan to stalk it for a few more days and try to find out if there’s any hope of it going on sale. Fingers crossed.



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