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What Does Your Sofa Sitting Position Reveal About You
Posted on Saturday June 30, 2018

Of course you have heard about IQ tests, memory tests, vocabulary tests, Rorschach inkblot test and the like. Well, here's another personality test that is pure fun, but also has its roots in body language. Let’s say there's a lot more to sitting on a sofa than meets the eye. Body posture and how we really carry ourselves says everything about us. So read and find out what your favourite sitting position on a sofa is and what it reveals about your personality. 

Below are 8 statements. Select only one from the eight which best suits your behaviour or sitting position. 

1. You sit in a drooping position with your head positioned lower than your sofa's headrest.
2. You keep your feet up in a lotus position on the sofa.
3. You cross your legs and sit on the sofa.
4. You occupy the entire sofa by stretching your legs.
5. You turn upside down and sit.
6. You keep your legs up and hug yourself and sit.
7. You keep one leg down and the other on the sofa.
8. As a couple, you have your feet on the partner's lap.

Tastes and liking differs from person to person. If your sitting position is not mentioned here, it is fine. There are many such positions that are more usual or unusual than these. You may have more than one behaviour of the above and that is absolutely fine, but to take this test you have to choose only one option which suggests your most usual behaviour. 

After choosing one statement from the above (selecting one that suits your personality), match the selected number from the above statement to the below-numbered personalities. For example, if your answer is 'yes' to the statement No. 2 which you think is your usual sitting position then your personality is that of No. 2 - 'The Mindful Yogi'. 


1. The Blatant Leaner

Sofa position: legs spread, sitting at the edge of the sofa, head and neck resting on the inside of the sofa

What it means: This position indicates that you are bored. It could also probably reflect being as content as a baby and dealing with life’s stresses with ease.


2. The Mindful Yogi

Sofa position: sitting Buddha-like lotus position on the sofa

What it means: It indicates that you feel open, agile, and carefree. The flexibility it takes to sit this way indicates that you’re emotionally flexible, as well.


3. The Proper Poser

Sofa position: somebody sitting all the way the back - ramrod straight with his/her legs crossed  

What it means: If you're sitting straight, comfortable then it indicates that you’re confident. It also means you’re a strong and reliable person, and everyone turns to you when they need help or comfort.
If you often cross, then bounce or shake your legs, it means you’re an organized and timely person. 
Just sitting straight and keeping your legs crossed can either mean you're insecure or very bold.


4. The Whole Hogger

Sofa position: somebody who comfortably settles on the sofa, just his/her elbows supporting him/her into a half-sitting position

What it means: Taking up this much space is a dominant way to sit on a sofa, but this doesn’t necessarily mean you are dominant in general. As you’re the most likely to have an active social life and the second most likely to have lots of friends, this is probably showing more of a quietly confident and contented sitter.


5.  The Jolly Oddball

Sofa position: somebody maybe bent over with face tucking into the sofa

What it means: It is the total opposite of how most people would sit on their sofa. This shows that you are a rule breaker, unusual, or like to be different in your own way.


6. The Blissful Hugger

Sofa position: sitting with arm around the knees and feet up on the sofa

What it means: Hugging yourself and sitting means that you are defensive or protecting yourself. You will take some time to get to know a person and will not accept someone with the first meet. It could also mean you are trying to relax. 


7. The Graceful Stork

Sofa position: sitting with one leg down and one leg crossed on the sofa

What it means: This indicates that he/she feels very comfortable with you and is interested in what you have to say or getting to know you better. Usually, women are more likely to sit like this than men. It also says that you are comfortable in your comfort zone and do not like taking risks. 


8. The Cuddlesome Two

Sofa position: either of the two has their feet on the other person's lap. 

What it means: A popular sitting style among the couples when it comes to watching a TV show. It is a sociable, warm and happy relationship, with a shared humour. Besides, it can also be interpreted that the lady wants a foot massage from her guy.



We hope you had fun with this personality trivia and what it reveals about you. Do share your thoughts in the comments. 



'Voices in Design' at Simply Sofas
Posted on Thursday June 07, 2018

When great minds come together extraordinary things happen. Simply Sofas along with IIID BRC organised 'Voices in Design', an event to bring the most highly regarded architects and designers on one platform at the Simply Sofas Mission Road Showroom, Bangalore. An intense discussion between renowned architects Krishnarao Jaisim, Sandeep Khosla, Sanjay Mohe, and author Apurva Bose Dutta marked the evening of May 25th, 2018. Featured in her book 'Architectural Voices of India', these icons spoke of their unique journeys in architecture, their deep passion for creating, and the challenges facing Indian architecture today. IIID award-winner Shruti Jaipuria of Maia Design presented her unique approach to interior design through a selection of acclaimed projects - Toast & Tonic, The Black Rabbit, Smoor, and The Flying Squirrel.

An intense discussion with (Left to right) author Apurva Bose Dutta, Ar. Sanjay Mohe, Ar. Sandeep Khosla, and Ar. Krishnarao Jaisim


Launch of the book 'Architectural Voices of India' by author Apurva Bose Dutta


A presentation by IIID award-winner Shruti Jaipuria of Maia Design

A memorable evening at Simply Sofas. Thanks to IIID BRC. 

The highlight was the introduction of cutting-edge Italian designer furniture brand, Molteni&C, with a special feature - 'Architects and Their Furniture', which presented the work of master architects Gio Ponti, Foster+Partners, Jean Nouvel, Vincent van Duysen, Patricia Urquoila and Michele de Lucchi - designers of furniture for Molteni&C. The brand is specialised in high-end home furniture and premium luxury projects (such as hotel, ships, theatres, and public buildings). The collection of Molteni&C bedroom, living, and dining furniture is now exclusively available at Simply Sofas in Bangalore and Chennai.

Molteni & C. The defining name in premium luxury furniture.

All in all, a memorable evening with wine, cheese, and voices in design.



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14 Great Things We Saw At Milan Design Week 2018
Posted on Friday May 25, 2018

Salone del Mobile/Milan Design Week 2018 is filled with exhibits, astounding installations, extraordinary product launches, new designs, and the latest in furniture. There is so much more to see and experience, but when you see people crowding at an installation, more people wonder what's happening and more curious people join the crowd. There are some designs and installations we felt were best of the lot, so here are our shortlisted picks from the fair.



Materials Village, an installation dedicated to materials, new technologies, and sustainability will host more than 20 companies. Two great installations dedicated to the theme of sustainability and materials were presented in the Art Garden. A spectacular tower by Studio Marco Piva shows materials at the base of an architectural project, whereas another installation of excellence on the theme of circular economy is curated by the famous designer Yona Friedman for CONAI and Consorzi di Filiera for packaging recycle. Among many new entries, a name of excellence stands out such as PUMA with the MIT Design Lab of Boston, showcased together an ongoing research in the field of bio-design. The project was on a high-performance fabric that reacts according to the percentage of air pollution. The exhibition focused on how the next generation of wearables can adapt in real time using living organisms to enhance performance and personal expressions. The four experiments include breathing shoe, deep learning insole, carbon eaters, and adaptive packaging.



Nendo: "forms of movement" is the sensorial exhibition, proposed by the award-winning and very anticipated Japanese studio Nendo. This year 10 concepts were presented based on the idea of movement, originating from an object’s function, material or production process. Some of the noteworthy mentions include woven table, bouncy layers, paper torch, zippppper project, blooming shades, four-layer vase, seven sliding cases, press tiles, variations of time, sketch capsule figures.



The up-cycling and recycling of plastics are important for the future of the planet. Ecobirdy is a new brand that creates ecological design furniture. The first collection of children’s furniture is produced exclusively from recycled plastic waste from Europe. A “terrazzo” look created with small coloured pieces of recycled plastic toys gives an original touch to the collection and makes each product a unique piece. This idea is to contribute to a more sustainable future as against the biggest man-made danger to the oceans there is. An effort in innovation for a beautiful planet.



Dassault Systèmes teams up with leading designer Kengo Kuma to tackle air pollution. Kengo Kuma presents a giant spiralling air-purifying sculpture with the ability to absorb the emissions of 90,000 cars per year. The sculpture – titled ‘breath/ng’ – comprises 120 hand-folded panels and is a towering 6 meters tall. It is a challenge to create a solution-based design that maximizes the use of existing pollution and neutralizing solutions.



Under Super Cover, a special installation by Studio Modulo indicates how form is essential. A delicate and embracing cloud invades the space with soft tones, lights and metallic sounds and guides the visitor through ancestral feelings, on a journey made of natural elements and sensory suggestions.



A garden pavilion, “Living Nature. La Natura dell’Abitare”, by Carlo Ratti Associati explores the relationship between nature and living. It is designed to explore whether or not space, urban or domestic, can become more human-friendly through the sustainable use of natural resources. Visitors who enter will experience four different seasons of the year - Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn.



The bath exhibition at iSaloni 2018 focused on innovation and sustainability. Cutting edge products for modern bathrooms reflected today’s strong demand for efficiency and energy savings, with the accent on water efficiency, indoor pollution prevention and personal health. Wellness and technology came together in ergonomics, colours and accessories, designed to stimulate emotions. Highlights included ceiling lights with inbuilt showers, cubicles that solved space problems, closets with enhanced hygiene features, and more. Some of the interesting things include Cleanet Riva shower toilet - a new technology with the sensor based washer. A design by Laufen. Dornbracht’s “Aquamoon,” created in collaboration with designer Michael Neumayr, was recently voted as one of the most extraordinary new products of the Salone del Mobile 2018. It consists of four different shower rays, which in combination with the different light scenarios make showering an experience for all the senses.


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For the first time, Grand Seiko makes its presence at Milan Design Week 2018 with 'THE FLOW OF TIME' art installation. It shows the worldview of Spring Drive, which has reached a new dimension that makes you feel the transience of time, approaching the essence of time. Twelve acrylic objects in different shapes are shown in the space, and parts of the Spring Drive watch movement are sealed inside of them. Looking into the objects, small twinkling parts and framed scenery are merged together, so you can feel the watch movement is approaching the essence of time. And small lights in the transparent objects imply the existence of small electricity generated by the parts themselves in silence. It is an art installation in which one can feel Grand Seiko’s thought just by looking into it. Designed by Takt Project.



Urban Hugs by Architect Stefano Boeri, a prototype public space designed to promote the gesture of hugging and conversation. To detach networks of social interactions for a few seconds and embrace each other. To abandon the metropolitan solitude for a few seconds and embrace someone: a friend, a stranger, a love, a lover, a son, a grandmother, the florist, the bartender, the head office, the Cast Iron. It is accompanied by the melodies of the cello by Piero Salvatori, in a liberating embrace. A micro-architecture made entirely of wood, which defines the physical limit where one can stop and isolate from the rhythms of everyday life. The prototype of a "minimal" place that is both open and permeable to view, but personal and intimate in fruition. A space for two.



Flavio Lucchini resident artist and author of all the artworks in the Superstudio’s garden. For Parade 2018, he stages “White Totem – Fashion Art Design” which showcases impressive white totems destinated to squares and urban spaces. With a background as an architect and art-director of important fashion magazines, Lucchini reflects on women dress as a metaphor of contemporary society. The Totems recount a dress that has become a pagan idol and at the same time make fashion eternal.



Kawai, in collaboration with the light artist Takahiro Matsuo, exhibits the poetic installation “Crystal Rain” where a piano with a transparent end floats upon undulating waves of water. As the instrument is played, each note sparkles as droplets of light, raining down into the space surrounding the piano, enhancing the crystal transparency and luxurious glow of this piece. This dreamlike piano is created to celebrate the company’s ninety years.



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Melogranoblu presents "Oneiros",an installation in which the visitor comes in contact with a creature with shimmering shapes, sleeping in an empty space, alive and mysterious, ancient and incomprehensible. Glass is its flesh, light is its breath, colour is its movement. It seems to be in front of the original shapes of the creation and to watch the very own flux of the matter, its eternal mutation, following the line of our gaze and the suggestion of our thought, released from the dream.



Caimi Brevetti's exhibition space is designed to create strong feelings in the visitor. This is obtained through an unusual way of presenting sound-absorbing acoustic products created with Snowsound and Snowsound Fibre Textile technologies. It reduces the annoying acoustic reverberation improving quality both of life and of work. As protagonists, this project allows one to experiment and at the same time activate the sight, touch, and hearing senses through a real experience that the visitor can do by going through a sound tunnel.



The Cotodama Lyric Speaker is the next generation speaker. It shows song lyrics beautifully through your phone. its design concept is "decorate your life with lyrics". The speaker visualises lyrics as an art piece in your living room. The brother model speaker consists of two boards leaned against the wall like a vinyl record jackets. front side is a screen which displays the lyrics, and the other one located behind contains two audio speakers.



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The Best Young Designs We Saw At Salone Satellite 2018
Posted on Thursday May 17, 2018

If you are wondering where can young designers get visibility, then it is the Milan Design Week for sure. Every year, at the Milan fair, there is an event dedicated to the young designers – Salone Satellite. These young designers from all around the world come together to showcase their creativity, ideas, and be visible in the furniture market. The Salone Satellite Award is a further opportunity to facilitate contact between young designers and businesses. This year’s focus was Africa and Latin America, with designers from all over the world exploiting crossover forms - bridging design, technology and tradition.



Natalia Wieteska's Brinkk sideboard under the brand Envee is a storage solution inspired by the sculptural forms of contemporary architecture. The seemingly gravity-defying, monolithic, block of timber with its incision is an exercise in precision and perspective. The full collection consists of a range of sideboards and bookshelves which use this approach as inspiration. This product won the Red Dot Award for the Design Concept.



Cecilia Xinyu Zhang is another young designer whose works - The Fifth D Clock and Equant Suspension are worth mentioning. Her work explores the idea of introducing spatial consciousness into objects in altering viewer's perception on object and space. The Fifth D Clock is an attempt to interpret the concept of Fifth Dimensional Space. And, Equant Suspension lamp with an adjustable circular reflector provides indirect, diffused, and reflected illumination. This means single point light sources can create diffused lighting. Cove lighting is in the past as sleek decorative lights work in tandem across a spaces of all sizes.



Designer Gavaz De Biasi and his team pick drift wood from riverbanks and lakes. They cure them and build furniture that’s truly special. Tables, sideboards and pieces of art. The concept is committed to the daily and creative use of what environment provides us with.



An elegant and playful floor lamp wants to light your readings with its big bright eyes. Its prominent tail moves together with the eyes when you adjust them closer or further. Dorking floor lamp by Sergi Ventura. Young design from Salone Satellite. His designs start with the desire to tell a story willing to decorate spaces that want to be unique.



Imagine one solitary light, surrounded by a hanging sequence of cones and parabolic hoods, white on the inside and black on the outside. The light flows through the cones, bouncing off the white, adding to the interplay of the installation. The star of Salone Satellite, the Milan Furniture Fair for young designers, and creator of this wonderfully orchestrated ‘mobile’ is Hiroto Yoshizoe. He focuses on interpreting the ideas of change, time, and movement in space to create designs from both modern and analogue approaches.



Even furniture can be used to make statements. Evocative young design at Salone Satellite is the Whittle Away shelf by Stoft.



Colours infused into wood with a polymer resin. By allying wood and resin, the studio Atelier Insolite gives birth to unique, original, and eco-friendly pieces.



The idea is to create emotional connections between furniture and people. A groovy modular system made of five velvet-covered foam shapes. Colourful design by Ilco.



Zsuzsanna Horvath's work is based on turning sheet materials into sculptural three-dimensional objects. Her kinetic spatial creations formed by gravity come to life with the help of light and air movement as ripples go through the thin cuts.



The Verdable table, by Anna Szczurek and Sophie Berianidze of Beriana studio complies with this modern need to optimise space. The table’s mirrored top reflects any flowers that are placed in the vase-pedestal, amplifying their presence.



Felicia Arvid's textile room. She's a Danish designer who juggles between fashion, design, and architecture. Using her knowledge from the fashion world she works with textiles and fabrics to create a new design. She used wool for the sofa, where you can insert a side table or a lamp wherever you like. With wool, she also created acoustic panels and room dividers which can be customised with different colours and arrangements. Wool has sound absorbing quality. Her sofa-bed system embraces the individual and the diverse ways of living by adaptability.



Rust Harvest. One of the most original ideas at Salone Satellite is this unusual technique by Studio Yuma Kano. The rust of a metal sheet is transferred into the acrylic. Organic warmth in a man made material. This design aims to inspire a fun, creative world where everyone is able to find new possibilities by exploring unnoticed aspects of the everyday.



Rehome is a project all about rapid production of inexpensive furniture in high volume to meet the criteria of the primary needs in temporary housing. Plywood and corrugated cardboard as furniture materials allow rapid production, building, and recycling and brings furniture to life. Beds, tables, and more, the ultimate bid to make sustainability count.



Market is a design collective specialised in branding of commercial spaces, but actually provides a wider range of disciplines - the collaboration with associated creative professionals strengthens their design approach as well as the formation of exemplary and well-tailored products and brands.



PileUP Life is a lifestyle brand founded in Taiwan. In order to design a modular chair system, we have deconstructed a chair into 9 parts, from seat to legs. By standardising all components, users can mix and match different parts to create thousands of styles, as they were playing with legos.



Indian Designs at Satellite

We are thrilled to see the Indian presence grow year by year.

Studio Wood, a young Delhi-based firm, designs bespoke furniture and spaces with diverse materials and adds quirkiness to create unusual products and spaces.



Chandigarh based Studio Ardete blend art, design, and functionality together - to celebrate the joy of life - made evident in their furniture, inspired by the flower.




SaloneSatellite Award Winners

Stefano Carta Vasconcellos won the first place for his Light Kitchen design. This kitchen counter can be assembled with seven elements and with no screws.



Tink Things designed by Benussi&theFish won the second place. The clever design caters to the children's playful and sensory needs, helping them grow happily and with awareness.



Himuroyuri’s Soft Block design won third. A new home decoration object that through its softness and bending capacity and a tease to twist encourages interaction and distraction for anyone at any age.



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Naturdeco. The room of the living world. MDW 2018 Report: Day 6
Posted on Sunday April 22, 2018

Flora and fauna come indoors with soft decoration, some more permanent. The world’s most industry-defining furniture makers introduce their new products at Milan during Design Week as a critical focal point in their calendars, marking the beginning of global trade for the new collections.



While core products demand innovation and newness, creating perfect ambiences for them to be seen in is most difficult, since architects, designers and buyers from all continents, and hence various influences, are present. Nature has always been inspirational to human creativity, right from the time when the sun was first worshipped for bringing life giving warmth and light. And so it is at Milan Design Week 2018. Inspiration from Nature mitigates risk while triggering the instinctive comfort that we humans possess within.



Here are key observations on Naturdeco, a new stylistic language in interiors:
Tall plants, shrubs and small trees in pots with unusual, fancy planters.
Elements from the insect world, not just butterflies and dragonflies, but beetles, ants, exotic birds and mammals, are evident in tabletop and shelving props, panels, partitions, bookends, wall prints, frames images, and wallpaper. Many of these are presented in reduced form and in monotones, often in gold.
Non-repetitive organic motifs are popular, and are creatively used, flowing from wall to ceiling.



Naturdeco is a trend that’s here to stay as we get closer to environmental matters in our lifestyles.



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Interior Design Trend Analysis MDW 2018 Report: Day 4 and Day 5
Posted on Saturday April 21, 2018

Colours. Change and challenge.

Colours and finishes matter greatly to the interior design and furniture industry, simply because of the large number of uniquely produced elements that come together to make a room beautiful and functional.



When a sofa engages with a handmade carpet, the colour synergy pre-exists in the system. These tones are made to come together by an interior designer or architect on the notion that they present the right picture, for that room. And of course it depends on the skill and effectiveness of the designer creating the ensemble.



We found some vividly established trends, across all segments.

Perhaps the biggest trend is the use of gold, bronze and brass - a vague assimilation of symbiont metallics that is best described as alchemical, or surreal. Legs of chairs, vertical supports of shelving, Richness and class are direct results.



Dark and light - the usage of similar colours in two deeply contrasting tones.
A dark forest green and a lighter, almost desaturated pastel green.
Wine red/burgundy and light pink.
Deep rust/terracotta and a subtle peach.
Royal blue and the baby blue off-tone.


These need not exist together; the colour palette has expanded such that they are seldom used in concert. More often, the darks are used together, as are the pastels. This evens out the context of presentation, in say, for example, a dining space with chairs of multiple colour tones. One thing to note though - the darks work best with single tone upholstery, especially velvet.



These tones are being used in upholstery, laminates, paints on walls and cabinetry, carpets, drapes, wallpaper. They go well with metallics.

Bronze-gold, high gloss black chrome and warm grey metallics are accents that are used for legs of tables and cabinets, small panels, taps, handles and small decorative elements. They are required to add a luxe quality to any ambience.



Warm grey and blue remain primary base colours, and are used on core surfaces - walls, ceiling and floor - setting the stage for class and style easily. Blue, golden yellow and even red maintain relevance, as product differentiators.



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Milan Design Week 2018 Report: Day 2 and Day 3
Posted on Friday April 20, 2018

There's so much happening at the Milan Design Week that we have covered both Day 2 and Day 3 in this article. We've been touring around different brands, exhibitions, and art installations and here are some trends and new designs that caught our attention.



Day 2
Easily seen is the technology driving new innovation in furniture. Sofas with 360 degrees movement, seen in Koinor's new design 360° sofa, it moves to whichever angle you want. Each seat can be adjusted to any angle and allows you to relax in a comfortable posture with adjustable headrest and footrest. The coffee tables are no longer fixed, they open out when you need them, with a single touch.




From living, you will see new technology entering dining space. Inspired by the tech culture, the new Lab dining table by Calligaris extends with a touch of a button. It keeps the legs on the perimeter for maximum comfort. The table contains experience, craftsmanship, and the latest technologies of living. Lab is equipped with safety control system and a rechargeable battery that guarantees long life.



This year when it comes key trending materials brass tones and natural woods in contemporary forms mark a strong new trend. Brass tones were also seen in Molteni&C's cabinetry. The secondary trending materials include glass, metal, and stone on tables across most brands. Marble seems to be disappearing in this year's collection.



Velvets in different tones have surfaced as the defining upholstery material of the year.



This year the walls have caught our extra attention with intense colour schemes in kitchens, bathrooms, living.





Day 3
This year transformation, motion/movement, and flow seem to be the primary ideology behind the cutting-edge designs. One of the noteworthy mentions is the Blossom table by A. Casati. Parts of the table open up like curtain bringing surprise as an emotion at the very heart of the design. Movement is also very clear in Calligaris' table and the coffee table we mentioned earlier.



Our visit to Salone Satellite was quite interesting with young designers having recognised and won the Red Dot award. Natalia Wieteska's Brinkk sideboard is a storage solution inspired by the sculptural forms of contemporary architecture. The seemingly gravity-defying, monolithic, block of timber with its incision is an exercise in precision and perspective. The full collection consists of a range of sideboards and bookshelves which use this approach as inspiration. This product has won the Red Dot Award for Design Concept. Cecilia Xinyu Zhang is another young designer whose works - The Fifth D Clock and Equant Suspension are worth mentioning as well.



When it comes to bathrooms, Cleanet Riva shower toilet is something new with the sensor based washer. A design by Laufen.



Another exciting design was the Dornbracht’s “Aquamoon,” created in collaboration with designer Michael Neumayr. It consists of the four different shower rays, which in combination with the different light scenarios make showering an experience for all the senses.



Keep watching this space for more. As we cover trending colours in our next article.

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The Design Manifesto - Milan Design Week, Day 1
Posted on Thursday April 19, 2018

Good design is the product of reason. This simplified notion is at the root of the attitude driving the spurt of new design at the Milan Furniture Fair this year.



The design community seems to have come out in force to make a statement that new ideas are the way to go, despite the changing geopolitical landscape across the globe. For over 50 years, iSaloni Milano has always been the birthplace of design and innovation in interiors and furniture. This year, we see numerous new materials, colours and concepts coming into vogue. While some of these have gained momentum from previous years, fashion trends have also entered mainstream interiors.



Most important though are the new design ideas that have risen from three things:

The past, a retro idiom of reinterpretation
Combination of pre-existing elements
Alternative materials being used
Manufacturers have integrated varied design philosophies and broken old rules.



‘Emotion’ is the core of the Milan manifesto this year. This is relevant at a time when much of the world is facing a demographic shift, and people from all over connect at will. Emotion is at the heart of the changing nature of furniture and that remains the basis of great design.



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What To Expect At The Milan Design Week 2018
Posted on Friday March 30, 2018

The birthplace of trend setting furniture, a perfect milieu for design enthusiasts, an inspiration for architect's next design, Salone del Mobile 2018 also known as Milan Design Week is fast approaching. And we are excited to share what you can expect at the world's biggest furniture event.



The 57th edition of the fair for the first time in history will have a Manifesto. The Manifesto dictates calling for the city and the design industry to promote innovation and sustainability at this year's event. It is a declaration of intent geared to channelling the forces in Milan to work together to preserve the leadership role of both the city and the trade fair. The Manifesto calls for architects, designers, and brands to pay attention to the circular economy, respect Milan's architectural development, encourage sharing of ideas, and champion the work of young designers. The eight pivotal points Emotion, Enterprise, Quality, Design, Networking, Young people, Communication, Culture, and Milan At the Center are the cornerstones of the Manifesto and are not aimed at upsetting the foundations of the system. These values promote its virtuous action by imposing the lovemark Salone as an effective experience that works better and better than others.

This year the five exhibitions will be held concurrently from Tuesday 17th to Sunday 22nd April at Fiera Milano, Rho. Salone Internazionale del Mobile and International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition – split into 3 style categories: Classic: Tradition in the Future, Design and xLUX – will be joined by the biennial EuroCucina – plus its collateral event FTK (Technology For the Kitchen) – and International Bathroom Exhibition, as well as SaloneSatellite.

International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition

In its 29th edition, this exhibition is split into the three categories: Classic, Design and xLux. Classic: Tradition in the Future, draws on the values of tradition, craftsmanship and skill in the art of making furniture and objects in the classic style; Design, products that speak of functionality, innovation and boast a great sense of style and xLux, the section devoted to timeless luxury re-read in a contemporary key.  The Design category is the most robust, with more than 800 exhibitors unveiling the latest in bedrooms, dining rooms, hallways and furniture, among many other things. xLux and Classic, meanwhile, have 218 and 270 exhibitors.

Image Credits: iSaloni

Eurocucina 2018

The most influential names in kitchen design converge at Eurocucina, a forum geared toward all things high-end. Now in its 22nd year, the event, which has 111 exhibitors, will unveil the future organization and evolution of the most strategic environment of our house, increasingly ‘fluid, orderly and professional’. The event displays prototypes, models and appliances, explores the evolution of where we eat, what we eat and how we eat. The opening out into the living room is an established trend with modular containers and concealed work stations that appear only when home chefs need them. Materials and finishes: natural stone and coverings that replicate it, as well as wood and metal, are back. Colours reappear, also in very bright hues like purple and green.
This year, Eurocucina and its accompaniment, the tech-geared FTK: Technology for the Kitchen will showcase built-in appliances that are increasingly connected and integrated. Smart Kitchens require efficiency, sustainability, consumption control, safety and ease of use, as well as entertainment. There will be also innovative in-home solar panels and ideas for water management in the kitchen. You can expect to find modular additions, islands and items that can transform a kitchen from workspace to theatre.

Image Credits: iSaloni

International Bathroom Exhibition 2018

Once a strictly utilitarian zone, the modern bathroom has evolved to become a space of wellness and relaxation – and it’s becoming increasingly eco-conscious and digitally savvy. Expect to find ethically responsible products here, ranging from sanitary anti-bacterial surfaces, sustainable materials and digital tools aimed at reducing water and energy use. The exhibition will host 228 booths.

SaloneSatellite 2018

Tomorrow’s design stars seen today, an event that focuses exclusively on the work of young designers. Around 650 designers from the world’s leading design schools will be participating in the event. The focus will be on combining heritage with contemporary design. This year the theme assigned to the selected talents is “Africa/Latin America: Rising Design – Emerging Design”. The intention is to bring popular design into the limelight and point out what is on offer today or what we can expect to see in the near future in terms of solutions to social and environmental emergencies and an informed future lifestyle.

Living Nature

A pavilion developed by Ratti’s design and innovation studio, Carlo Ratti Associati. As visitors enter the five-metre-high, 500-square-metre installation, they will traverse side-by-side climactic microcosms emulating each of the four seasons. The pavilion is made of a crystal membrane with light-reactive sensors, while its roof is outfitted with solar cells, which generate the energy required to heat the pavilion. Living Nature.  is designed to explore  whether  or  not  a  space,  urban  or domestic,  can  become  more  human-friendly through the sustainable use of natural resources.

Fuorisalone

During the Fuorisalone, many locations often become a co -protagonist of the event. Many important brands located in the design districts introduce their new collections and host special events with live music and entertainment. Although the events are usually scattered throughout the city, the Fuorisalone recognizes a series of main districts, namely Porta Venezia, San Babila, Tortona, Ventura Centrale District, Brera Design District, Isola Design District, The 5 Vie, Sant’Ambrogio or San Gregorio, Triennale.

This is the basis of what you can expect from the Milan Design Week. The fair gives one a perfect opportunity to get to know the city and to discover the latest news and trends of International Design. Simply Sofas is covering the event live so you can get the insights into the latest world of design as it happens. Better more, an inspiration for your next interior project.

Follow the hashtag #DesignSoGood to get the live feeds on latest trends and designs.
Visit: http://www.simplysofas.in/MDW2018



How to Bring Indoor Comfort to Outdoor Living
Posted on Friday March 23, 2018

Summer time is when we invite many outdoor activities. You may fancy a roof top restaurant you saw somewhere or an open air pub or a gig. But, you can enjoy the same entertainment at your home by taking the amusement to your backyard, balcony or patio. It is easy to do it in style and comfort with the right outdoor furniture. Our finest collection of outdoor furniture will fulfil all your Al fresco fete.

Arianne Garden

Arianne Garden by Fama is one such piece that matches your needs if you are looking for a weather resistant and low maintenance product. The fabric is waterproof with a polyethylene base. The modular system allows it to be placed together, individually or creating different shapes to adapt to your needs. The back folds down to create a table and at the same time encases the cushions so that they are protected from all weather conditions, family pets, and the like. The base is available in seven colours. Inspired by nature, this sofa offers great comfort and versatility.

TheDuck

If you're thinking of putting up a dining show in your backyard garden space or in your spacious balcony, we have a wide range of dining tables, coffee tables, and chairs to spruce the setting. There are few tables we like to mention, both functional and flexible. TheDuck by Bonaldo is a coffee table with a duck-like base, making the ideal piece for an outdoor setting. Matrioska by Tonin Casa is an unconventional coffee table with storage units. Other worthy mentions include Tonin Casa's Amira, Bonaldo's Planet, Orion, Kadou coffee and Assemblage.

Outdoor furniture by Calligaris

When it comes to chairs, we look for only one aspect – comfort. Bonaldo's Eddy chair designed by Alain Gilles and Swing rocking chair are a recreation of rocking grandpa/grandma chair as most people call it. If you have a brighter side to your personality, we are quite sure you prefer colourful furniture. Our wide range of outdoor chairs that can be used in living and dining as well are durable and do not require maintenance. Some of the worthy mentions include Calligaris' Ice, Hero, Area 51, Wien, Bonaldo's Birba, Pebble pouf, Tonin Casa's Batik stool, Aria, Hole, Sorbona, Zar.

Outdoor chairs by Calligaris

If you are not the chair type and prefer a classic style bench, our Becker bench will do the trick. The most surprising thing about this piece is that it swings or rocks (however you want to call it). We also have a dining set that goes along with the bench set up. Classy and trendy.

The Becker outdoor bench

And of course, summer is the apt time for rooftop, parties, lounging by the pool, entertaining friends, and BBQ's. Tonin Casa's KOS and IOS are the perfect additions to your pool side set up or garden setting. Both these tables have a storage unit for drinks and have the option of LED lighting for the base which makes a one-of-a-kind.

KOS by Tonin Casa

For cocktail, mocktail parties, Bordbar's bar cabinets are quite essential and useful for your liquid retreats. You can not only store bottles, but keep them chilled.

Bar cabinets by Bordbar

You may have many ideas for your dream patio or backyard soirée and we have a plethora of outdoor furniture options to customise and fulfil your summer dream ecstasy. So you can sit back and enjoy the moment till the summer lasts. 

Read also: How to Deck Up Your Outdoor Space for Summer



Sofa Beds For Every Style, Space, And Setting
Posted on Thursday March 01, 2018

Smart and functional furniture is the gospel of the new generation and the sofa bed is one among them. People generalise the idea of a sofa bed and strictly consider it as a great option only if you live in a small apartment. Well, we beg to differ and feel that sofa beds are not only an asset for small apartments, but are also a perfect choice for big apartments when you have unannounced guests staying over. All you have to do is give them your sofa and say 'make yourselves feel at home' or just have them figure out that there's a bed hidden in there. The best thing about modern sofa beds is that they make you think that they're just a normal three seater sofa when they can actually be a bed for two. The modern sofa beds are cleverly designed with style, practicality, and keeping comfort in mind without compromising on quality. You can now turn a sofa into a bed at the click of a button or by using an app on your phone.

NOTTURNO
A cosy oasis for rest and relaxation, the innovative Notturno sofa bed by Natuzzi, is an easily convertible piece conceptualised for urban living. It has a manually reclinable headrest and turns into a bed with one simple, effortless movement through its "Ready bed" mechanism. It's the ideal solution if you're looking for a versatile and quick to convert sofa into a bed. It includes storage compartment in the back for pillows. With its compact dimensions, Notturno can adapt easily to different space-related needs such as those of small or big apartments, study rooms and holiday homes. The mattress is available in either Spring, Memory Foam or Greenplus, which is eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, and antibacterial.



BOLERO
Looks like a regular sofa, but converts to a bed whenever the need arises. Bolero is a new sofa bed with the Fama distinctive style. A sofa bed that covers all user demands: it has a lower seat, a shorter depth, it is comfortable as a sofa and also as a bed, and all this without looking as a sofa bed. With an original and practical headrest system and a single action to unfold to a bed, this sofa bed is the ultimate in design, style, functionality, and comfort. You can choose from a large range of fabrics. The bed comes with a memory foam mattress.



INDY
Indy by Fama is a revolutionary and innovative design that stands out worldwide. Indy offers as many amazing positions as you like from a sofa to a bed at the touch of a button, and all this without having to get up. The smart design of the motorised backrest system allows you to adjust the depth of the sofa and the position of its back. It seats four people and can be controlled from your smartphone via an app. It can bring new life and functionality into any room. This design will change from now on the way you sleep. You can personalise this sofa with the wide range of exclusive fabric options. (Let's say more than 1000 different combinations of fabrics and colours) Indy sofa bed can bring new life and functionality into any room.



ALCOVA
An Italian-made sofa bed by NicolettiHome. Alcova is a three seater sofa that transforms into a sofa bed with a simple mechanism. The bed has a foam mattress and has integrated storage compartment for pillows. The sofa can be customised with a choice of 3 different arm shapes, 9 different foot colours, and upholstered in 100% premium leather with a choice of colours. The perfect piece of furniture for those who have a taste for anything functional and flexible.



Multi-purpose or space-saving furniture is on the rise with living spaces becoming increasingly limited due to the temptations of modern life. Consumers are now seeking simple ways to maximise space without compromising on design or convenience. Check out our collection of stylish sofa beds that doubles up as a comfortable bed right in the heart of your home.



10 Furniture Fairs Every Architect and Interior Designer Should Know
Posted on Friday February 23, 2018

If there's one important thing that has to be on the calendar list of architects, interior designers, and design enthusiast, it is the furniture fairs around the world. Although there are more than 50 such events we have compiled a list of the most important and the top events for you. These events will enhance your thoughts with new ideas, new skills, inspiration, meeting new people, and going beyond your comfort zone.

1. IMM Cologne
The most important interiors fair of the year - IMM Cologne shapes the furniture and design sector and the products that are good for business in the coming year. At the fair, you will find a unique variety of interior design ideas for every room, every style, and every requirement – from the basics all the way to designer items and luxury furnishings. It is regarded as a market-leading furniture show that showcases a huge breadth and depth of products. The IMM Cologne also provides an effective platform for up-and-coming designers. The show is extensive and covers living room, bedroom and bathroom furniture, mattresses, sleep systems, home textiles, wall coverings, floor coverings, lighting, accessories as well as bathroom fixtures and fittings. The interior designers, architects, designers, planners, interior decorators attend the fair. The fair gets more than 100,000 visitors from around the world.
Dates: 14th to 20th January, 2019. Cologne, Germany.
http://www.imm-cologne.com/imm/index-2.php



2. Salone del Mobile
Started in 1961, Salone del Mobile also known as Milan furniture Fair has grown on to be the largest trade fair of its kind in the world. The fair will witness more than 2,000 exhibiters, expects more than 300,000 visitors from over 165 different countries. At the 57th edition of the fair, there will be an International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, which will be split into 'classic' and 'design' sections. This year will be the return of the biennial events EuroCucina/FTK (Technology For the Kitchen) and the International Bathroom Exhibition, which take place in even years; Euroluce and Workplace3.0 are held in odd years. There's also SaloneSatellite, which is dedicated to young, emerging designers and serves as a launch pad into the world of design. Workplace 3.0 is another innovative display area dedicated to design and new technologies to re-design the different workplaces. The fair will showcase never-before-seen innovations, new materials, colour trends, cutting-edge design thinking, breakthrough styles, novelty in engineering and manufacturing. The event combines design, technology, flexibility, and sustainability. This show is a must-visit for any design lover.
Dates: 17th - 22nd April, 2018. Milan, Italy.
https://www.salonemilano.it/en/



3. NYCxDesign
New York City’s annual celebration of design, attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees and designers from across the globe. The citywide celebration of design includes exhibitions, installations, trade shows, talks, launches and open visits. NYCxDesign highlights all the disciplines of design that New York has to offer, from architecture, lighting, and furniture to engineering and graphics. NYCxDESIGN invites local and global designers, organizations and other establishments interested in creating a design-related happening to participate in the celebration. Most NYCxDESIGN events are free to enter. The event takes place paralleled with International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Javits Center, along with the local talent showcases Wanted Design (shown), in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Collective Design and the Frieze Art Fair also run concurrently.
Dates: 11th – 23rd May, 2018. New York, USA.
https://www.nycxdesign.com

Credits: NYCxDesign

4. International Contemporary Furniture Fair
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair is North America's platform for global design and regarded as the ‘Salone of America’. The four-day fair is held at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. More than 36,000  interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers flock to attend the event showcasing exhibitions from over 30 different countries. After Milan, it’s at the top of the list of must-see fairs. Focusing on high end and creative design, the fair is ripe for all kinds of new discoveries as many makers and brands launch new designs at ICFF. Tens of thousands of designers visit the fair to stock their stores and furnish their clients’ homes, and will be there right along with them bringing you the newest designs to delight and inspire. This event is also home to the ICFF Studio, a competition for designers with impressive prototype designs which are not yet in commercial production. The first three days of the event are trade-only days, and the fourth day is open to the general public. More than 800 exhibitors from all points of the globe will display contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors.
Dates: 20th - 23rd May, 2018. New York, USA.
http://www.icff.com/

Credits: ICFF 

5. Design Miami
Another forum for design, Design Miami is where the top gallerists, designers, curators, and critics from around the world gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting and objets d’art. The show has quickly become one of the premier venues for collecting, curating and exhibiting high-end and coveted design pieces. Design Miami has also gained an international reputation since its inception in 2005 and has since expanded to Basel, Switzerland.
Dates: 12th - 17th June, 2018. Miami, USA.
http://basel2018.designmiami.com/

Credits: Design Miami

6. NeoCon 
NeoCon is North America's most important design exposition and conference for commercial interiors. Held every June at The Mart in Chicago since 1969, NeoCon serves as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation—offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future. The fair showcases the latest in office furniture, building materials, lighting, and textiles. Every year, nearly 50,000 design professionals visit this massive furniture and interior design fair featuring hundreds of top design brands. Attendees can also choose from over 100 free seminars during the fair. With so much time spent in workplaces, office design has grown in importance and popularity, making NeoCon one of the most highly regarded and attended trade shows in the industry. The show focuses the evolving commercial design and trends. In fact, 2018 is NeoCon’s 50th anniversary as the show for contract, hospitality, and commercial or workplace professionals and designers.
Dates: 11th -13th June, 2018 Chicago, US
http://www.neocon.com

Credits: NeoCon

7. Maison & Objet
Maison et Objet is a highly regarded event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions. The lifestyle show offers an eclectic mix of design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, tableware and bringing together a 360° product offering. The styles coexist in a multifaceted way, throughout the inventive show design which enlivens the spaces. This biannual fair is growing stronger every year, the last edition welcoming over a thousand exhibitors and more than 100,000 visitors. Held in Paris, for the design world, this is perhaps the best show for design inspiration in the world. Held in January and September, in conjunction with Paris Design Week, lot of architects , interior designers and design enthusiast come to see the latest trends and order the hottest looks for their design clients and retail stores worldwide. It is an exhibition dedicated to the design of decoration, furniture, gastronomy, fashion, the art of living and art. Overall, Maison&Objet is one of the leading venues for interior decoration, concept and retail, as well as luxury, design and architecture.
Dates: September 7th – 11th, 2018
January 18th – 22nd, 2019. Paris, France.
http://www.maison-objet.com/en

Credits: Maison et Objet

8. London Design Festival
London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community. Within the ambit of London Design Festival, come fairs like 100% Design (UK's largest design trade show with distinct sections including interiors, design and build, kitchens and bathrooms, workplace and emerging brands) and Decorex International (on luxury design, art and craft). The London Design Fair is a popular trade show open to both trade visitors and members of the public. The fair hosts the largest collection of international exhibitions, designers, brands, country pavilions, features and exhibitions in one destination during the London Design Festival.
Dates: 15th - 23rd September 2018. London, UK
http://www.londondesignfestival.com

Credits: London Design Festival

9. Downtown Design Dubai
Downtown Design is the main platform in the Middle East for the region’s trade professionals to discover high-quality design from across the world. The fair takes place at the Dubai Design District and presents a carefully edited roster of established and emerging brands across a range of product categories; including furniture, lighting, bathrooms, kitchens, textiles, and accessories. Downtown Design is dedicated to providing a dynamic environment for buyers and brands to do business easily and efficiently and includes a number of industry talks.
Dates: 13th -16th November, 2018. Dubai, UAE.
http://www.downtowndesign.com/

Credits: Downtown Design

10. Ambiente  
Ambiente is a leading international trade fair for consumer goods that sees over 4,700 exhibitors, 140,000 visitors from over 150 countries each year. It is essentially divided into 'dining' (table, kitchen and household), 'giving' (products and gifts) and 'living' (covering the future of design for home, furnishing and decorating industry). Ambiente offers experience, innovative designs, new products, and the latest trends. This is the largest consumer goods show featuring housewares, home accents and more.
Dates: 8th -12th February, 2019. Frankfurt, Germany.
https://ambiente.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en.html

Credits: Ambiente

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Trends To Use From the IMM Cologne Fair 2018
Posted on Wednesday January 31, 2018

IMM Cologne is one of the most important furniture and interiors design events in the calendar. Held in the second week of January in Cologne, one of Germany's most unique cities, split by the river Rhine, innovation and technology remained the mainstay of the fair.



Here are some key observations from the fair.

Awaken early 20th century architectural styles in interiors. Boho chic shake up. Elements pushed together to create unexpected new experiences. To tell stories. Ehtnic patterns, cane elements, black and white images, and colourful fabrics with contemporary design. Past and present combine to make a new way.



Trend colours. Rust/brick red was easily the colour of the season, with the tone dominating marble tops, fabrics, leather and various other surface finishes. Olive green, warm blue remain favourites, and heartwood, the red tinted warm grey, is another colour being used in walls and larger surfaces, adding more character. While ultra violet, the fashion colour of the year, found its way into some aspects of interiors, a mixed palette of pastels were most notable.



Duality in materials. Velvets. Suede. Concrete. Metal. Walnut and oak remain favourites, but in a range of tones.

Forget minimalism, think order, simplicity and strokes of unexpected harmony. Simplify the old to build a new language.



Sustainability is a way of life. Steel enamel, ceramic, natural stone, marble, natural fibres. Materials that last long, reusable products, and low carbon footprint production is key.

Be natural. Integrating living plants into a space, no matter the size of the room, and green, or rather, a band of green hues.



Bathrooms are now fashion statements with individual design elements in the space. Gone is the safe play of warm tones and marble on walls.

Linoleum returns in tabletops, sideboards and cabinet inlays.



Solid wood grows in stature - tables, cupboards, sideboards and even sofas - in elegant, balanced forms.



Smart homes. Digital links to almost everything in the home.

Things to use, and to set your creative spirit free!



6 Sectional Sofas You'll Love
Posted on Thursday January 25, 2018

The primary hangout spot in most homes is the sofa where reading, working, lounging, and having friends and family over is a habitual part of everyday life. When such is the scene, all of us want to make sure that our sofas are stylish, functional, and makes everyone feel cosy. Here are 6 sectionals that go with any style of living room with an option of materials, colours, shapes, sizes, and extra features to choose from. Sofas tailored to match your needs because you deserve the best in the world.

Guadalupe by Leolux
Winner of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award, the Guadalupe sectional sofa sports the look of gently rounded, colourful islands. With varying seating depths and add on elements, Guadalupe is available in different colours and upholstery choices. Polished aluminium mini-sleds to support and enhance the overall aesthetics. A design by Christian Werner for Leolux.

Award-winning sectional sofa by Leolux
Melpot by Natuzzi
There's a sofa for those who like to customise every single detail. Melpot is an extremely modular and versatile sofa for your living space which can be arranged as a sofa, loveseat, chaise longue or sleeper with removable cushions in fabric and leather. The sofa also comes with the options of poufs, drawers, bookshelves and shelves. . Designed by Mauro Lipparini for Natuzzi.

Latest dual toned leather sofa by Natuzzi
Flirt by Koinor
Flirt sectional sofa by Koinor is graceful and elegant with soft, padded spaces that invite you to linger longer. The sofa offers high-backed sitting comfort, soft-squishy armrests that can be angled as desired and sleek legs for weightless lightness. Designed by Tamara Haerty.

Sleek sectional sofa by Koinor
Manacor by Fama
Those of you who love fabric sofas, here's Fama's charming combination of simplicity and elegance -  Manacor corner sofa. Thanks to its multi-positional plush back cushions, it lets you discover the resting position that's perfect for you. The wide seats allow you to sit deep in, straight up, or lie back and relax comfortably.

Fabric sectional sofa by Fama
Perle by  NicolettiHome
Stylish and contemporary, this sectional sofa by NicolettiHome features a streamlined design that works well in a variety of interiors. This fabric sofa has adjustable headrest with removable seat and back cushions.

Latest sectional sofa by NicolettiHome
Paris by Becker 
Gorgeous in white, the Paris sectional leather sofa with a rounded chaise longue, an elevated backrest, and roller booster cushions. A true beauty by Becker.

white sectional sofa by Becker
Explore our wide range of sectional sofas here. And, like we always say, do visit our stores to experience our luxe sofas.

For special offer visit our stores: The So Fa So Good Sale is on. Up to 30% off. Offer valid till February 28, 2018.



5 Cosy Fabric Sofas that are Simply Irresistible
Posted on Monday January 01, 2018

They say when you love something you will know it when you see one. We’re talking about sofas. Our latest fabric sofa collection is not only good looking, but at the same time cosy, charming, stylish, and graceful. It’s the first thing you will want to relax on when you come home at the end of a long tired day (too bad if you thought it was the bed). That’s because our sofas make you feel at home.

No other sofa gives you so much freedom as Bellice (shown in the picture below). Completely modular, from Beck Design by Leolux is anything but ordinary. It works in umpteen arrangements from armchair, chaise longue, corner sofa, to sectional. With footstools, head supports in three widths and arm cushion variants.


Unconventional, cosy and modular, the Pacific (in grey) sofa by Fama consists of six platforms of different measures which one can add or remove backrests to turn into a chaise lounge or an attractive curved sofa. Every time you feel your living room needs a new look, you just have to add or remove according to your wish.



Inspired by the fifties, but retro-styled for the modern home Astoria (in light blue) by Fama is an eye-catcher from every angle. Adding a special touch are the legs, a contemporary upgrade of the classic 17th century design. Thanks to its attractive design and great comfort, Astoria can be coupled with any other furniture to make your décor look interesting.




Dieses sectional sofa (below) by Natuzzi is compact and ideal for apartment living. It features an adjustable headrest, sleek wooden legs, and a stylish piping for the armrest. Other options include a sofa bed with the innovative Greenplus mattress, recliner mechanism with “zero wall” system; the seating and backrest move forward, inclining as the sofa opens so there's no need to keep it away from the wall. Dieses is versatile as it is available in several configurations to meet the consumer's space requirements.



Showcased in the picture below is the much loved sectional sofa and the most versatile as well, Arianne Love lives up to its name with its inviting design and endlessly extendable modules. This latest model by Fama allows you to control the sofa through an app on your phone. You can raise the height of the sofa before or while you sit, making it perfect for older people too. Besides, you can customise this sofa in terms of look, size, colour, and print.



Whenever you choose a sofa from Simply Sofas, you have the privilege of getting it designed in the choice of colour, size, shape, and material you like. Simply because we believe that comfort should be adapted to suit your lifestyle and taste. Visit us and get the joy of designing your homes beautifully and distinctively.