This furniture gallery came about accidentally.
I was doing some more research on sofas and sectionals with intention of putting together a gallery of sofas that are on sale. Our software generated a collection of sofas on sale and while checking out the list I saw sofas marked down from prices as high as $20,000.
I thought to myself, WOW, there are sofas that cost more than $5,000 that are not antiques; some pieces are as high as $20,000 or more.
I’ve been a long time admirer of Restoration Hardware furniture (sadly don’t have any pieces though) and knew their furniture cost several thousand per piece, but when you check out the prices below, there are furniture items that cost much more than a few thousand dollars.
I guess buying a house full of this type of furniture could easily result in spending $500,000 on furniture.
Check out this incredible collection of sofas and sectionals.
FYI, our collection of luxury sectionals and sofas is from several retailers (Design Within Reach, Viyet, Wayfair (which is where the above featured sectional is sold) and Restoration Hardware) and includes quite a few different furniture designers.
Table of Contents
1. Lecco 93″ Sofa
The Lecco sofa is part of the most lavish sofa collection produced by Design Within Reach, developed by Swedish designers Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, and Ola Rune, and made in Italy. The sofa is meticulously designed with rounded corners using a unique stitching technique. It “embodies a spirit of expansiveness with extra-deep seating, abundant pillows, and generous down filling” while the designers believe they’ve achieved their goal with it such as creating a “feeling of contemporary elegance, a luxurious and panoramic spaciousness, a timeless expression – effortlessly cool but warmly inviting.”
2. Twin Palms Leather Sofa
The Twin Palms Leather Sofa is made of genuine top grain leather. It has a distinct aqua upholstery color, medium brown leg color, and trimmed with dual row nailhead trim that runs from the top rail of the frame down to the arms and base.
3. Poet Sofa
The iconic Poet Sofa is designed by the Danish designer Finn Juhl (1912-1989) around 60 to 70 years ago. Juhl is notable for his organic forms of furniture which he designed to be comfortable and made with the best craftsmanship. The sofa is made in Denmark and utilizes Danish beech wood, Swedish pine, Masonite frame, walnut legs, web suspension, canvas-linen bottom cover; 100% recyclable Pantera foam and cotton fiber padding; and hand-sewn double-stitched fabric upholstery.
4. Swan Sofa
The Swan Sofa was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. Made in Poland, the original design and license manufacture belongs to the Republic of Fritz Hansen. It’s now made of polyurethane foam and hand-sewn onto the frame of the swan by a single upholsterer.
5. Nelson Marshmallow Sofa
Designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller in the 1950s, the Marshmallow Sofa is a precursor to what would become the pop art of the 1960s. It features easy-to-clean detachable cushions that are also interchangeable to wear and packed with both commercial and residential applications in its design. The cushions are upholstered in vinyl or polyester crepe and stands on black tubular steel frame and black satin-finished steel legs.
6. Newbury Leather Chesterfield Sofa
The Newbury Leather Chesterfield Sofa is handcrafted in the USA and features 100% top grain leather, deep hand-tufting and rolled arms and a timeless look that evokes a luxurious and old-fashioned feel. Each piece is entirely unique with hand-hammered brass studs, kiln-dried hardwood frame, and loose seat cushions that can also be rotated.
7. Eames® Sofa
The husband-and-wife Eames tandem designed the Eames sofa in 1967 as a part of their Soft Pad Collection and also the last piece of furniture produced by the Eames Office after the death of Charles Eames in 1978. The sofa can be used both for home or office and features a harmonious blend of wood, leather, and polished aluminum.
8. Alix Leather Sofa
The Alix Leather Sofa is a tufted all leather sofa that features black upholstery with curved arms, foam tufted seat cushions, and gray leg finish. It weighs 500 pounds and comes from Thailand.
9. Florence Knoll Sofa
Designed by Florence Knoll Bassett, this sofa is built to last a lifetime and features a solid wood inner frame, a polished chrome outer frame, no-sag seat suspension, and a fully welted and fully tufted seat and back covering. It’s also Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified® for low-emitting products and stamped with KnollStudio logo and Florence Knoll’s signature into the base of the frame.
10. Mia Bella Ciras Leather Sofa
The Mia Bella Ciras Leather Sofa is made of full grain genuine leather with stainless steel frame and legs, feather seat fill, foam and feather backfill, and sinuous spring seat construction. The sofa set includes one sofa, three seat cushions, three back cushions, and one toss pillow.
Worth $10,000? $20,000?
I suppose these pieces are worth the cost if you’re a millionaire, but I don’t think not even these furniture designers and brands would suggest going into debt just so you can have one of these luxury sofas. I know I wouldn’t.
Who spends this much?
That’s easy. There are plenty of millionaires who when they buy a luxury home, set aside a furnishing budget that’s usually fairly high… probably their furniture budget is as high as regular folks’ entire home budget.
For example, many of our celebrity homes cost more than $5 million. If you spend $5 million on a home, chances are you have $100,000 to $500,000 for furnishings and perhaps some renovations. With a furniture budget like that, dropping $10,000 to $20,000 on a sofa is not a problem.
How we put this gallery together?
Our price threshold of $10,000 pertains to regular price. You may see some items that are on sale and available for less than $10,000. They’re included too because it’s based on retail price.
We assembled this collection via software that works with many online furniture retailers by filtering out their products regularly priced at $10,000 and then end up featured here. The result is we can do what they can’t and that is provide you all options from most leading retailers all on one page for specific attributes such as price.
Amazingly, our gallery above includes sofas from many brands. In other words, it’s not just one or two luxury furniture brands that dominate the market. There are many (more than I realized) that design ultra high-end furniture. Brands include:
- Ralph Lauren
- George Smith
- Madeline Stuart Collection
- Ligne Roset
- B&B Italia
- Gina Berschneider
- Living Divani
- Catherine Memmi
- Custom Viyet Designs
I suspect if you visited this post, you did so more out of interest than anything. However, if you’re fortunate enough to be in a position to actually be in the market for such a sofa, that’s very exciting.
Back to reality
If your budget isn’t $10,000 for a sofa, but instead it’s more in line what the rest of us pay for a sofa, check out our very nice collection of sectional sofas under $1,000
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