You want to fill your home with some beautiful vintage design sofas? This article is made for you! L’Appart Vintage is here to help you finding your dream vintage piece for your living room. Impress your guests with some curated sofas, and please yourself on one of these 10 rare and stunning vintage sofas:

1. Togo Sofa in Green Leather by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset

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In 1973, the Lyonnais designer Michel DUCAROY made the TOGO sofa for the furniture editor Ligne Roset. 50 years later, this hipster-looking seat still fascinates. While some furniture from the 70s seems totally has-been today, TOGO retains an intense power of attraction. Unlike some emblematic pieces of vintage design, the TOGO met with great commercial success, which is still relevant today: more than a million pieces sold in nearly 72 countries! A worldwide bestseller. We therefore wondered why this seat was still so attractive, revisiting in passing the fruitful collaboration of Michel DUCAROY with the publisher from Ain.

Designer

Designed by French designer Michel Ducaroy.

DATE

Designed in 1973

Dimensions & Materials
  • Height: 27.56 in. (70 cm)
  • Width: 68.51 in. (174 cm)
  • Depth: 40.16 in. (102 cm)
  • Seat Height: 14.97 in. (38 cm)
  • Foam, Leather

2. Camaleonda Sofa Composition – Enia 571 Orange, Bellini 1970

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The mythical Camaleonda sofa by B&B Italia immediately evokes luxury, calm and voluptuousness. For the return of this furniture icon, the elements that have made it a contemporary classic have been preserved. In perfect agreement, the designer Mario Bellini and B&B Italia validated the fact of keeping the original seating module. But also the backrest and the armrest, as well as the generous padding drawing this so symbolic padded design. But also the system of cables, hooks and rings defining the modular aspect. The function of the Camaleonda finds all its veracity in the arrangement of the words composing its name. Camaleonte, chameleon in Italian, and onda, the wave in Spanish. The animal indicates flexibility and adaptation. The wave reflects movement and freedom.

Designer

Designed by Italian designer Mario Bellini.

DATE

1970

Dimensions & Materials
  • Dimensions depending on the customer

3. Ubald Klug for De Sede Pair of Terrazza Landscapes in Cognac Leather

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Pollock designed his Executive Chair to feature a single aluminum band around the chair’s perimeter to hold the chair together both structurally and visually. In one of Knoll’s most memorable designer collaborations, Pollock’s timeless and elegant design became an instant bestseller and a classic symbol of the modern workplace.

Designer

Designed by American designer Charles Pollock.

DATE

1984

Dimensions & Materials
  • Height: 32.5 in. (82.55 cm)
  • Width: 26 in. (66.04 cm)
  • Depth: 27 in. (68.58 cm)
  • Seat Height: 19 in. (48.26 cm)

4. Soriana Lounge Chair in Bouclé Wool by Scarpa for Cassina, 1969

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One of Cassina’s worldwide best-sellers, the LC4 is the quintessential chaise longue, designed in 1928, and based on an in-depth exploration of reclining chairs. The three designers devised the LC4 as an expression of the concept of relaxation, with a focus on the human figure, the link between form and function being reflected in the balance between geometric purity and ergonomic intent.

Designer

Designed by Swiss-French designer Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, dit Le Corbusier.

DATE

1978

Dimensions & Materials
  • Material: Leather
  • Dimensions (in): W 62.99 x D 22.20 x H 27.17
  • Dimensions (cm): W 160 x D 56.4 x H 69

5. Safari Lounge Sofa, Archizoom Associati, 1968

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“Safari” lounge sofa, Archizoom Associati (assets from 1966 to 1974). Model created in 1968, first edition of Poltronova 1968.
In white lacquered fiberglass, composed of four elements forming a rectangular unit, each cut from one or two cells lined with leopard print synthetic fur.

Designer

Designed by Italian design agency Archizoom Associati.

DATE

1968

Dimensions & Materials
  • Height: 25.2 in. (64 cm)
  • Width: 102.37 in. (260 cm)
  • Depth: 84.65 in. (215 cm)
  • Materials: In white lacquered fiberglass, composed of four elements forming a rectangular unit, each cut from one or two cells lined with leopard print synthetic fur.

6. Afra & Tobia Scarpa “Soriana” Sofa for Cassina, 1969

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An Afra & Tobia Scarpa “Soriana” two-seater sofa manufactured by Cassina in Italy and designed in 1969. A unique design that after 50 years is hugely in-demand by interior designers and private individuals and features in countless styling shoots. The ‘Soriana’ series won the Compasso d’Oro prize in 1970 and the design enjoyed huge success over the next decade. The concept behind the Soriana was a bundle of fabric or leather retained in a chrome-plated metal frame that aims to not only look comfortable but also be very comfortable.

Designer

Designed by Italian designers Afra & Tobia Scarpa.

DATE

1969

Dimensions & Materials

  • Height: 25.6 in. (65 cm)
  • Width: 66.93 in. (170 cm)
  • Depth: 39.38 in. (100 cm)
  • Seat Height: 15.36 in. (39 cm)
  • Materials: Chrome & Leather

7. Pierre Paulin “ABCD” Sofa for Artifort

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This striking three-seat sofa is the first edition of the ABCD series designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort in 1968. The lounge sofa is composed by three seperate segments characterized by their wave shaped curves. The slightly declining curved seats are individual fibreglass seat shells, providing every user with their own comfortable space ensuring a sense of privacy.

Designer

Designed by French designer Pierre Paulin.

DATE

1960s

Dimensions & Materials

  • Height: 25.25 in. (64.14 cm)
  • Width: 65 in. (165.1 cm)
  • Depth: 31.5 in. (80.01 cm)
  • Seat Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
  • Materials: The sofa is made of a wood frame on chrome casted wheels, steel and foam interior structure and reupholstered by The Somerset House with Dedar Milano “Karakorum” Boucle.

8. Four Piece White Leather Sectional Sofa by Roche Bobois, 1985

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A four-piece white leather sectional sofa by Roche Bobois with channeled stitching and crescent accent. This piece would look great in any modern or contemporary interior.

Designer

Designed by luxury French furniture brand Roche Bobois.

DATE

1985

Dimensions & Materials

  • Height: 29.5 in. (74.93 cm)
  • Width: 149 in. (378.46 cm)
  • Depth: 72 in. (182.88 cm)
  • Seat Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)
  • Materials: Leather

9. De Sede DS-600 ‘Snake’ Sectional Sofa in Cognac Leather

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The De Sede DS600 “non stop” modular sofa features rich and supple black leather comprised of 22 elements. This sofa can be twisted and turned so that it can be configured in a number of different positions, accommodating spaces of varying shapes and scales. It can also be broken down and made into a smaller sofas if desired. 

Designer

Designed by Swiss designer Ubald Klug.

DATE

1970s

Dimensions & Materials

  • Height: 28.75 in. (73 cm)
  • Width: 183.47 in. (466 cm)
  • Depth: 39.38 in. (100 cm)
  • Seat Height: 14.57 in. (37 cm)
  • Materials: Leather

10. Michel Ducaroy Kali Chair Sofa for Ligne Roset, 1970

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This ’Kali’ sofa by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset, France, was designed in the 1970s and is currently no longer in production making it a rare collectors piece. This example produced in circa 1990s to 2000s. This three seat sofa is signed with a Ligne Roset label.

Designer

Designed by French designer Michel Ducaroy.

DATE

1970s

Dimensions & Materials

  • Height: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
  • Width: 55 in. (139.7 cm)
  • Depth: 38 in. (96.52 cm)
  • Seat Height: 14 in. (35.56 cm)
  • Materials: Foam, Leather

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