Nothing says comfort like tufted furniture. First appearing in the late nineteenth century, tufting originated over 100 years ago in Victorian England and influenced design for decades to come. The technique of tufting involves tightly pulling upholstery back, and then anchoring it with a knot or button, creating a sense of depth and texture. Almost instinctively, tufted designs evoke a sense of luxury and elegance, and with just as little effort, tufted cushions exude an image of ideal comfort and relaxation. This week, we’re featuring five designs that showcase the exceptional versatility, regality, and timeless quality of tufted furniture.
The Pouf Capitonne plays a leading role, often being the central element in a room as a comfortable island for your books, accessories, or lounging. Covered in leather, this piece is completely crafted by hand and offers ample seating for you and your guests. Pouf Capitonne is large enough to meet a variety of functional uses, making it ideal for rooms of many sizes and many purposes, as well as different kinds of spaces entirely—homes, hotels, restaurants, shops, or offices. Available in graded in leather in various colors with coordinating buttons or in COM/COL.
Jaime Hayon
Fri has all the qualities of a Jaime Hayon design—contemporary yet timeless, light yet striking, highlighting the beauty and versatility of curved shapes and rounded edges. And like so many of Hayon’s designs, Fri positions itself as an instant current-day icon, highlighting an impeccable intersection of exceptional design and astounding comfort. However, just because you’re comfortable doesn’t mean you can’t be social—Fri’s open sides and low back were designed intentionally to help facilitate easy conversation with those around you. Available in seven different colors, including blue, dark Green, grey, and light pink.
Kerstin H. Holmquist
Embrace unmatched comfort with this fully upholstered armchair, whose curved shape is reminiscent of the curves of the body. A picture of perfect elegance in every possible way, the Eva Lounge Chair emanates a sense of sophistication and refinement. Featuring enticing curves, a tufted back, plush seat, and sleek wooden legs, Eva draws from both traditional and contemporary influences, and appears stylish and effortless no matter where it is placed. This chic lounge chair looks fabulous alone, or paired with its counterparts, Adam Lounge Chair and the Paradiset Sofa.
Arne Jacobsen and Flemming Lassen
Originally designed for Søllerød, Denmark’s city hall, Mayor is a design masterpiece. Timeless and modern, Mayor’s design feels current and stylish in virtually any environment, displaying a beautiful contrast between wood and upholstery. Even with its unwavering commitment to excellent design and aesthetics, Mayor doesn’t sacrifice coziness. The back curves into two elevated sides, establishing a sense of security which allows the seater to be enveloped within the sofa, creating your own comforting, tufted space within a space. Available as a two or three-seater with frame in white oiled oak, smoke oiled oak, or black lacquered oak.
Mid-century appeal and superior comfort intersect flawlessly in BassamFellows' Geometric Daybed. In this design, ingenuity can be found in the details, materials, and in the production techniques. The leather-upholstered cushioning is precision-crafted to fit securely and snugly within the tubular steel armature, while each tufted cushion features cross-angle seams that radiate from the tuft to align with the posts of the steel structure, a gesture that highlights the design’s overall geometry. With a seat deck available in walnut or ash and base available in bronze or nickel, the CB-457 daybed is sure to make a beautiful addition to any space.