There are indeed many things Italy is famous for: of course, the first that comes to mind is food. You know how Italians care about having a well-balanced, full-course meal: appetizers, pasta dish, main course, and so on. Now, if you’re familiar with the feeling of having a full belly, you also know the cherry on top is sitting on a soft, firm, comfy sofa. Possibly because nothing else feels so amazing, Italians have spent decades perfecting the art of manufacturing the comfiest sofas, designed with traditional Italian quality in mind. So, there you go: if you’re looking for suggestions, here are the top 5 Italian sofa brands in the USA!
DOUBLE Outdoor sofa by Roda
Arflex has been around for years, and in fact, the modular sofa Strips has been designed during the 70s: it’s characterized by the laid-back and chilled spirit of that magical decade. Arflex was established in 1947 in Milan by a group of four Italians who, up until then, had been working for Pirelli. And in fact, the name Arflex is a reference to their goal of creating fashionable but comfortable and flexible furniture. Could you expect any more desire for flexibility by four people who so far had been working for top-quality tyre manufacturers? It’s not by chance that their first creations, besides being characterized by an aerodynamic shape, were also quite specifically car seats.
All the dynamism and flexibility you need. STRIPES Sofa by Arlex
Doimo Salotti has more that five decades of experience in the design and manufacturing of fine upholstery sofas. The company has always managed to be successful and create designs that could meet the needs and tastes of clients all over the world. Their designs can be extremely essential, but can also recall some of the greatest sofa models ever created, like the traditional Chesterfield sofa Byron, named after the famous English poet.
BYRON Sofa by Doimo Salotti. Italian class and quality
Frigerio is a family business that was established in Meda, a small town in Northern Italy, and it specializes in luxury upholstery products. The Frigerio Salotti brand places a large importance on innovation, artisan handcrafted production methods and the finest materials. Even though the superb quality and the handcrafting techniques are undeniably Italian, inspiration really comes from all over the globe. The Kimono sofa is a good example. This design was inspired by the zen peace and tranquillity that we so often connect with the Japanese natural world: a soft retreat and shelter from the outside world. The upholstery of this sofa should preferably be in beige or soft, warm, earthy use, in order to highlight the feeling of peace and relaxation.
KIMONO Sofa by Frigerio
An incredible, stunning mixture of classic and contemporary is one of the keys to the success of Baxter. Of course, it is not the only one, but it is probably the most noticeable and remarkable characteristic, at least in the eyes of someone who is discovering Baxter for the first time in their life. Baxter’s love for craftsmanship can be found in the way their artisans work the brand’s main material: leather. The search from leather starts in the mountains of northern Europe, and then, it goes all the way back to the Italian Brianza area, where the leather that has been collected is treated and worked to perfection by skilled craftsmen and artisans who employ techniques their family-run businesses have been employing for centuries. In their hands, leather becomes a magical material, capable of being shaped into a thousand different styles, decorated with an almost endless range of colors.
TAIPEI Sofa by Baxter.
It was 1934 when Angelo Molteni opened his own carpentry workshop in Brianza: a debut as a small local reality, something in common with many other companies in the furniture industry, which over time has become a consolidated international brand, a point of reference in the world of designers and manufacturers. It is clear we are talking about a story of perseverance, hard work and passion. They say that in order to look towards the future, one must always keep in mind his own past, and Molteni&C made this his motto: Italian traditions and values are the most precious treasure, and also the key to international success. it as a springboard to establish, first in Italy and then abroad, his high-level profile. Starting from traditional craftsmanship techniques, soon the company soon got to identify its own personal road to success in technological progress and in the quality of its design and raw materials.
LUCAS Sofa by Molteni &C. A traditional touch to your living room