Did you know that the word “sofa” has been borrowed from Arabic? It derived from “suffah” (a long bench). This cushiony piece of furniture usually serves for sitting and laying down, but it could also be a modern art masterpiece! To prove that, we collected some very creative sofa design examples – so, pick one for your home!

 

1. Harrod’s Stuffed Animal Couch

(Photo by: memimenam)

2. Wall-Climbing Sofa

(Designer: Lila Jang)

3. Not a Bit Prickly

You can sit or you can lie on it! (Designer: Caterina Tiazzoldi and Eduardo Benamor Duarte)

4. Sofa Box

(Designer: unknown)

5. Sofa Design with Brick Upholstering

(Link)

6. Ball Pillow Conglomerate

(Designers: Cheng-Tsung Feng and Kai-Ting Lin)

7. Crumpled Rumpled Paper Sofa!

Sofa made from crumpled paper. (Designer: Tokujin Yoshioka for Moroso)

8. Aston Martin Seat Sofa

(Designer: unknown)

9. Alien Inspiration

(Designer: Jonas Jurgaitis)

10. Styrofoam Sofa

(Designer: Kwangho Lee)

11. Brush

(Designer: Ron Arad, student of BCUC)

12. Cow Sofa

(Designer: Rodolfo Rocchetti)

13. “Cross” Sofa

(Designer: Elvis Pennetuzzo)

14. Feel the Deluxe

The Feel Deluxe is made of 120 soft and extremely pleasant balls. (Link)

15. Inflatable Sofa

(Link)

16. Lego Sofa

(Designers: Thierry Nahon & Philippe Landecker)

17. Luminating Sofa

(Designer: unknown)

18. Monster

(Designer: unknown)

19. Montanara

(Designer: Gaetano Pesce)

20. Puma

(Designer: Rodolfo Rocchetti)

21. Roma

(Designer: Rodolfo Rocchetti)

22. Phat Knitt

(Designer: Bauke Knottnerus)

23. East Meet West

(Designer: Tonio de Roover)

24. Tiger

(Designer: Rodolfo Rocchetti)

25. Pool Sofa

This Sofa was made for an ad campaign for swimming pool design firm Piscine Castiglione near Milan.

26. Cactus Sofa

(Designer: unknown)

27. The Egg Sofa

(Designer: unknown)

28. “Napoleon versus Napoleon 1999″ – the Double Decker Sofa

(Link)

29. Brocca

The iconic Bocca sofa was designed in 1970 and remains an eye-catcher to this day. It is a tribute to Salvador Dali’s Mae West Lips sofa. (Designer: Gufram)

30. Lupita, Peeled or Loop Sofa

(Designer: Victor Aleman)