Favourite five: modular sofas

By Elspeth Pridham
September 9, 2020

Modular sofas allow for greater seating flexibility. Here are our five favourite options  – classic, vintage and contemporary

B&B Italia 

The Camaleonda from B&B Italia is available to buy from Chaplins. Originally designed in 1970 by Mario Bellini the revived design is based around a 90cm square seat module combined with back and arm rest. Generous padding results in a deep buttoned design and the modules can be easily unhooked and recombined for a variety of seating options. Available from  Chaplins.co.uk


Cubit’s modular sofa was specifically designed with children in mind with its colourful elements of different heights, depths and widths it is an invitation to play. Manufactured in Germany the sofa has removable covers for easy cleaning. There are over 100 colours and 30 different sizes to choose from so that the sofa is (almost) made to measure.  

Ligne Roset 

The Saparella sofa from Ligne Roset is available as individual seating modules, including corner unit, plus footstool. Originally designed in 1965, the low, relaxed form and baguette-stitched quilting give a distinctive look. Saparella is manufactured at Ligne Roset’s factory in rural France. 


Davis by Frigerio is a versatile seating programme including two and three seater sofas and sectional elements including chaise longue and corner. Based on a wooden frame, the modules are available in either fabric or leather with cushions in goose down or non-deformable polyurethane. 

Fratelli Boffi 

The Collage sofa, designed by Ferruccio Laviani for Fratelli Boffi, is composed of three separate structures: a chesterfield; a lineal design evocative of modern sofas; and a Louis XV style chaise. Contrasting fabric and leather upholstery further underlines the diverse styles.