Even in the most modern of environments, a touch of the classic style is never out of place. In fact, it can even add elegance to the entire interior design. For this reason, vintage sofas (in their more classic variants or more contemporary versions) are becoming increasingly common both at home and in offices and clubs. Particularly fashionable at the moment are the echoes of the 1950s and 1960s, both in models of sofas and armchairs and in the colours and upholstery. Harking back to the previous two centuries are also proving popular too. If you don’t want to give up a sophisticated and timeless piece of furniture, let yourself be inspired by the most fashionable vintage models of 2021.
There are many models that are influenced by past styles. Some sofas are still in fashion despite being on the market for at least three centuries, such as Chesterfields, while others, inspired by the 20th century, have made a comeback in recent years. The important thing is to choose the type of sofa that best suits your living area, focusing on new colours or coverings, or on the shape of the sofa itself. If you are looking for some tips, here are the classic sofas that are trending this year.
Leather sofas are a true classic and are always elegant, sophisticated and distinguished – as well as easily washable. They are ideal in living rooms with a retro feel, or in executive offices. However, they are also an excellent choice if you want to achieve a contrast in a particularly minimalist and contemporary interior. In this case, a leather sofa will certainly be the star of the room. As far as colours are concerned, in addition to the traditional dark and brown tones, you can focus on lighter shades, from white to beige. Finally, there are a range of particularly striking modern reinterpretations of the leather sofa. For example, the Nicolas sofa by Calia Italia, which thanks to the recliner version that allows the seat to extend and become a chaise-longe, is a perfect example of a functional mix of past and present.
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Who doesn’t love the style of the swinging 60s? The years of the economic boom, Twiggy, Piper and the miniskirt continue to be a source of inspiration today, so much so that in the last few years collections inspired by this historical period have flourished. If the bright colours typical of these years (such as fuchsia, red or mustard) do not convince you so much, you might prefer sofas with essential lines and ‘Prince of Wales’ upholstery such as the Venere model by Calia Italia.
Simplicity, geometric lines and grace are the three most suitable adjectives to describe the Nordic style, which is very trendy in terms of furnishing. The Scandinavian sofa, as well as the super modern versions in pastel colours, is much sought after in the more classic, leather models, such as the Romeo model by Calia Italia. It’s perfect for those who cannot go without timeless elegance.
Tuxedo sofas are easily recognisable because the armrests are on the same line as the backrest, giving this model a ‘boxy’ shape. A great classic from the 1920s, it is now one of the most popular vintage sofas. For the more sophisticated, Calia Italia’s Elisir is the ideal model with its attention to detail, from the champagne-coloured spiked feet to the soft lines and warm colours that make it truly chic. There is also a contemporary element in that the sofa is equipped with a mechanism that allows you to increase the height of the backrest for extra comfort.
Timeless and always incredibly elegant, the Chesterfield sofa, with its characteristic capitonnè workmanship, is undoubtedly one of the most iconic vintage models. It often comes in leather but also has great appeal in velvet and with its rounded shapes it is ideal for those who can’t do without a super classic (and very English) style.