Moving is always a chore — and the large bulky furniture is always the worst. Whether you move yourself or rely on friends or professionals, an easy-to-move sofa can be a blessing for the urban nomad. Over the weekend, I helped a friend bring in a new Togo sofa from Ligne Roset (a great bargain at the recent floor model sale in New York!) and was amazed at how easy it was to move. It was lightweight and easy to squeeze in the back of a car. It got the editors thinking about sofas that are simple to transport and we came up with this list:
• Togo by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset. Because this classic from 1973 relies on dense foam for its construction, the absence of any wood or metal make it a breeze to move. Available as a sofa with arms, chair, loveseat, sofa without arms, a corner seat or ottoman, its modularity makes it super versatile — did I mention it is also insanely comfy?
• Eames Sofa Compact for Herman Miller. Originally designed by the Eames' for their own home, the slim sofa went into production at Herman Miller in 1954. Though it is long at 72", the bench-like back folds down and the lack of bulk and easy to grip legs make it easy for 2 people to move.
• Case Study Day Bed. The simplicity of the the popular daybed makes it an easy piece to move. Remove the cushions from the frame and you're ready to go — and if your move requires a squeeze through a tight doorway, the legs and optional arms are removable. Available with many options from Modernica or just a few from Design Within Reach.
OTHERS TO CONSIDER
• Clark by West Elm
• Sleeping bench by Cordemeyer for Gispen
Do you have a experience with an easy-to-move sofa? Share your story or your suggestions in the comments!