We Saw, We Sat, We Reviewed: The Most Comfortable Sofas at Article

We Saw, We Sat, We Reviewed: The Most Comfortable Sofas at Article

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Arlyn Hernandez
May 1, 2017

There's something interesting happening in the furniture world: a plentiful crop of online-only, direct-to-consumer retailers are popping up everywhere, offering incredibly good looking (and often much more competitively priced) merchandise with the caveat that you need to purchase sight unseen. With something as large of a commitment as a sofa, it might be easy to hesitate on taking the plunge, regardless of the upsides (quick shipping, generous return policies, modern styling, budget pricing). One of these companies (that you asked for enthusiastically in the comments of our introductory Sofa Squad post earlier this year) is Article.

A little info about Article:

Formerly Bryght, Article is an online-only, direct-to-consumer company that offers modern furniture for the living room, bedroom, dining room and beyond. They don't have any showrooms, traditional sales associates or other middle men, so they can pass on the savings to the consumer. You'll get a generous 30-day return policy, $49 flat rate shipping to your door and the ability to order swatches as needed.

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Cube Modular Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $449-$899/piece ($1,899 for 3-piece modular sofa)
  • Available size: Varied (134"w x 43"d x 32"h for 3-piece modular sofa)
  • Available colors: 3 quick-ship upholstery options
  • Additional notes: Modular pieces available include ottoman, armless chair, corner chair and left arm chair and right arm chair

The Rating

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Testers' Thoughts

→ "This thing is huge! Both myself and another tester (both of us quite tall) could lie down on the Cube separately with the extra sectional piece." - Brittney Morgan

→ "This is the ultimate hang out modular sofa. The armrests are wide enough for a drink or to work on. I'm leaning on it as I write this! It's ideal of entertaining, napping, working, Netflixing...literally the perfect couch for everything." - Katie Holdefehr

→ "I found this to be pretty firm, but really nice looking. The cushions feel like memory foam, which I'd imagine would be good to sleep on." Edith Zimmerman

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Sven Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $1,199-$1,799
  • Available size(s): 72"w x 38"d x 34"h / 88"w x 38"d x 34"h
  • Available colors: 5 quick-ship leather options / 5 quick-ship upholstery options
  • Additional notes: Also available in daybed, and left and right sectional

The Rating

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Testers' Thoughts

"I really wanted to like this because it's so pretty, but it feels too deep for me and the back cushions have too much give. The tufted seat loses a few napability points, as well." - Nancy Mitchell

"This couch is a dream. Its supportive seat is cushy, the rolled arm cushions are great. I'd definitely consider buying this." - Nora Taylor

→ "I tried the leather option of the Sven; for a leather sofa, it is surprisingly napable thanks to those soft armrest pillows!" - Katie Holdefehr

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Alcott Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $1,199-$1,699
  • Available size: 80.5"w x 35"d x 31"h
  • Available colors: 3 quick-ship leather options / 1 quick-ship upholstery option

The Rating

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Testers' Thoughts

"The leather was kind of noisy." - Margaret Lee

"I thought the seat on this was just fine, but the back and sides are way too firm for me." - Brittney Morgan

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Anton Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $999-$1,149
  • Available size(s): 82"w x 34"d x 33"h / 74"w x 34"d x 33"h
  • Available colors: 4 quick-ship upholstery options

The Rating

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Testers' Thoughts

"This is nice and deep (and I'm tall). For the price, it's attractive, utilitarian and comfy." - Nora Taylor

"I liked this one. It's a good firm-but-not-too-firm couch." - Brittney Morgan

"The Anton is structured yet not overly fussy; it's deep and comfy enough to watch a movie on it." - Katie Holdefehr

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Burrard Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $1,149-$1,199
  • Available size(s): 78"w x 35"d x 33"h / 83.5"w x 35"d x 33"h
  • Available colors: 3 quick-ship upholstery options (83.5"w size) / 2 quick-ship upholstery options (78"w size)
  • Additional notes: Also available in right and left sectional sofa, armchair and loveseat

The Rating

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Testers' Thoughts

"The arms on the Burrard are too stiff and shallow, though I mostly liked it otherwise." - Brittney Morgan

→ "The photo of this looks much softer than it was in real life. It looks great and sleek, but it just wasn't comfortable for me." - Katie Holdefehr

→ "I gave this a '4' in overall comfort (I like a firm sofa); it's deep and great if you want to lean back just a little. I'd purchase this one." - Nancy Mitchell

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Ceni Sofa

The Specs

  • Price: $999
  • Available size: 83"w x 35"d x 31"h
  • Available colors: 5 quick-ship upholstery options
  • Additional notes: Also available in corner sectional, armchair, ottoman, and loveseat

The Rating

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Testers' Thoughts

"A little too low for my tastes, since I'm tall, but still fairly comfortable." Brittney Morgan

→ "This is a super polished sofa, like the tweed jacket of the sofa world. It's classy and sophisticated, though very firm. Could be nice for a room that doesn't get much use." - Katie Holdefehr

→ "Sits very, very upright. That's not necessarily my thing but may be yours." - Nancy Mitchell

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Chester Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $1,399-$1,999
  • Available size: 80"w x 33"d x 29"h
  • Available colors: 3 quick-ship leather options / 3 quick-ship upholstery options

The Rating

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Testers' Thoughts

"The Chester is very stylish but the back is pretty rigid. With some lumbar pillows, it might be perfect!" - Nancy Mitchell

→ "The seat is soft and the leather is buttery, but the back was too upright." - Nora Taylor

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Echo Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $899-$2,099
  • Available size: 84"w x 35"d x 32"h
  • Available colors: 3 quick-ship leather options (with 2 leg options) / 3 quick-ship upholstery options

The Rating

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Testers' Thoughts

"This was comfortable, but I wonder how durable the thin cushion would be and whether it would hold up over time." - Margaret Lee

"I liked this sofa so much during the test that I'm actually thinking about buying it, for real." - Nora Taylor

→ "The ice blue is so fun! I really liked this sofa, and it's so affordable." - Brittney Morgan

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Emil Sofa

The Specs

  • Price: $1,049
  • Available size: 82.5"w x 34"d x 31"h
  • Available colors: 6 quick-ship upholstery options

The Rating

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Testers' Thoughts

"This is a Goldilocks couch: not too soft, not too firm, not too deep, not too shallow. I like a sofa where you sit upright but that has just a tiny bit of gift, and this was that...it's perfect." - Nancy Mitchell

→ "Though the arms are thin they're otherwise soft. The seat is a little firm but the back cushions are cushy. It's the best balance of cute and comfortable of all the sofas I tested at Article." - Nora Taylor

→ "I love this sofa so much! The color + comfort are A+." - Brittney Morgan

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Mirage Sofa

The Specs

  • Price: $1,099
  • Available size: 75"w x 35"d x 33"h
  • Available colors: 3 quick-ship upholstery options

The Rating

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Testers' Thoughts

"I like this weird little couch. It's like a weird little spaceship." - Edith Zimmerman

→ "Such gorgeous fabric! And though it's good and firm yet cozy, it basically has no arms!" - Margaret Lee

→ "I know this one doesn't really offer arm support, but aesthetically, this one wins the day." - Katie Holdefehr

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Nirvana Sofa

The Specs

  • Price: $1,799
  • Available size: 81"w x 34"d x 32"h
  • Available colors: 2 quick-ship leather options
  • Additional notes: Also available in corner sectional

The Rating

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Testers' Thoughts

"Though I'm not wild about the fabric, it had good depth for its frame and a very, very cushy seat. Though it's super squishy, the the seat cushions felt too individual (making it impossible if you ended up in the crack)." - Nora Taylor

→ "Whoa this is sinky. The nice thing about the super soft cushions is that when you sink a little, the depth feels perfect. If you like a super duper soft sofa, this might be for you." - Nancy Mitchell

"This is like quick sand!" - Margaret Lee

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Nova Sofa

The Specs

  • Price: $1,199
  • Available size: 90.5"w x 34.5"d x 32"h
  • Available colors: 3 quick-ship upholstery options
  • Additional notes: Also available in left and right sectional sofa

The Rating

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Testers' Thoughts

"The arms were low, though pleasantly so. I'm not crazy about the fabric, though." - Edith Zimmerman

"This felt...heavy. The cushions were hefty like beanbags but in a good way." - Nancy Mitchell

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Sitka Sofa

The Specs

  • Price: $1,399
  • Available size: 99"w x 40"d x 31"h
  • Available colors: 3 quick-ship upholstery options

The Rating

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Testers' Thoughts

"The Sitka was much softer than the other Article sofas but in a really good way." - Brittney Morgan

→ "The generous armrests are ideal for resting a drink or sleeping on. Brilliant!" - Katie Holdfehr

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Timber Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $1,199-$1,799
  • Available size: 90"w x 35"d x 32"h
  • Available colors: 3 quick-ship leather options / 3 quick-ship upholstery options
  • Additional notes: Also available in corner sectional

The Rating

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Testers' Thoughts

"If I was rating all of Article's sofa's on comfort alone, this is the one I'd buy." - Brittney Morgan

"The amount I liked this sofa really surprised me. I don't normally like leather couches, but this one was very nice. Plus, I enjoyed the unexpected combination of a firmer seat with very giving cushions." - Nancy Mitchell

→ "I love this couch! It's not necessarily my aesthetic, but it got a '5' in comfort from me." - Nora Taylor

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Triplo Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $999-$2,099
  • Available size: 83"w x 35"d x 30"h
  • Available colors: 2 quick-ship leather options / 2 quick-ship upholstery options

The Rating

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Testers' Thoughts

"This kind of has a waiting room feeling to it." - Edith Zimmerman

"I felt like this sofa was very basic and middle of the road. There's nothing wrong with it, but nothing stands out either." - Margaret Lee

→ "I like this one a lot. It's a good combination of a firm seat and a cushy back." - Nancy Mitchell

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