A room within a room. The Alcove sofa features super high, soft sides that function almost as walls to enclose those lucky enough to stretch out or cuddle up on it. The design is dramatic, but not cartoonish. We think this is an ideal solution to blending the new trend toward more decorative pieces into a clean lined modern interior. It just looks and feels very "French" to us, and it is - it was designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. The sides are made from plastic panels reinforced with fiberglass and the frame is chromed steel. From Vitra.