In many ways, the sofa that Florence Knoll designed for Knoll Associates in 1954 is the perfect sofa: beautiful, elegant, and yet minimal enough to figure in an interior with pieces in all kinds of different styles. Perhaps that's why it's inspired so many imitators. The good news is that even if you can't afford the Knoll sofa's ten thousand dollar price tag, there are still plenty of lovely midcentury-style pieces out there. Here are nine of our favorites, in a huge spectrum of prices to suit any budget.
This ac 3 seat sofa has a slightly slouchier, more casual look... and a slightly lower price tag, at $7,107 (also from Hive Modern).
This design hugs the ground a bit more, with plump, commodious back cushions. Arden sofa, $2,800 from Jonathan Adler.
Sabine sofa from Room & Board, starting at $2,299.
Petrie sofa, $1,699 from Crate & Barrel.
Peggy mid-century sofa, starting at $1,099 from West Elm.
Kennewick sofa, $999.99 from Dot & Bo. (This one looks to be more or less a straight-up knockoff of the Knoll sofa, so if that sort of thing bothers you, I'd advise avoiding this one.)
Princess upholstered modular sofa, $759.99 from AllModern.
Better Homes and Gardens Rowan linen futon, $319 from Walmart.