Modern Fainting Sofas

Modern Fainting Sofas

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Rachael Grad
Sep 29, 2009

Betty Draper's Victorian fainting sofa that clashes with her "new" 1963 decor in the TV show Mad Men caused a fuss yesterday in our post The Drapers' New Living Room Decor. Fainting sofas conjure up images of feeble women in tight corsets who faint at the slightest upset. We've found some modern versions you may actually want in your home.

The term "fainting couch" was coined in the early 1900s. The couch is backless but has one elevated side for reclining.

Amaka chaise lounge via Trendir
Kalup Fainting Couch
Antoinette Fainting Sofa from Urban Outfitters
Green Satin Fainting Couch from Vermont Wood Studios
Emily Kaufman's sculpture "Girl on a Fainting Couch" (1975), made from cast and tinted epoxy and fiberglass reinforced with metal rods. At the Hirschhorn Museum qnd Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.
Gleam chaise lounge
Wilkins Fainting Bench
• Betty Draper on her Victorian fainting sofa in Mad Men - The Drapers' New Living Room Decor

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