Backless Section Sofa Options?

Backless Section Sofa Options?

Q: I need an L-shaped sectional sofa for my loft, with a twist: I need (at least) one half of the "L" to be backless. It's going to be smacked up against some low cabinets under my windows, and I'd like to be able to access them without moving the sofa every time. But the other half of the "L" will have nothing behind it to support the cushions...

I've seen a few modular/backless options so far, and I like the style of many of them, but not the details. The closest is probably the Tillary from West Elm (above the jump), but I visited it in the store and it's too low, feels cheap, and the back cushions really don't stay in place.

Another inspiration is the James from Gus*Modern (left), but there aren't any ottomans to complete the "L." I also found the Tolomeo from Italian manufacturer Bonaldo, but the only sofa of theirs I could find a price on was $14,000, so I think it's out of my budget.

My current best plan is to get someone to make custom ottomans and back cushions, and find a metalworker to weld a base with a back support a la the James. But I thought I'd see if maybe AT readers had some other options for me before I committed to that. Any chance you can throw it out to them?

Thanks in advance. Sent by Dan

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