Best of Three: Cheap Knockoff Sofas from Chiasso

Best of Three: Cheap Knockoff Sofas from Chiasso

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Aaron Able
Nov 4, 2008

Sofas can be very expensive. They can also be very cheap. Sarah in Chicago has looked at 10 Sofas Under $1,000 at Chiasso before, but the trend-oriented retailer Chiasso's newest catalog includes three obvious knockoff sofas — at knockoff prices. We show you the original, the cheaper interpretation from Chiasso, and let you decide which is your favorite...

The Retro Sofa ($698) is an obvious cheap interpretation of the classic Case Study Day Bed (starts at $1,595).

The white vinyl-covered Miami Sofa ($1,398)) is a clearly inferior copy of Inge Sempé's Moël Sofa design for Ligne Roset (basic sofa starts at $5,600).

While not a blatant copy, the Abby Sofa ($1.098) was noticeably inspired by Florence Knoll's classic sofa (about $8,000).

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