What's Important in Sofa Cushion Construction?

What's Important in Sofa Cushion Construction?

Aaron Able
Mar 10, 2010

Q: I am looking for a sofa and narrowed it down to either the Reese sofa by Mitchell Gold or Murray by Room & Board. I accidentally came across the Murray and couldn't believe it was only $1,000 ($1,099 to upgrade to microfiber). Reese is about $2,000. Here is my question: Murray has single-wrapped foam cushioning. Reese has high-density, high-resiliency cushioning, with a fiber wrapped core — is there a huge difference between the two?

Sent by Lisa

It is just me, and I dont think I am going to be in place for more than a couple of more years, which is why the Murray is tempting. The Reese definitely felt like it had more cushioning, but they both were comfortable. I am not in love with either sofas, but the dimensions work for my apartment and lower back. Thanks!

Editor: $1,000 is a hefty difference when you've narrowed it down to the interior of sofa cushions — who has advice for Lisa?

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