Small Sofa Competition: Zoom Sofa Wins!

Small Sofa Competition: Zoom Sofa Wins!

Maxwell Ryan
Jul 19, 2004

Drawing gasps from hardened furniture shoppers everywhere... The results are in. After two weeks of voting and 121 individual ballots, Apartment Therapy readers consider the youthful Zoom Sofa from Crate & Barrel's new CB2 store the best small sofa going (76"Wx37"Dx31"H).

With a kiln dried hardwood frame (not bad), aluminum legs, linen/cotton fabric covering (not bad either - available in red or brown), solid foam core and costing only $699, the Zoom easily won out over such high class rivals as the Wegner Daybed ($6,000), the Eames Compact Sofa ($2,795) and the Le Corbusier ($3,995).

Price point rules. Coming in a close second was another inexpensive choice: The Low Wood Sofa from West Elm ($599), which has a similar armless shape, but strikes a much more urban, sophisticated pose with its dark wood and thick, chunky profile. Interestingly, Ikea's Klippan sofa ($249), the cheapest alternative, placed poorly as people seemed to stay away from the cheaper construction paired with blocky, mid 90's styling.

We thank all of our readers and voters and look forward to more pooling of our collective voices in evaluating more furniture choices soon. If you have a good idea for a competition you would like to see run, let us know. MGR

- Original Sofa Quest
- Klippan at Ikea for $249.
- Le Corbusier Sofa at DWR for $3,995
- Hans Wegner Daybed at R20th Century for $6,000
- Eames Compact Daybed at DWR for $2,795
- Chocolate Leather Sofabed at Jennifer Convertible for $599
- Zoom Sofa at CB2 for $699
- Snap Sofa at La-Z-Boy starting at $900
- Hepburn Sofa at R&B for $1,299
- Austin Sofa at R&B for $959
- Atlas Sofa at R&B for $1,100
- Low Wood Sofa at West Elm for $599

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