Yes, Sofa Cuffs are a Thing—and They’re Genius

updated Oct 21, 2019
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When you’ve covered design for a decade, you start thinking you’ve seen it all. Trade shows, industry fairs, brands’ seasonal look books—it all starts feeling familiar and like you’re seeing the same things over and over again. And, yes, it’s true to an extent.

However, designers are still reinventing the wheel with new materials and concepts. And sometimes, you see something clever—a gem of an idea that may be so simple yet so useful, and you get inspired all over again.

That’s kind of how I felt when I saw House of Morrison’s sofa cufflinks.

When it comes to living in tight quarters, I firmly believe everything you buy really should work hard relative to space it takes up. That said, I can 100 percent make a case for sofa cufflinks. A sofa arm really is the perfect place to set a laptop or a drink—you don’t have to strain yourself to type or reach too far for a sip. However, I have definitely knocked over coffee this way or been paranoid that I would, I guess, for good reason.

I’ve also always wanted one of those little curved laptop tables you sometimes see. But guess what? A sofa cufflink is basically that—only without superfluous legs. While I can’t back it up with science, I have a feeling a sofa cuff to your couch is bound to make your Netflix and chill sessions a lot more productive.

Credit: Chad Mellon

House of Morrison makes their custom sofa cufflinks in solid oak. You can choose from twelve different finishes, and yes, you need to measure the width of your sofa arm to get the sizing just right. At $195 a pop, I’ll be the first to admit these cuffs are by no means cheap. But when you think about how much you’ll save on stain remover, it may be well worth the investment in the long run.

Either way, sign me up! Or, dare I say, cuff me?