Tangram’s Sofas of the Moment

In light of our current sofa promotion, we thought we’d share the Tangram team’s top sofa picks and why.  First up is in-house interior designer, Joanne, who chose the Gordon 495 from Walter Knoll as her favourite sofa at the moment.  Below she tells us why…


“Well firstly, before I even sat on the Gordon 495, I loved the look of it! With its beautiful clean lines and lightweight legs, it gives the illusion of floating.   Another clever aspect of the design is its high back.  A lot of high-backed sofas lose some of their aesthetic charm but the over-sized cushions and slimline back shield maintain this and offer great support.”

Next up to give their top pick is our lovely Office Manager, Tracy, who chose the equally lovely Husk sofa from B&B Italia.  It’s fair to say that everyone here has a soft spot for this sofa but Tracy pipped us all to the post by choosing this as her current favourite. Here’s why…


“The Husk ticks all the boxes for me.  It’s unique design immediately captures your attention and creates a stunning feature piece for any living space.  The continuous arms and back filled with flexible foam produce a very cosy and inviting seat making you feel like you’re sitting in it as opposed to on it.  Effortless style & comfort!” (P.S. The Husk is currently on display in our showroom – come and experience the beauty for yourself!)

The next sofa is from Managing director Julian and offers a nice contrast to the previous picks.  The Sahara is from Swedish manufacturer Lammhults and Julian discusses why he chose this particular sofa…


“I chose a sofa that works in both homes and commercial spaces.  The Sahara is exceedingly comfortable without being overly soft and has a very clean profile which is typical of timeless Scandinavian design.  I also really like the contrast saddle stitching and the option to have the frame in wood if you wanted to soften it slightly.” 

Another sofa that can look as good in an office waiting area as it does in a home, is the Polder 2015 sofa from Vitra.  Contracts Director Sarah tells us why she chose the updated design…

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“I love the original 2005 design of the Polder from Hella Jongerius with its crafty stitching, quirky seat cushion and varying shades of fabric – it’s a very fun sofa! The new design is still as fun and unique, but offers a more commercial alternative that I think will appeal to greater numbers.  The change to make the seat cushion deeper and in line with the frame also makes it a lot more comfortable.”

Speaking of comfort, the next pick is the Ploum sofa from Ligne Roset chosen by Interior Designer Jenny.  Read on to hear her reasons for choosing the beautifully curved design…


“We recently ordered a Ploum sofa for display in the showroom and I couldn’t believe how comfortable it was when I sat on it.  It’s also great for having two young children as it’s so comfortable yet very sturdy. I would probably go for a stain-friendly dark colour in the classic ‘Mood’ fabric for the Ploum (seen in image above) because it maximises the soft foam feel.”

Lastly, I discuss my choice which is the Tecno sofa from Spanish manufacturer Sancal. While this sofa is not necessarily my number one, it’s definitely up there and one which gives a bit of variation in terms of style and manufacturer.


In terms of aesthetic, the Tecno is great because it has a relatively traditional form with the added benefit of the reclining seats.  Upon closer look at the sofa you realise that there are some really quirky aspects such as the contrast zips used instead of stitching and the hidden pockets in the cushions where the remote can be cleverly placed.  The Tecno also prices reasonably compared to many sofas of the same calibre with prices starting at just over £2000.  Attractive in aesthetic, functionality & price!

Our ex-display sofa sale and 15% off promotion is on until the end of the month – so if you’re thinking of a new sofa then now’s the time to do it! Contact us to have a chat about your requirements.