6 advantages to get a modular sofa

Lifestyle & Trends
THURSDAY, august 04, 2022
Modular Sofas are a concept that arrived in the 60s but remain today, as pieces that fit into flexible furniture – the type of furniture that adapts to routines and recognizes needs.

This conception of sofas changes the spaces, organizes the rooms, and gives a touch of irreverence and comfort to your project or home. Here, we will give you 6 advantages of having modular sofas in your living room or a specific project!

Actually, if you want to make a difference in your leisure spaces with a piece that is the perfect statement of functionality, practicality, dynamism, and comfort, we can guarantee that you will find it in a modular sofa.

When were Modular Sofas born?

Marco Zanuso may not have been the first designer to think about this layout, but he was certainly one of the pioneers. In 1967, in a partnership with B&B Italia, he created the Lombrico Modular Sofa. In the following year, they took the sofa to the Milan fair, in a phase when upholstery was a successful market and interior designers were working with new models of sofas and different materials.

Lombrico sofa was designed in curvilinear lines and traduces the decade in which it was made. However, the request is modularity, an indispensable request, and that is planned to supply the furniture market for public spaces.

lombrico sofa - marco zanuso

In the following year, the Italian manufacturer Arflex launched Strips, signed by Cini Boeri. The modules are a little bigger, but it's much more versatile. The piece transforms into a chaise longue and also a sofa bed, in addition to the different sofa possibilities. 

arflex strips-sofa


After that, more furniture brands try to show different versions of modular sofas. Nowadays, in a moment when people realize the worry about separating the working at home and leisure moments and the desire to have furniture able to optimize the spaces, modular sofas are the new thing for furniture brands.


What is the difference between a modular sofa and a traditional sofa? 

A modular sofa is a different piece from the other types of sofas we already knew. It is a piece designed in separate parts, easy-to-handle components that effortlessly come together to make your sofa whole. Each piece can be produced in the same sizes or different, and it will be possibly managed in many options. It means that will be possible to choose the number of seatings, besides the size of the entire sofa. 

There is often a system that allows you to attach the modules but that can be changed to ensure this versatility. Traditional sofas assume a single layout without changes in the space where they will be included.  

Why do you need to think about the possibility of having a modular sofa?

With modular sofas, you can assemble your piece in many ways and be able to change the design and features of your sofa to suit your lifestyle and space perfectly. Your modular sofa can reflect your everyday life and your necessities.

Also, have you realized at some point that you need a bigger sofa? Have a sofa with a traditional layout, and want a corner sofa? Do you want to have the possibility of having a sofa separated into two parts? Or with a coffee table in the middle? Everything is possible with a modular sofa.

Check here the 6 advantages of this conception of sofas! 


  1. Take the best advantage of your space

Choosing a modular sofa for your living room means choosing a piece from which you can make the most of your living room. It is possible to set the modules to have the different pieces in specific spaces of your room.

Likewise, if you like a modular sofa in its entirety, but for your home, it only makes sense to have a small version, will be possible to have the same layout with only the necessary seats.

Al-Hijr Sofa from ALMA de LUCE's new collection is a perfect example of this feature of modular sofas. We have three different versions of the same sofa with the purpose to show people that it is possible to have the same layout with different sizes. The best for big groups and a compacted version for small groups.

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  1. Have the most exclusive piece of your home!

Besides the fact that we can assemble the pieces in a way it makes more sense for a specific project, with a specific number of seats and with the possibility of changing the layout frequently, we can also have the inherent advantage of this - the fact that we have an exclusive piece. A sofa that recognizes your lifestyle and it is a unique piece. 

For example, Yin Yang Modular Sofa of the Portuguese brand Munna is a particular piece that assumes a different layout for each person or project because the options are various. It is very unlikely that someone assembles this piece in the same way. 

yin yang sofa - munna


3. Choose and change the layout of your sofá

Depending on the context, program of the day, or specific interest, it is possible to manage the same sofa from different perspectives. The motto for modular sofas is a different context, same sofa!

Having a modular sofa is having the possibility of holding the chaise longue in the middle of the sofa when you are watching a movie in the center of the room, the possibility of managing the U-shaped sofa to facilitate interaction between people, or having the chaise longue at the end of the sofa as a complement to the piece that can be assembled or not.  

Mies Sofa inspired by the architect Mies Van Der Rohe is one of the new pieces of Alma de Luce designed to represent the different necessities. It is a modern piece with simple lines, but with a comfortable structure able to be included in an Art Deco style. Comfort and functionality are the keys to this piece! 

MIES 3 Seat Sofa + chaise_Perspective Front View_ALMA de LUCE


  1. Different materials in a whole sofa are possible, for sure!

Another interesting advantage is the fact you can mix different fabrics on the same sofa. Having a traditional sofa premise the same fabric in the upholstery part. Having a modular sofa can mean the combination of different colors, textures, fabrics, and materials in each part of the module. As we understand before, a modular sofa is a bold piece able to recognize personality and distinction.

Al-Hijr Sofa with three seatings was designed with one of the modules upholstered with our new fabrics. Coco-linear Duck Egg Blue in the middle, giving a touch of irreverence and elegance to this piece. 

HAL-HIJR 3 piece SOFA - Front Side View - ALMA de LUCE


  1. Replacement and change your sofa at any time

If you choose a modular sofa to complete your living room, you know since the beginning that you will be able to change or replace modules when you want to. If you want to change the fabric of one part or pretend to replace a damaged module, it will be possible without any trouble.

In addition, it will be possible to include a coffee table as a complement to the entire sofa. If you are in the middle of the sofa, you can have a table next to you without resorting to the usual coffee table or side table.

The truth is there is any chance that you will get tired of this sofa!

The Saint-German sofa by Poliform is a sofa that assumes the combination of mixed sofas and a coffee table as an addition to the entire piece. 

poliform - saint germain

  1. Take your chaise lounge for another space in your living room 

For enthusiasts of a moment alone in a space where there are more people or for people that wants to have the possibility to change the chaise longue to a different local, it will be possible with a modular sofa. You can bring the chaise longue to another area of ​​the same room. Put the chaise longue in the middle, in the end, or separated from the sofa. If you don't have the chaise longue, it will be possible to do the same with a normal module.


In a phase that people need to adapt to the world, having the capacity to have spaces adapted for their routines and necessities, with furniture that helps with this mission, furniture brands resourced to flexible furniture.

Flexible furniture where it is possible to include modular sofas is furniture with the ability to move, and ease of transformation for different functions in the same form. The potential of combined sophistication and function in just one luxury piece. Actually, it is a must-have nowadays.


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