What is it about round objects? They seem to have a special allure – maybe it’s the return back to the beginning point that all circles, spheres and donuts have. Upholstery has a naturally comfortable relationship with curves, but when it comes to circularity, it’s a love affair! I’ve gathered a few examples of chairs and sofas that inspire contemplation of that universal connection.


woman in large round chair

Fama MyNest Chair – juliajones.co.uk

serpentine sofa - aqua

Contemporary sofa by Barry Davison and Joanne Day – archiexpo.com


Barrel chairs built from real wine barrels

Barrel Chairs by Nevada designer Harriette Allison

striped donut poufs

Donut shaped ‘Drops Pouf’ by Camilla Aspelli

Jacobsen Egg Chair - turquoise

Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair

octopus sofa

Aster Papposus Sofa – designed by Campana Brothers Humberto and Fernando – edra.com

floral shaped round pouf

Bakja pouf – rougedebourg.blogspot.com.au


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