The sofa; A brief history

25 April 2016 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

Interior Design Ideas: The Sofa

Prior to the 17th century, seating in European homes was limited to trunks, benches, and beds.  Then craftsman of the day re-imagined them and sofas in dozens of styles were invented. It is believed that the earliest surviving sofa was made in England in the 1690s, referred to as “double Windsor chairs without a division.” But, it was the French who dominated production.  The low-backed style called a canapé was first built in 1686 and is the earliest style we have record of.  Soon after that, a Parisian craftsman called […]