Clas­sics are out of fash­ion, so clas­sic-style fur­ni­ture does not lose its rel­e­vance. The clas­sics are nev­er bor­ing. It can be lacon­ic or art­sy, con­ser­v­a­tive or dynam­ic, rich­ly dec­o­rat­ed or strict. Sofas in a clas­sic style are like that: with all the vari­ety of forms, they com­bine reli­a­bil­i­ty, func­tion­al­i­ty, com­fort and beau­ty.Sofas in classic style

Key Features

Clas­si­cal fur­ni­ture has some fea­tures com­mon to all styles:

  • Clas­sic fur­ni­ture is sym­met­ri­cal. It is char­ac­ter­ized by straight lines, reg­u­lar geo­met­ric shapes. This is espe­cial­ly true for antique-style inte­ri­ors.
  • Lux­u­ri­ous mod­els in the pro­posed style are char­ac­ter­ized by the pres­ence of decor (stuc­co, carv­ings, inlays), which is typ­i­cal even for the most con­cise mod­els. The fur­ni­ture will com­ple­ment the refined inte­ri­or of such clas­si­cal trends as baroque, roco­co or empire.
  • For the man­u­fac­ture of fur­ni­ture of this type, nat­ur­al mate­ri­als are used — wood of valu­able tree species, lux­u­ri­ous fab­rics for sofa uphol­stery, which is typ­i­cal even for such a strict, ascetic style direc­tion as clas­si­cism.
  • For uphol­stered clas­sic fur­ni­ture, restrained col­ors of the uphol­stery of the sofa are char­ac­ter­is­tic: white, gray or brown tones, beige, col­ors of nat­ur­al min­er­als (dark green or blue), bur­gundy. Retro prints are used for decor: stripes, damask or flo­ral orna­ments.
  • Clas­si­cal fur­ni­ture has a nation­al fla­vor. For exam­ple, there are tra­di­tion­al Eng­lish, Ital­ian, French and even Amer­i­can clas­sics.

Clas­sic sofas can exact­ly repeat tra­di­tion­al pat­terns or rep­re­sent their ultra-mod­ern styling. Regard­less of this, clas­sic mod­els are dis­tin­guished by high qual­i­ty work­man­ship and expen­sive mate­ri­als.

Clas­sic is always the best, includ­ing tech­nol­o­gy. There­fore, ultra-mod­ern fur­ni­ture of this style direc­tion is equipped with inno­v­a­tive mech­a­nisms, fillers and acces­sories of the high­est qual­i­ty.

Advantages of sofas in classic style

The fol­low­ing fea­tures of clas­sic sofas are their absolute advan­tages:

  • The clas­sic mod­el will dec­o­rate any, even the most sophis­ti­cat­ed inte­ri­or, bring an ele­ment of lux­u­ry, ele­gance and respectabil­i­ty into it, and can become the cen­ter of the com­po­si­tion.
  • Such fur­ni­ture demon­strates the sta­tus of the own­er.
  • Clas­sic prod­ucts are often made to order, tak­ing into account the anthro­po­met­ric data of the own­er, which makes such fur­ni­ture even more com­fort­able.

Since inte­ri­or items made in this style are of high qual­i­ty mate­ri­als, they will last for many years and may even­tu­al­ly become antiques.

The dis­ad­van­tages include the high cost of such inte­ri­or items, and expen­sive mate­ri­als make their main­te­nance and restora­tion no less expen­sive. Anoth­er dis­ad­van­tage is that the weight of clas­sic mod­els is often large, so they can hard­ly be called mobile.

Varieties of sofas in a classic style

Fea­tures of clas­sic sofas depend on the style direc­tion in which the fur­ni­ture is made. The “clas­sic” style com­bines the fol­low­ing areas:

Empire. It is char­ac­ter­ized by palace pom­pos­i­ty and pre­ten­tious­ness. Lux­u­ri­ous mod­els of sofas in the Empire style have a bright, col­or­ful uphol­stery, rich decor. For exam­ple, gild­ing, bronze or brass over­lays, com­plex carv­ings, etc. Pri­ma­ry col­ors: sil­ver, ivory, light woods.
Neo­clas­sic. Sofas in this case are light, ele­gant, out­ward­ly rem­i­nis­cent of tra­di­tion­al Eng­lish fur­ni­ture, but not so bulky.
Clas­si­cism. The main fea­ture of the style is straight legs in the form of small columns taper­ing down­wards, with a round or square sec­tion, with flutes. Unlike oth­er clas­sic styles, where the legs form a sin­gle whole with a wood­en frame, here they are a sep­a­rate ele­ment with a cube-shaped joint, dec­o­rat­ed with carved rosettes. The back­rest and arm­rests are sep­a­rate ele­ments that have an inde­pen­dent shape and are straight­ened. The direc­tion is char­ac­ter­ized by con­cise­ness, rig­or.
Goth­ic. This is a strict, refined style, which is char­ac­ter­ized by decor with point­ed shapes. Goth­ic sofas are char­ac­ter­ized by forged met­al legs, dec­o­ra­tive gild­ing, dark (pur­ple, black or red) col­or of sofa uphol­stery made of vel­vet, bro­cade, satin, tapes­try.
Baroque. Mod­els of uphol­stered fur­ni­ture made in this style are dis­tin­guished by smooth lines, mas­sive­ness, refined, but not exces­sive decor (carv­ing, gild­ing), prac­ti­cal­i­ty, and con­ve­nience.
Roco­co. The style is char­ac­ter­ized by lux­u­ri­ous mod­els of light-col­ored sofas, rich­ly dec­o­rat­ed with carv­ings, stuc­co, uphol­stery pat­terns, but not as delib­er­ate­ly as in the Empire style.
Antiq­ui­ty. Uphol­stered fur­ni­ture with a carved wood­en frame has stream­lined shapes, expen­sive uphol­stery in bright col­ors or all shades of white.

Sizes and shapes

The tra­di­tion­al form of a clas­sic sofa is a rec­tan­gu­lar seat, round­ed or curved back. It is pos­si­ble to use curved arm­rests and legs. It can be tra­di­tion­al sofas or couch­es with legs made of wrought iron or carved wood, clas­sic mod­els uphol­stered in gen­uine leather with straight or curved back and arm­rests in the shape of a com­ma.

To design ultra-mod­ern inte­ri­ors, mod­els of non-tra­di­tion­al shapes are made (for exam­ple, a clas­sic cor­ner sofa). With such a non-stan­dard form for this style, the mod­el will be made of nat­ur­al wood with expen­sive uphol­stery and rich dec­o­ra­tive trim.

Often cor­ner mod­els have a leather cov­er and lift­ing mech­a­nisms for access to the stor­age sys­tem.

Cut­ting-edge mod­els can be more func­tion­al than tra­di­tion­al ones. For exam­ple, a clas­sic pull-out sofa can have a tra­di­tion­al look, but be equipped with an inno­v­a­tive mech­a­nism for lift­ing or unfold­ing.

In size, the mod­els can resem­ble wide chairs designed for 1–2 peo­ple. There are dou­ble, triple and wider sofas. Depend­ing on the style, fur­ni­ture can be light, airy, or heavy, sol­id and mas­sive, which is espe­cial­ly true for leather mod­els.

Materials for manufacturing

For the pro­duc­tion of clas­sic fur­ni­ture, which most often belongs to the pre­mi­um cat­e­go­ry, expen­sive nat­ur­al mate­ri­als are used. Often these are mod­els with a wood­en frame made of sol­id nat­ur­al wood: wal­nut, oak, beech, ash, yew, cher­ry, birch, etc.

Occa­sion­al­ly, the frame is made of nat­ur­al ply­wood or met­al. For the design of arm­rests, back­rests, even more valu­able ones are often used — red woods (mahogany, teak, cam­pas, rose­wood, etc.), black ebony, etc.

For dec­o­ra­tion, gild­ing or sil­ver­ing, ivory, brass, bronze, tor­toise­shell are used, which great­ly increas­es the cost of the fin­ished prod­uct.

Often, clas­sic mod­els are dec­o­rat­ed with semi-pre­cious stones: agate, amethyst, jasper, quartz, jade, lapis lazuli, amber, or oth­ers.

And for fill­ing, inno­v­a­tive tech­nolo­gies and mate­ri­als are used — blocks with iso­lat­ed springs, nat­ur­al foamed latex, less often — holofiber, polyurethane foam.

Upholstery materials for classic sofas

Gen­uine leather is often used as a cov­er­ing. For the uphol­stery of the sofa, nat­ur­al fab­rics are used: vel­vet, bro­cade, satin, tapes­try and oth­ers. Ultra-mod­ern tex­tiles con­tain a small amount of syn­thet­ic fibers that increase its wear resis­tance, strength, and elas­tic­i­ty.

Selection Tips

The refined inte­ri­or, dec­o­rat­ed in a clas­sic style, is char­ac­ter­ized by the fact that all room fur­ni­ture com­ple­ments each oth­er. There­fore, the sofa should organ­i­cal­ly fit in style and col­or into the over­all com­po­si­tion. It can be the cen­ter of the com­po­si­tion, its main focus, under which the rest of the fur­ni­ture set and ele­ments of the room dec­o­ra­tion are select­ed.

Clas­sic sofas are made from expen­sive mate­ri­als and with exquis­ite decor. Cus­tomiza­tion of the fin­ished prod­uct is often not pos­si­ble. There­fore, it is impor­tant to accu­rate­ly deter­mine the para­me­ters of the future acqui­si­tion and com­pare them with the size of the room.

When choos­ing light mod­els with leather or tex­tile uphol­stery, it is impor­tant to remem­ber the specifics of their care and oper­at­ing rules. So, a leather sofa is not suit­able for relax­ing by the fire­place. Its uphol­stery does not tol­er­ate high tem­per­a­tures and dry air.

Light silky sur­faces are not suit­able for fam­i­lies with small chil­dren. Such fab­rics quick­ly become greasy, and clean­ing will require the help of pro­fes­sion­als.

When choos­ing a clas­sic sofa with a lift­ing or slid­ing mech­a­nism, you should not save on qual­i­ty. In addi­tion, it must be tak­en into account that fur­ni­ture with a wood­en frame, espe­cial­ly leather cov­ered fur­ni­ture, is heavy, so the shock absorber pow­er should be max­i­mum.