This online and Chicago-based store carries several modern sofas under the $1,000 mark. Most styles have metal bases and hardwood frames — they’re simple and the quality is decent for the price.
This French company (with US stores) is known for low-slung modular sofas in uniquely over-the-top patterns. They also collaborate with well known designers, such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Christophe Delcourt, and Hans Hopfer.
This company’s sustainable strategies, which they’ve branded under the name naturalLEE, include using FSC-certified wood for frames, water-based soy finishes, recycled filling for cushions, and organic upholstery fabrics.
Their multiple US stores carry modern and contemporary sofas by A-list designers, and prices range from the low to mid thousands. The quality is high, and they have several exclusive lines.
This London shop aggregates interesting UK designers — people like Donna Wilson, Matthew Hilton, and Russell Pinch. (In America, some of their products can be found through stores like The Future Perfect and De La Espada.)
Launched out of Minnesota in 1997, Blu Dot now sells its furniture through a national network of retail dealers, a store in Soho, and an online shop. Their sofas are streamlined and stylish.
Headquartered out of LA, Modernica manufactures and sells reproductions of modern classics. One of their best known lines is the Mid-C Californian Case Study brand of chairs, beds, and couches.
Styles are basic, modern, and a little on the chunky side. Their specialty is apartment-sized furniture for design-minded people on a budget, and they offer a nice range of upholstery options for standard sofas.