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The rise of the high-back sofa

Top ten office high-backs

In recent years, the open plan office has seen a big increase in informal meeting spaces. Partly as a response to loss of desk ownership and the need to support flexible working, but also to alleviate pressure on formal meeting rooms.

High-back sofas, when positioned facing each other, provide semi-private spaces with surprisingly good acoustic qualities. The market is awash with every major manufacturer providing a version, including options that close off one end and include fixed tables and fitted AV.

Here’s our top ten (in no particular order!):

Vitra Alcove

Vitra Alcove

 

 

Naughtone ‘Cloud’Naughtone Cloud

 

Connection ‘Hive’

connection - hive - highback - sovibrant

 

Prooff ‘Niche’

Prooff Niche

 

Boss Design ‘Cocoon’

Boss Design Cocoon

 

Neinkamper ‘Tuxedo’

Neinkamper Tuxedo

 

Bene ‘Parcs’

Bene Parcs

 

Allemuir ‘Haven’

Allermuir Haven

 

Task ‘Stripes’

Task Stripes

 

Joergensen ‘EJ 400-B’

Joergensen EJ 400-B

 

Orangebox ‘Cwtch’

Orangebox Cwtch

 

HK Hjelle ‘Duo’

HK Hielle Duo

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