Dean

With firm seat cushions, a shallow depth and thick welting along the tight-back cushions, the Dean sofa combines vintage styling with comfortable seating. The simple shape and wide arms anchor your room with strong, architectural lines.

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Cushion Details

Wrapped foam

  • Eco-friendly, high-resiliency foam core wrapped in fiber padding, encased in ticking
  • Offers a structured, supportive sit
  • Creates a neat, tailored appearance
  • Will soften with use, but designed to retain its shape
Wrapped foam cross-section

Frames

Made to the same high standards as all of our furniture, each one of our upholstery frames is built to last.

Kiln-dried, engineered hardwood

We use kiln-dried, engineered hardwood in all of our upholstery frames. Often used for structural beams, engineered hardwood is made by pressing thin layers of solid wood together. Kiln-drying removes moisture, minimizing seasonal expansion and contraction. This stable hardwood material resists warping and cracking for lasting durability.

Reinforced joinery

We reinforce every joint in our frames for added stability. Precision-cut parts interlock like puzzle pieces and are reinforced with eco-friendly glues, screws or staples and corner blocks. Reinforced joinery ensures your seating holds together, even with years of frequent use.

Kiln-dried, engineered hardwood
Reinforced joinery

Suspension

Sinuous coil

A sinuous coil suspension consists of s-shaped metal springs that are stretched across the frame. The coils are securely attached with clips that allow the metal to flex while still remaining supportive. Because each coil is independently attached to the frame, you'll barely feel it when someone sits down next to you.

Sinuous coil suspension

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Dean 88" Sofa
 
4.7

(based on 32 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (30)
  • Comfortable (27)
  • Comfortable sit (27)
  • Well made (27)
  • Cushions hold shape (25)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Primary seating (20)
    • Watching TV (20)
    • Informal (18)
    • Formal (15)
    • Large spaces (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Modern/contemporary (21), Classic/traditional (6), Eclectic (6), Survivalist / minimalist (6), Mid-century modern (4)

    Reviewed by 32 customers

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    5.0

    Quality Product

    By Randy

    from Overland Park, KS

    Style Modern/contemporary, Vintage

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable sit
    • Cushions hold shape
    • Great design
    • Well made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Formal
      • Informal
      • Lounging
      • Primary seating
      • Watching TV

      Customer comments about Dean 88" Sofa:

      I've had the couch for a little over 1 month now and it sits firm but comfortable. The quality of the construction is high and I am pleased with my purchase.

      Service and delivery comments:

      R&B provided plenty of notice and flexibility with the delivery date & time.

      • I live in a:
      • Apartment/condo
      • This product is used in my:
      • Living room/family room/great room

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      5.0

      Functional and Beautiful

      By FormerlyPhilly

      from Jersey City, NJ

      Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable sit
      • Cushions hold shape
      • Great design
      • Well made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Informal
        • Large spaces
        • Lounging
        • Primary seating
        • Watching TV

        Customer comments about Dean 88" Sofa:

        We've had this sofa for about a month and we couldn't be happier. The sofa is definitely on the firm side but we love that you don't sink down into it. We got the stock charcoal fabric and love that it's a great neutral color that goes with just about anything. It's our primary use sofa (we don't have any other seating options) and the build quality makes it feel like it's going to hold up for a very long time.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Sofa arrived in a less than a week and in perfect condition. Delivery was smooth and painless, and we appreciated the phone call a few days before the delivery to confirm all the details.

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        • Apartment/condo
        • This product is used in my:
        • Living room/family room/great room

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        5.0

        Modern but classic

        By ranvik

        from Bellingham, WA

        Style Classic/traditional, Eclectic, Modern/contemporary, Vintage

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable fabric
        • Comfortable sit
        • Cushions hold shape
        • Great design
        • Well made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Formal
          • Informal
          • Large spaces
          • Primary seating
          • Watching TV

          Customer comments about Dean 88" Sofa:

          This is an artfully designed couch with a squared off look that works in either a modern or classic room. I also purchased the companion single large single chair and they look great in my living room which is open to the dining area and kitchen. They were exactly what I wanted and the dark gray compliments the light gray walls, white trim and green accents. This couch and chair are very firm but really comfortable.

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          5.0

          Love this sofa!

          By mn_homeowner

          from Golden Valley MN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable fabric
          • Comfortable sit
          • Great design
          • Well made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Informal
            • Primary seating

            Customer comments about Dean 88" Sofa:

            I just remodeled and bought all new furniture for my main floor. I wanted a couch that I could sit on comfortably - no sinking down, good back support, and not too deep. Of course, it also had to look good. This couch is perfect. At first I thought it looked too stiff, but I've added some pillows and it looks great. The room isn't that big, and the 'tightness' of the design doesn't overwhelm the room.

            Service and delivery comments:

            The deliver guys were great, but were challenged getting this in the door. They finally took off the legs, but by then the new woodwork got pretty nicked up in the process. Initially, I was pretty happy with R&B's response - they agreed to send out a painter to repair the damage. That meant four hours off work - but managable. Then, they forgot to tell the painter to come - so I need to take four more hours off work to actually see the painter. Then, the painter didn't finish, and so four more hours off work the next week. They did apologize when I pointed out that their error resulted in me missing 12 hours of work. However, at that point I would have expected something additional - % or $ off coupon or something.

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            3.0

            Not very comfortable/initially smells

            By Sofa

            from Denver, CO

            Style Modern/contemporary

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great design

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable fabric
            • Uncomfortable sit

            Best Uses

            • Informal

            Customer comments about Dean 88" Sofa:

            Used a main sofa in main living space. Quite chemical smelling at first. Cushions are hard - not a cushy couch. Looks great with my contemporary design.

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            5.0

            Love the Dean sofa

            By Susan & Steve

            from San Diego

            Style Modern/contemporary

            Pros

            • Comfortable fabric
            • Comfortable sit
            • Cushions hold shape
            • Great design
            • Well made

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Primary seating

              Customer comments about Dean 88" Sofa:

              We worked with [@]at the Orange County store and she helped us select the 88" inch Dean sofa in a cream material. We absolutely love it. It has beautiful, classic lines. It doesn't have back pillows, so it never looks sloppy. We like that it comfortably seats 3 people. It's firm and it feels like it has longevity. Because of the neutral color, I feel like I can change the look with different accent pillows in years to come. Once again, very happy with R&B and their products. We paired this with 2 Amos swivel chairs and could not be happier. Thanks, [@], for a job well done! And on top of that, the delivery guys are super.

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              5.0

              Great, classic

              By Mona

              from San Mateo, CA

              Style Classic/traditional

              Pros

              • Comfortable sit
              • Cushions hold shape
              • Well made

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Primary seating
                • Watching TV

                Customer comments about Dean 88" Sofa:

                Bought the sofa in Dustin Slate 2 years ago. Looks brand new. Good quality, firm. Classic yet a little modern, I think. Clean lines. Frame has already held up for 3 moves; seems like it will last. Plan to re-upholster it in a few years...

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                5.0

                Perfect everyday sofa

                By Tom and Donna

                from Denver, CO

                Style Art Decomid-century

                Pros

                • Comfortable fabric
                • Comfortable sit
                • Cushions hold shape
                • Great design
                • Well made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lounging
                  • Watching TV

                  Customer comments about Dean 88" Sofa:

                  An exceptionally well-made sofa, with durable but soft-to-the-touch, easy care fabric. This is our most-used piece of furniture. It's where we watch TV, hang out with the dog (whose fur vacuums right off the material) and generally relax. The lines are perfect; the details are beautiful and the sofa has held its shape after almost two years of dialy use.

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                  • TV room

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                  5.0

                  Sleek, yet comfortable

                  By Briguy

                  from Milwaukee, WI

                  Style Mid-century modern

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable fabric
                  • Comfortable sit
                  • Cushions hold shape
                  • Great design
                  • Well made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Informal
                    • Large spaces
                    • Lounging
                    • Watching TV

                    Customer comments about Dean 88" Three-Cushion Sofa:

                    We were looking for a comfortable couch for a basement family room--and one that could fit down a fairly narrow stairway. This one fits the bill perfectly. The legs were removable, so despite its relatively large size, it made it through a 29.5" wide opening. The gray velvet fabric has just a bit of blue in it, which looks great with the natural stone of our fireplace. It also seats three very comfortably for movie viewing. We bought the ottoman, as well, which is a good deal sturdier than any of the other "brands" we considered.

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                    5.0

                    Love, love, love my Dean sofas!

                    By Angemima

                    from Milwaukee, WI

                    Style Mid-century modern

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable fabric
                    • Comfortable sit
                    • Cushions hold shape
                    • Great design
                    • Well made

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large spaces
                      • Lounging
                      • Watching TV

                      Customer comments about Dean 88" Three-Cushion Sofa:

                      I shopped online and in stores for months before settling on the Dean sofa. I couldn't be more pleased with the purchase! We have two 88" Dean sofas in our living room, where I expect they'll stand up well to kids, TV watching, book reading, and lounging. The cushions are firm but comfortable, and the gray velvet is a perfect neutral for us. The low profile provides just the right amount of visual separation between our open concept living room and dining room.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Room and Board offers world-class customer service. Thanks to multiple calls from customer service--as well as the delivery men--I knew exactly when to expect my delivery. The delivery men were polite, prompt, and friendly. Setup was perfect. Good customer service can be hard to come by these days, but Room and Board got it right, from beginning to end.

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