Hess

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Description

For those who love contemporary lines but seek extreme comfort, the Hess leather sofa is the perfect place to unwind. A low-slung frame and thin arms don’t take up much visual space in your room, but the deep seat and blend-down cushions create great space to lounge. Designed to relax over time, the cushions will develop a more casual look while still maintaining their plush feel.

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Care & Fit

Keep your upholstery looking great with our detailed cleaning and care instructions.

Down Cushion Maintenance video

Cushion Details

Seat cushion type: blend down

  • Eco-friendly, high-resiliency foam core wrapped in fiber padding, feathers and down, encased in down-proof ticking

Back cushion type: fiber down blend

  • Feather, fiber and down blend tucked into horizontal channels, encased in down-proof ticking

For more detailed information on our cushion construction, view our Upholstered Furniture Guide

Upon delivery, you can expect your cushions to be fuller and firmer. Cushions will soften and personalize with use. Routine maintenance is required for all cushions.

Watch the Down Cushion Maintenance video

Fabric & Color Ideas

Looking for inspiration?  Our color collections combine colors, patterns and textures to help you create a coordinated look. 

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Learn about the craftsmen: American Leather of Texas

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Hess 89" Sofa
 
4.5

(based on 18 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well made (16)
  • Comfortable sit (15)
  • Great design (13)
  • Comfortable (11)
  • Cushions hold shape (7)

Cons

  • Cushions lose shape (4)

Best Uses

  • Primary seating (13)
  • Lounging (9)
  • Informal (8)
  • Watching TV (8)
  • Large spaces (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (11), Mid-century modern (8), Eclectic (6), Survivalist / minimalist (5)

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5.0

Super Comfy Super Durable 89" Hess sofa

By jenani

from Marin County CA

Style Mid-century modern, Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Informal
    • Lounging
    • Small spaces
    • Snuggling
    • Watching TV

    Customer comments about Hess 89" Sofa:

    This sofa is perfect. I was looking at the Wells, but when I went to the showroom, the Wells felt like I was sitting waiting for an interview at a big law firm. In other words - looked good but not so warm and friendly and meant to be so. Hess is opposite Wells. My fiancé and I sunk into it, and immediately there I was, Don Draper and I, having Lamb Vindalu and IPAs watching Sons of Anarchy. Hey, it works for us. The Rottweiler won't harm this fifth avenue leather, either; can see the dark hair but it's ok. It's going to be with us for several years. And we LOVE it. Bought a charcoal addison book shelf wall unit to go with; perfect.

    • I live in a:
    • House
    • This product is used in my:
    • Bungalow Living Room

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    4.0

    Comfort & Beauty / Cushions Loose Shape

    By Natalie

    from Los Angeles, CA

    Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Cushions lose shape

    Best Uses

    • Informal
    • Primary seating

    Customer comments about Hess 89" Sofa:

    NON Toxic and Made in the USA! I ordered the Hess Leather Sofa in the New York Leather- The comfort is superb, the design is beautiful. I love the leather- guests compliment it and sing its praises. It is the main sofa in our living room, and gets consistent daily use, and the cushions are constantly loosing shape and need to be fluffed daily. This does annoy me because the sofa looses its perfect lines and begins to look a bit frumpy after use.(this may not annoy everyone)
    The con with the leather cushions is that we cannot flip them, we can only fluff and rotate them. So there are "wrinkle craters- in the leather after watching a movie ETC-- This sofa might be perfection if the bottom cushins were stuffed with spring- instead of with down and foam

    Service and delivery comments:

    I have had a comedy of errors with Service and delivery: Firstly was my fault- I ordered the 79" Leather Hess and three weeks later when it arrived I decided to exchange it for the 89". R&B generously offered to exchange it with no service charge for the return. In the meanwhile they told me i could keep the first couch if I took great care of it. So i babied it- and I was told it would be inspected upon return. When the 89" was delivered I saw the delivery guys drop it which chipped and dented the leg.
    They haphazardly took the 79" return without inspecting it- or covering it and left. I called room and board to request a replacement leg for the one that was damaged upon delivery- The following week R&B charged my credit card $300 for the 79" return couch looking like it had been sat on.-- I called to complain-- saying that I had sat on it-- but it was kept cleaner and more pristine than when it was delivered Also saying that the delivery guys were rough with it and I cannot be responsible for an inspection that happened the following week at the factory. R&B reversed the charge. I waited 3 weeks for the new leg to arrive, R&B came to replace the leg, and after they replaced it, they realized that they had ordered and installed the wrong color leg-- so now my new couch and two mismatched legs. They said, sorry we will order you a new one. Three weeks later the new leg arrived and again R&B came to the house- this time with the correct leg - undamaged and in the right color- Finally 6 months after ordering the couch -- it is complete.
    This time the delivery guys left their drill bits at my house- so I had to mail their tools back to them.

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

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    5.0

    Comfortable Retreat

    By Peter B

    from Camas, WA

    Style Eclectic, Mid-century modern

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable fabric
    • Comfortable sit
    • Cushions hold shape
    • Great Mid-century Design
    • Well made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Formal
      • Large spaces
      • Lounging
      • Primary seating

      Customer comments about Hess 89" Sofa:

      We moved to Washington a few months back and left a lot behind, including our living room furniture. We needed to furnish several rooms, but the living room was the focus of our efforts. We looked at several on-line stores and settled on Room & Board for their style and positive reviews across their wide range of furniture. The Hess sofas filled the need for a mid-century look but the closest store was Seattle and not within range. We took a leap of faith and ordered two 89" leather sofas for an opposed seating group. At about $7,000 delivered they were slightly above midrange pricing for the choices out there at the time. We couldn't be happier, the sofas are beautifully designed, very solid, and very comfortable with a great "sit". They've drawn many positive comments from friends and family and are a favorite spot for conversation...just what we were looking for.
      We should also add that the delivery was on schedule within the agreed upon time frame. The crew was excellent in placing these heavy pieces in our home with no collateral damage. They also gave us the time we needed to inspect each piece for any damage or other flaws, we found none. Overall this was an excellent experience.

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

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      5.0

      Highly recommended

      By Carole M

      from NY, NY

      Style Eclectic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable sit

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Lounging
        • Primary seating
        • Watching TV

        Customer comments about Hess 79" Sofa:

        I have a small space and this couch fits perfectly in it without looking too big. Plus I can still lay down fully on it. It's so comfortable that I often don't make it to finishing the shows I watch b/c I fall asleep on the couch.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Couch was finished quickly and they worked with me to make sure I could be there when it came. Whole delivery process took 20 mins.

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

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        1.0

        Uncomfortable

        By jsg

        from East Hampton, NY

        Style Modern/contemporary

        Pros

        • Well made

        Cons

        • Cushions lose shape
        • Uncomfortable sit

        Best Uses

          Customer comments about Hess 89" Sofa:

          I bought this for the living room, expecting to use it to for lounging, reading and watching TV. The color and fabric are great--so is the look. But it's extremely uncomfortable--too short and not deep enough to settle into. Maybe we're too tall for it (I"m 5' 9""), but I am not convinced height is the issue. I've purchased a lot of furniture from Room and Board and this is the first 'loser'. I regret buying it and wish I'd bought another model.

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          • This product is used in my:
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          2.0

          Nice looking but uncomfortable

          By Home obsessed

          from Riverside ca

          Style Eclectic

          Pros

          • Well made

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable sit

          Best Uses

          • Large spaces

          Customer comments about Hess 89" Sofa:

          We sat in store and loved it. Looks beautiful in our home. The big however here is how uncomfortable it is turning out for us to sit on. The seat height on ours is actually 15, not the 17 as stated. Our leg size is 5 inches, not the 6 as stated. I'm not sure what the actual size was in the store, but we are sort of bummed. After sitting for just a while, me knees and behind ache and fall asleep. It is also hard to find a coffee table low enough to put in front of this since not too many come 14 inches high. I have tried a pillow propped behind me and that helps for a while, but the sit of the seat is also super firm which contributes to the discomfort. I do fluff the inside down filler often but doesn't help. For reference for others, I am 5'2" and my husband is 5'8". Expensive purchase of sofa and two chairs that don't get the use and enjoyment they should. Be careful.

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          • This product is used in my:
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          5.0

          Very comfortable, beautiful sofa

          By SFGirl

          from San Marino, CA

          Style Modern/contemporary

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Customer comments about Hess 102" Sofa:

            We purchased the 102" sofa, along with the ottoman, for use in our family room. We special ordered the caribou color leather, and it is a lovely muted olivey brown. The sofa is simple in design, nice clean lines, but so comfortable. My husband (who was a skeptic when we started the search for a more contemporary-styled leather sofa) is hooked. It has only been about a month since we received it, so I cannot comment on whether the cushions will retain their shape, but with 2 kids climbing on and off (and occasionally jumping on) it, it has done well so far.

            Service and delivery comments:

            There was a bit of a delay in the delivery of the sofa from our originally quoted date, but still within the window of time they tell you it will take for a special order color. Our sales associate in Culver City was great in communicating with us on the status of production. Delivery with R&B is always reliable and great.

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

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            5.0

            Great sofa

            By Newly redecorated

            from Palo Alto, CA

            Style Classic/traditional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable sit
            • Great design
            • Well made

            Cons

            • Cushions lose shape

            Best Uses

            • Informal
            • Primary seating
            • Watching TV

            Customer comments about Hess 89" Sofa:

            We love this sofa. The leather can be a bit slippery and probably needs time to "wear" down. The back cushions sometimes lose their shape after sitting on the sofa awhile, so I do need to "re-fluff" them up every few days. Otherwise, a very comfortable sofa with the right height for relaxing and watching tv.

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

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            5.0

            Hess 102" leather

            By bluefronted78

            from Reston, VA

            Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Formal
              • Large spaces
              • Show Piece

              Customer comments about Hess 89" Sofa:

              We bought the longest of the leather hess couches in cape cream. Yes, it is expensive but it looks beautiful in our living room. Paired with natural maple floors, natural maple pisa leaning bookshelves and the herman miller eames chair in walnut, the room is clean and modern.

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

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              5.0

              LOVE this sofa

              By mom of 3

              from Los Altos, CA

              Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Informal
                • Large spaces
                • Lounging
                • Primary seating

                Customer comments about Hess 89" Sofa:

                I have 2 of these sofas in our great/living room. They face each other, with a coffee table in the middle. It is the couch that everyone wants to sit on, and linger at. Every time I sit in it I say how much I love these sofas. The leather is soft, not cold or stiff. And the low profile is so comfortable, and yet doesn't take up a lot of bulk. I could not be happier with this purchase.

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                • Hess 89" Sofa

                  Q:

                  How would I keep the cushions from developing a saggy look?
                  Asked on 7/1/2014 by AL Fan

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    Flipping and rotating your cushions weekly is the key to keep your cushions looking great and to getting the maximum life from your sofa. There's a brief "how-to" video on our website at: http://www.roomandboard.com/modal/down_seat_cushion.ftl?automodal=true which I think you'll find very helpful.

                    Answered on 7/1/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
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                  Q:

                  What is the weight of the 89" Sofa, with and without legs?
                  Asked on 6/9/2014 by Victor

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The Hess 89” Sofa weighs 184 pounds with the legs, and about 164 pounds without.

                    Answered on 6/11/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Hess 89" Sofa

                  Q:

                  What is the arm width? Also, what is the width of the back of the sofa at the very top? I know it gets wider towards the seat. Thank you!
                  Asked on 5/26/2014 by jda312

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The arm width is 4". The width of the top of the sofa is the same as the inside seating which is approximately 79" for the 89" sofa.

                    Answered on 5/27/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Hess 89" Sofa

                  Q:

                  I've seen light colored leather sofas pick up blue stains from people sitting on them wearing dark denim, so I'm wondering if that would happen with this sofa in the stone color. Any ideas? Thanks!
                  Asked on 2/24/2014 by searching for the right sofa from Seattle, WA

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                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    Yes, lighter colored leathers can transfer dye from clothing .

                    Answered on 2/25/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
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