Comments: My wife and I use this sofa to watch tv every day. It replaces a couch that lost it's shape from our use and our cats. What I like most about the Chelsea is its design will ensure that it will keep its shape and stay cat proof.
By couch potato
On Oct 4, 2010
Comments: I love my new couch. The dog peed on our old (read: 6-month old) couch, and besides, it was the most uncomfortable couch ever, from a store that likes scandinavian designs, so this was the final straw to get rid of it.
It took us some time to find our new couch, and I have to say that the employees at the R&B San Francisco store did not make our task any easier. They seemed totally uninterested in me and hubby, and were not very helpful when we asked them questions, so we found this one all on our own.
Based on the fabric swatch and the online picture, I imagined the fabric to be a bit darker, it's pretty light in pumice; but, it still satisfies my "no beige furniture" rule. I also failed to see that the legs would me metal, would have preferred wood, but they're not that obvious.
This is the most comfortable couch ever, for sitting, laying, sleeping, and probably for other things as well. The only drawback is that it is a single cushion couch, so with time, the fabric will probably stretch more and more, and will be stretched and wrinkled in the seat. Right now our couch is < 1yr old, and any stretched out imprints from sitting on it come out, but with time it will probably stretch permanently. I've also already spilled a little white wine on it, and it wiped off easily, and cleaned up nicely, with no residual stain or smell. The dog is not allowed on the couch anymore:).
On Nov 27, 2010
Comments: Needed additional seating in my living room/great room. This really fit the bill. No complaints from guests. And my dog seems to love laying on it as well!
By sharp shopper
On Feb 14, 2011
Comments: My husband and i live on this couch, thats how comfortable it is. My decorator chose this couch for us and we couldn't be happier with the style and quality and thats why we're thinking about getting the armless sofa as well.
By r and b newbie in ny
On Jun 2, 2011
Comments: This couch is comfortable and it seems like it is going to hold its shape for a very long time. i love, love, love it. many couches lose their shape, and start dipping. this one is very sturdy, durable. I can meditate comfortably on this couch. if i had a huge apartment i would buy all the other pieces but i have the couch without the arms. it has been perfect for me and my boyfriend to sit and watch tv, have take-out, and i can even sleep on it becauseit is wide enough for that.
On Oct 17, 2011
Comments: We bought this along with the Chelsea left back sofa, to form a 2-pieced L-shaped sectional - the perfect size and a shape for our great room. The sofa looks great - sleek, taut, and minimalist. I love the styling and the fact that there are no cushions that come loose or misaligned or need straightening or fluffing. Everything stays neat. The two pieces connect very well - I would say seamlessly, but obviously there is a seam. But never any problems with them separating. Love the styling of the legs - nice modern stainless detail. And the ample top/back is great for resting a magazine (or your arm). The one thing this sofa isn't is super-comfy. It is how it looks - tight and stiff - you don't sink into it; you sit ON it. It's not uncomfortable - certainly comfy enough for a couple hours of TV viewing or chatting with friends - but it's NOT the kind of sofa you settle into and just don't want to get up from. I guess you could call it a couch potato deterrent. Hey, who isn't willing to sacrifice a little bit of their inner couch potato in the name of looking fabulous?
On Oct 20, 2011
Comments: I have another, bigger Chelsea couch in another color and bought this one as an accent to it and for additional seating in my living room. I love it! It is so versatile and the fabric is very durable and yet attractive. I also love that it is made in the USA, not China.
On Oct 22, 2011
Comments: We are using our loveseat in our living/bar room as we wanted something sizable but not as big as a couch. So far we think the seat looks fantastic and feels firm and cozy, though it has been only over a month since we have had it. It is adorable and fits two or three small people since we ordered the version without arms. The silver legs look great too. We ordered our seat in the "trip" color and it is a great neutral beige/tan. So far we are pleased and this was our first purchase from R&B, and we did it all online without ever seeing the chair in person.
By Mod furniture fan
On Nov 21, 2011
Comments: It's very sleek. I use it as a sectional with the 89" Chelsea sofa. The combination of the two gives us a lot of seating space without taking up a lot of room.
On Apr 26, 2012
Comments: i live in a tiny studio in manhattan. i bought the armless couch in cement - a grayish color. i love the way this couch feels. i don't like couches that you sink into. i love to watch tv on this couch. it is very supportive and firm and i love that! there was another reviewer who said she meditates on this couch and watches tv and can eat takeout with her boyfriend. i do exactly the same thing.
someday when i have a big house out in the burbs, i will get the whole set. my boyfriend got his couch from another store. mine is much more comfortable. if we could take his back and get this one instead for his apartment, i would do it in a heartbeat.
this is the perfect oouch for me.
i have a love affair with this couch!
A true contemporary classic, the Chelsea sofa offers firm, supportive comfort without the fuss of fluffing pillows or flipping cushions. Chelsea's clean design features a tight back and seat and precise seams to showcase the sculptural shape and distinctive metal legs.
Fabric Description: Darin's multi-colored boucle yarns are highlighted by its simple crosshatch weave. This fabric has a lovely depth of color and texture, while blended synthetic fibers lend softness. Durable enough to handle the whole family and suitable for any scale of furniture.
Material Description: Our 100% recycled aluminum offers a lighter-weight alternative to steel. Beautiful and durable for both our indoor and outdoor furniture, aluminum is highly resistant to corrosion, scratching and denting.
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Spring and foam
Encased spring coils surrounded by eco-friendly, high-resiliency foam, topped with a layer of fiber padding
Offers a structured, supportive sit
Creates a tight, streamlined silhouette
Designed to retain its shape with minimal maintenance
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.
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.
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