Ian

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Description

Ian offers the best of both worlds—a clean, modern design that's comfortable and family friendly. Sophisticated details like welting and tight back cushions give this sofa a tailored look, but wide arms and plush seat cushions create an inviting spot for relaxing.

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Care & Fit

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

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Cushion Details

Seat cushion type: wrapped foam

  • Eco-friendly, high-resiliency foam core wrapped in fiber padding, encased in ticking

Back cushion type: foam and fiber

  • Eco-friendly, high-resiliency foam topped with a layer of fiber padding

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.

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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:  McCreary Modern of North Carolina

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Ian

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Room & BoardIan 81" Sofa
 
4.5

(based on 62 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (56)
  • Great design (52)
  • Well made (49)
  • Comfortable sit (48)
  • Cushions hold shape (40)

Cons

  • Cushions lose shape (4)
  • Uncomfortable sit (4)

Best Uses

  • Primary seating (35)
  • Watching TV (32)
  • Informal (29)
  • Lounging (29)
  • Small spaces (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (33), Eclectic (17), Classic/traditional (14), Mid-century modern (11), Survivalist / minimalist (9)

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1.0

Looks better than it feels

By DC Condo Dweller

from Washington DC

Style Classic/traditional, Eclectic, Modern/contemporary

Pros

  • Comfortable fabric
  • Great design
  • Great Lines - Looks Great

Cons

  • Ages Poorly
  • Cushions lose shape
  • Uncomfortable sit

Best Uses

  • Informal

Customer comments about Ian 81" Sofa:

I love that these are made in smaller sizes - I have two of them in an L formation as the primary seating in my living room. I've owned a lot of R&B furniture, and these sofas fall down in two ways that I've come to expect R&B to excel in. First, these are just not comfortable to sit on for more than ten minutes - your butt falls asleep. We often go and sit on my OLD R&B sofa in my study because it's 1000X more comfortable. Also, the cushions lost their shape very quickly - and the seams moved around so that in addition to feeling bad, they look funny. I've owned these for three years, but they were already showing signs of age after a year, which is really weird because 95% of the time, we sit in the chairs in my living room rather than on the couches because they're not comfortable, so it's not like they've experienced high-wear.

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

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4.0

Clean lines & tailored look

By City Couple

from Tampa, FL

Style Mid-century modern

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable sit
  • Great design
  • Pretty Fabric
  • Well made

Cons

  • Not A Good Lounging Sofa
  • Uncomfortable sit

Best Uses

  • Small spaces

Customer comments about Ian 73" Sofa:

Love the look, quality, no back cushion, clean lines and tailored look of this sofa! This is harder to find in a sofa than one would think! All the criteria I thought were important to me when I bought it. After great delivery and living with the sofa for 30 days, and ending up not using it, I realized that while the Ian 73" scale was perfect for my small apartment and it was comfortable to sit "formally" on,but I don't sit formally at home. I like to curl my legs up and it was too small for me to do that. My husband and I need to be able to lay down on it,lounge comfortably to read or watch a movie or sleep. The sofa length and seat depth ultimately were too short and narrow for our needs. We need more functionality for the way we live. So we may have to go with something that the scale is a bit oversized for our space but works for the way we want to use the sofa. Love Room & Board and the quality of the sofa is great and the delivery service was the best!

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

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5.0

Beautiful sofa

By Nostalgia

from Waco, TX

Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Informal
    • Primary seating
    • Small spaces

    Customer comments about Ian 81" Sofa:

    I am absolutely thrilled with my new Ian sofa! It looks great in my living room. It has clean lines, it is very comfortable, and the fabric is both soft and durable.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Prompt and professional.

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    5.0

    Classy & Comfy - just like me

    By R&B #1 Fans

    from Minneapolis, MN

    Style Eclectic

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Formal
      • Lounging
      • Primary seating
      • Watching TV

      Customer comments about Ian 90" Sofa:

      The Ian sofa is a beautiful addition to our living area. While 90 " seems large for a condo - the room needed a sofa that would offset our large leather side chairs. This sofa did the trick and is both comfortable and classy looking.
      As we have been R&B fans for years - this piece fits nicely with all of our other R&B furnishings.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Our delivery service was impeccable. We live in a 4th floor condo with one smaller elevator. The delivery guys has to remove the feet to get it to fit in the elevator and had to make sharp turns to get it into our home. They managed all of this in a very professional manner. No dings, scrapes, etc. The delivery window given was followed to a "T". We are extremely pleased with the overall service provided by R&B.

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      • Apartment/condo
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      4.0

      Great

      By Eastside woman

      from New york ny

      Style Classic/traditional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable fabric
      • Comfortable sit
      • Great design
      • Love Love Love The Back
      • Love the color
      • Love The Styling

      Cons

      • Middle Seating Bit Saggy

      Best Uses

      • Lounging
      • Small spaces
      • Watching TV

      Customer comments about Ian 73" Sofa:

      I did shopping for everyone else. Dont look anywhere else i did for months. No back cushions to get messedup. Perfect sofa and great design for value.

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      • Apartment/condo
      • This product is used in my:
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      5.0

      Beautiful, budget-friendly sofa

      By Anneliese

      from Albuquerque, NM

      Style Eclectic, International

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large spaces
        • Lounging
        • Primary seating

        Customer comments about Ian 73" Sofa:

        I bought the Ian 73" sofa as a companion piece to the Dean leather sofa I purchased at the same time. I needed sofas in a hurry, having sold my previous sofas on a whim the day before. Beanbags and lawn chairs lose their appeal quickly once you hit 40.

        The customer service rep suggested the Ian as a great companion to the Dean leather sofa (I don't love matching suites of furniture, and prefer to mix and match), and was able to find a 73" Ian sofa in the Vessel chenille in stock for immediate delivery.

        The two sofas look perfect together, and I couldn't be happier. The customer support I received was phenomenal, and as a result I have two sofas that are really comfortable, very good-looking, and that are upholstered with fabrics that will stand the beating of a two year old.

        The Ian couch is "my" couch, and I've spent the last three nights and mornings testing it out. The arms are the perfect height and the seat pillows are already starting to soften a bit and sit less like a "new sofa". I think I'll be very happy with this sofa for many years.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Service was wonderful, everyone did exactly what they said they would, and everyone made sure we were happy with the service provided before we completed our interaction.

        The delivery staff were fantastic as well. I appreciate everyone on the Room & Board team.

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        5.0

        Excellent Value, Great Sofa

        By Love Great Values

        from Kirkland, WA

        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
          • Primary seating
          • Watching TV

          Customer comments about Ian 90" Sofa:

          We were looking for an affordable, stylish and comfortable sofa and this was our first choice.
          We love it and would recommend it.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Perfect delivery, the guys were on time, super polite and nice.

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          • This product is used in my:
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          4.0

          LOVE this sofa

          By Jennji

          from Atlanta, GA

          Style Modern/contemporary

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Informal
            • Primary seating
            • Watching TV

            Customer comments about Ian 90" Sofa:

            We have this sofa in our family room and it gets lots of use from 2 kids, a grandfather and my husband who falls alseep each night watching TV. We love that the sofa cushions are firm and hold up to all the jumping, climbing (and sleeping) it gets. We chose this sofa because the shape lends itself to almost any interior style. We are planning on replacing our accent chairs, tables, etc. this year, and the sofa is a great basic to work around. The color is wonderful and provides a good neutral base to work off of. My only complaint, which is minor, is that the plush fabric shows where someone has been sitting once they get up. This is of course easily fixed by running your hand over the cushion. That is just the nature of some plush fabric, not a flaw in the sofa. We love this sofa and expect to enjoy it for many years.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Prompt, professional and fast.

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            2.0

            Strong Smell

            By AG

            from Maple Grove, MN

            Style Modern/contemporary

            Pros

            • Comfortable sit
            • Great design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Informal
              • Primary seating

              Customer comments about Ian 81" Sofa:

              When we first received this couch, it had a strong new couch smell. We had hoped the smell would diminish over time but it's been about a year and it still smells. We contacted customer service regarding the smell and they sent out new cushions. Unfortunately, the new cushions did not help since the smell is in the foam core backing of the couch as well.

              It is a great looking couch but we are disappointed overall because of the smell of the couch. We have other furniture pieces from Room & Board that we love. This couch does not seems up to their standards.

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              4.0

              Not Bad So Far

              By New Customer

              from Washington, DC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Customer comments about Ian 90" Sofa:

                    Not bad so far. Looks good. Sitting is comfortable but since it's only a few weeks old, I'm curious to how the seat cushions will hold up.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    My delivery was done just fine. They just delivered it and left. Not much to it since I had nothing to move.

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                    • Ian 81" Sofa

                      Q:

                      Can the Ian come in a white or off white microfiber material?
                      Asked on 1/7/2014 by Lisa from St. Louis

                      1 answer

                    • Ian 90" Sofa

                      Q:

                      wrapped foam seat cushions- what is is wrapped with and is the foam soy based?
                      foam/fiber back- what is the fiber?
                      hardwood frame- does this differ from kiln dried?
                      Asked on 10/15/2013 by jess from denver, CO

                      1 answer

                      • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                        A:

                        The Ian wood frame is kiln dried engineered hardwood. The wood is Sustainable Forestry Initiative certified. The inner foam core in the seat cushions is wrapped in additional foam made of at least 20% plant-based material, and the fiber in the back pillows is 100% polyester.

                        Answered on 10/15/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                    • Ian 81" Sofa

                      Q:

                      Is the Turin fabric, in the custom options, stain resistant?
                      Asked on 9/29/2013 by New House Owner

                      1 answer

                      • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                        A:

                        The Turin fabric is not treated with a stain repellant, nor is a microdenier or microthread a part of its weave. Therefore, it should be treated as a normal fabric option, not one that is inherently stain resistant.

                        Answered on 9/29/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                    • Ian 81" Sofa

                      Q:

                      Unfortunately, this beautiful sofa will be subject to direct sun for around 4 hours per day. I can certainly put a throw blanket over the top, but was wondering if anybody has experience with fading. I love the charcoal, which is a bit dark.
                      Asked on 8/25/2013 by couch hunt from San Francisco

                      1 answer

                      • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                        A:

                        All fabrics are subject to some amount of fading, so it's best to protect upholstery from direct sunlight if at all possible. Vessel, the stocked fabric on Ian, is polyester and acrylic blend which gives it some inherent fade resistance. However, a darker color like the charcoal will show fading faster than lighter colors.

                        Answered on 8/26/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                    • Ian 90" Sofa

                      Q:

                      Our front door is 32" wide and we're interested in the Ian 90" sofa. Will there be an issue getting the sofa through the door and into the house?
                      Asked on 8/18/2013 by DC Ashley from Washington, DC

                      1 answer

                      • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                        A:

                        The Ian sofa is 32" high and has removable 2" legs. It should fit through a 32" door if that includes the clearance for the door itself. Please also consider any turns the sofa needs to make to get to its final destination. Our Fit guide may be very helpful for you.

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fegPnvXlZ18&feature=player_embedded

                        Answered on 8/18/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                    • Ian 73" Sofa

                      Q:

                      Hi, Can the Ian Sofa in the 73" size be made with down cushions? Thanks, Charlie
                      Asked on 7/14/2013 by Charlie from Hope,ME.

                      1 answer

                      • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                        A:

                        I am sorry we do not have the option to change the cushions to a down cushion.

                        Answered on 7/15/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                    • Ian 81" Sofa

                      Q:

                      Do the cushion covers zip off? And are the foam and fiber cushions covered with ticking?

                      Not related, but... when are you going to open a store in the Philadelphia area? We are the perfect market for your stores.

                      Thanks,

                      Jeanne
                      Asked on 4/23/2013 by Design Addict from Philadelphia, PA

                      1 answer

                      • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                        A:

                        To answer your question on the cushion, yes on both accounts. The cushion covers do zip off and the foam and fiber cushions are covered with ticking. We love the Philadelphia area and it would be a great spot for a store. Until then, if you make it to New York or Washington DC please be sure to check out our stores there.

                        Answered on 4/23/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
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