Let’s get technical – Is the Abbracci a couch or a Sofa?

Couch or Sofa? Sofa of Couch?

Does it matter?


Practically it does not matter, but technically and according to Elle Décor and Wikipedia, a sofa may just be a more formal idea of a couch.


So, where does that leave us?


Allow us to take you through the back story of why a sofa and a couch should not be used interchangeably.


A couch originates from the French word “couche” which means “to lie down”, while sofa is derived from the Arabic word “suffah” which means “bench or lounge”.


Looking at how the two descriptions originate from two totally different functionalities of a very similar innovation, we understand now why in the world of design and premium brands, those two words carry a clear distinction.


You will rarely hear an interior, industrial or product designer refer to that piece of furniture as a couch because a high-end seating element is a SOFA and not a couch.


For us at GHIDNI1961, this absolutely settles the argument, and confirms our emotional and technical connection with the term “SOFA” as a premium furniture brand.


But we don’t just stop there and take all this a notch further…


Each one of our sofas carries a distinct creative character, and a uniquely crafted functionality that is represented by every element that goes into its structure.


Let’s take the Abbracci, for example…


When our Queen of Cotemporary Expression, Lorenza Bozzoli, started to add her touches to our 2020 collection, she created the Abbracci, she was inspired by an embracive hug that encompasses the sitter with the lushness of its leather and the vigour of its metal structure.


This expression of perfection is not only how the Abbracci provides physical comfort but also a testimony to the emotional richness it provides while embracing you as you lounge in your space of choice.


This is why, for us at GHIDINI1961, every piece of art we create is the child of creativity and craftmanship, fully deserving of a noble name that describes the joy it brings to our life.


For us, we refer to every sofa by its name, we know its pedigree and we revere it with the love and admiration it deserves for all the pleasure it provides to us and our clients.


GHIDINI1961 – Brass and Design for Life.