Looking for The Perfect Sofa

I just moved into a new apartment before Christmas, and since I didn’t have room for a sofa in my last home, the space in my new livingroom where it’s supposed to go is now empty. I’ve been dreaming of a vintage Moment sofa, but they are very hard to find, so I’m starting to settle with the thought of a new sofa instead.


My issue with most new sofas though, is that they are all huge and bulky, and take up a lot of space, both literally and visually. Ideally, I want the high legs and petite measurements from the midcentury Danish sofas, but the comfort of modern ones.

I have been considering the Aura from Bolia, but find its lines a little too strict, it doesn’t look inviting enough for what I had in mind. Then I thought about the Söderhamn from Ikea, which is super comfy and stylish, but not quite light enough in its expression. While those are is still in my mind, I think I have found exactly what I’m looking for in the new Cloud sofa from &tradition!
Designed by Italian born, Stockholm based designer Luca Nichetto, ”Cloud has the defined shape of the Danish design tradition and the soft and cosy pillows of the Italian one.” Cosy and welcoming, Cloud envelops the sitter as if a nest, but still maintains a clean, classic shell and silhouette. And it’s upholstered in Kvadrat textiles designed by Raf Simons. Sounds pretty perfect, doesn’t it?


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Ems Designblogg is all about Scandinavian style, soft minimalism and beautiful functionalism. The blog is Sweden's oldest interior design blog and has been up and running since 2005. I strive to fill it with a mix of inspirational and aspirational images from all over the world, while keeping true to my own voice and style, where transparency is key and creative criticism is highly valued. When I'm not blogging, I bake chocolate cakes for my kids, hang around Stockholm's cafés and drink way too many cappuccinos, do some occasional styling work, and try to fit in some inspiring travel adventures in between. If you have any suggestions, propositions for collaborations, other ideas or just want to say hi, throw an email at: [email protected].