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Alcove Sofa

by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2006 — from 4.250,00 €
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4.250,00 *
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3% advance payment discount: 4.122,50 € (Save 127,50 €)

With their Alcove Sofa for Vitra the French brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have created an open retreat, which acts as the eponymous alcove within an otherwise open room. Offering cosy seat and back cushions, the high, flexible panels on the back and side walls, and the spacious interior, Alcove invites you not only to lean back and relax, but remains open for meetings and exchanges.


Product type Sofa

Dimensions in mm
Colours Laser


material sample*

* Distribution of material samples is only possible within Germany.
Material Frame: Chrome plated tubular steel with belt upholstery
Panels: plastic, glass fibre reinforced
Seat cushion filling: polyurethane foam and polyester fibre (Lounge Upholstery)
Back cushion filling: microfibre and polyurethane chips
Upholstery fabrics: Laser (100% polyester Trevira CS) or Credo (95% wool, 5% polyamide)
Variants Available as a love seat, two or three seater and with three different cover materials.
Delivery includes Two large back cushions included with delivery
Additional Cushion Set with two small back cushions and two armrest cushions can be ordered separately.
Care Regular vacuum cleaning is recommended.
Fresh stains can be removed by immediately dabbing with a sponge or damp cloth.
For stubborn stains, professional cleaning is recommended.
Certificates & Sustainability Vitra conform to
ISO 90001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
Warranty 24 months
Product family Alove Highback Sofa
Datasheet Click for more information (ca. 1,2 MB).

Design Story

Before the Vitra Sofa Alcove by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the term "alcove" only referred to a niche, as it were, a room within a room. Exactly this idea was taken by the Bouroullec brothers in the development of the Alcove Sofa. Thus the Vitra sofa is not only equipped with comfortable seat and back cushions, but has high side and rear walls composed of flexible, glass fibre reinforced panels, which protect the sitter but also provide open space within a room. Thus the Alcove forms a cosy place of retreat and relaxation, but remains equally accessible for meetings and exchanges. The Vitra Alcove Sofa is available in three different sizes. A three seater, a two seater and a love seat all of which can be combined to create larger arrangements between and can, if required, be extended by an additional, complementing Vitra Cushion Set.

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