Loveseats are small two-seat sofas designed originally as a wider form of the armchair. Also known as double-chairs, loveseats are typically matched with larger couches in living room or family room furniture setups, but their usage today may also include seating in small spaces, informal office break-out spaces, and intimate places to read in libraries or coffee shops.

What is a loveseat?

A loveseat is a sofa for two people (a couple) or in other words, a small two-seat sofa. Also known as a double chair, a loveseat can be purchased on its own or as part of a living room set. A loveseat can come in a variety of styles and forms such as lower backs with higher arm rests.

How long is a loveseat?

There is no set standard of length for a loveseat as it can come in a variety of dimensions in order to fit a variety of rooms and spaces. However, the general range of a loveseat measured from armrest to armrest is between 48 and 72 inches (19 and 28 cm).

Why is a loveseat called a loveseat?

Despite its name, the loveseat was not invented to seat couples or lovers together. Its original intent was to give women more room to sit in their large and lavish dresses. As the fashion of the time changed, so did the loveseat’s use as it became the ideal piece of furniture for two people to engage in close conversation. This kind of seat was in an S-shape in order to face each other, but the loveseat we know today is a side-by-side seating sofa.

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Divina Two-Seater Sofa
Illustration of a girl sitting on the Divina Two-Seater Sofa viewed from the front

The Divina Two-Seater Sofa is a versatile loveseat with clean lines and ample comfort that makes it a great choice for any living room, lobby, or reception area. Designed by Piero Lissoni and manufactured by Knoll, the canted back provides comfort while the chrome-plated steel legs make the piece appear to hover over the floor.

The Divina Two-Seater Sofa has an overall height of 31.25” (79 cm), length of 66” (168 cm), and depth of 35.5” (90 cm). The Divina Two-Seater Sofa has a seat height set at 16.25” (41 cm) and an arm height of 25.25” (64 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings of the Divina Two-Seater Sofa with dimensions
The Divina Two-Seater Sofa is a versatile loveseat with clean lines and ample comfort that makes it a great choice for any living room, lobby, or reception area. The canted back provides comfort while the chrome-plated steel legs make the piece appear to hover over the floor.

The Divina Two-Seater Sofa has an overall height of 31.25” (79 cm), length of 66” (168 cm), and depth of 35.5” (90 cm). The Divina Two-Seater Sofa has a seat height set at 16.25” (41 cm) and an arm height of 25.25” (64 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings of the Divina Two-Seater Sofa with dimensions
Divina Two-Seater Sofa
Height:
31.25” | 79 cm
Width:
Length:
66” | 168 cm
Depth:
35.5” | 90 cm
Seat Height
16.25” | 41 cm
Arm Height
25.25” | 64 cm
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Hardwood frame; chrome-plated steel base and legs; polyurethane cushions; leather upholstery
Designer
Piero Lissoni
Year
2001

Drawings include:
Divina Two-Seater Sofa front elevation, front (person), side, back, plan

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Raleigh Two-Seater Sofa
Scale illustration of a man sitting on the Raleigh Two-Seater Sofa

The Raleigh Two-Seater Sofa draws from midcentury Danish design. Designed by Jeffrey Bernett and Jeffrey Dodziuk, the piece has a canted seatback for a more natural sitting position; the wood frame makes the piece look visually light, and back cushions have removable covers for easy cleaning.

The Raleigh Two-Seater Sofa has an overall height of 34” (86 cm), length of 60” (152 cm), and depth of 35” (89 cm). The Raleigh Two-Seater Sofa has a seat height set at 18” (46 cm) and an arm height of 24” (61 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of the Raleigh Two-Seater Sofa with dimensions for heights, width and depth
The Raleigh Two-Seater Sofa draws from midcentury Danish design. Designed by Jeffrey Bernett and Jeffrey Dodziuk, the piece has a canted seatback for a more natural sitting position; the wood frame makes the piece look visually light, and back cushions have removable covers for easy cleaning.

The Raleigh Two-Seater Sofa has an overall height of 34” (86 cm), length of 60” (152 cm), and depth of 35” (89 cm). The Raleigh Two-Seater Sofa has a seat height set at 18” (46 cm) and an arm height of 24” (61 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of the Raleigh Two-Seater Sofa with dimensions for heights, width and depth
Raleigh Two-Seater Sofa
Height:
34” | 86 cm
Width:
Length:
60” | 152 cm
Depth:
35” | 89 cm
Seat Height
18” | 46 cm
Arm Height
24” | 61 cm
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Foam cushions; fabric or leather upholstery; hardwood frame; oak or walnut external frame
Designer
Jeffrey Bernett & Nicholas Dodziuk
Year
2009

Drawings include:
Raleigh Two-Seater Sofa front elevation, front (person), side, back, plan

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Bantam 73" Sofa
Front elevation drawing of the Bantam 73" Sofa with a person sitting for scale

The Bantam 73” sofa is a loveseat that emulates a soft less-machined brand of modernism that arose out of the United States in the 1930s. Designed by Design Within Reach, the sofa is physically comfortable and aesthetically pleasing with matching piping along the seams and tapered solid wood legs.

The Bantam 73" Sofa has an overall height of 31.5” (80 cm), length of 73.5” (187 cm), and depth of 33” (84 cm). The Bantam 73" Sofa has a seat height set at 18.5” (47 cm) and an arm height of 24” (61 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of the Bantam 73" sofa with dimensions
The Bantam 73” sofa is a loveseat that emulates a soft less-machined brand of modernism that arose out of the United States in the 1930s. Designed by Design Within Reach, the sofa is physically comfortable and aesthetically pleasing with matching piping along the seams and tapered solid wood legs.

The Bantam 73" Sofa has an overall height of 31.5” (80 cm), length of 73.5” (187 cm), and depth of 33” (84 cm). The Bantam 73" Sofa has a seat height set at 18.5” (47 cm) and an arm height of 24” (61 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of the Bantam 73" sofa with dimensions
Bantam 73" Sofa
Height:
31.5” | 80 cm
Width:
Length:
73.5” | 187 cm
Depth:
33” | 84 cm
Seat Height
18.5” | 47 cm
Arm Height
24” | 61 cm
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Foam cushions; hardwood frame; walnut legs; fabric or leather upholstery
Designer
Design Within Reach
Year
2014

Drawings include:
Bantam 73" Sofa front elevation, front (person), side, back, plan

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Burrow Nomad Loveseat
Front elevation drawing of a woman sitting curled up on the Burrow Nomad Loveseat

The Burrow Nomad Loveseat is a customizable and adaptable sofa that is great for large and small spaces alike; the universal and modular design allows the furniture to grow and expand as needed.  Burrow designed the piece with reversible back cushions and a proprietary three-layer foam for a soft initial sit.

The Burrow Nomad Loveseat has an overall height of 35” (89 cm), length of 61” (155 cm), and depth of 36” (91 cm). The Burrow Nomad Loveseat has a seat height set at 17” (43 cm) and an arm height of 25” (64 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings of the Burrow Nomad Loveseat with dimensions
The Burrow Nomad Loveseat is a customizable and adaptable sofa that is great for large and small spaces alike; the universal and modular design allows the furniture to grow and expand as needed. Burrow designed the piece with reversible back cushions and a three-layer foam for a soft initial sit.

The Burrow Nomad Loveseat has an overall height of 35” (89 cm), length of 61” (155 cm), and depth of 36” (91 cm). The Burrow Nomad Loveseat has a seat height set at 17” (43 cm) and an arm height of 25” (64 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings of the Burrow Nomad Loveseat with dimensions
Burrow Nomad Loveseat
Height:
35” | 89 cm
Width:
Length:
61” | 155 cm
Depth:
36” | 91 cm
Seat Height
17” | 43 cm
Arm Height
25” | 64 cm
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Fabric or leather upholstery; hardwood legs; plywood and particleboard frame
Designer
Burrow
Year
2019

Drawings include:
Burrow Nomad Loveseat front elevation, front (woman sitting), back, side, plan

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Theatre Two-Seater Sofa
Elevation drawing of a man using a laptop while sitting on the Theatre Two-Seater Sofa

The Theatre Two-Seater Sofa is a loveseat with simple geometry designed with careful considerations to the human body. Ted Boerner designed the piece combine minimalist appeal with maximum comfort; the sofa has an angled backrest with elevated armrests and a chromed steel base.

The Theatre Two-Seater Sofa has an overall height of 30” (76 cm), length of 60” (152 cm), and depth of 30.5” (77 cm). The Theatre Two-Seater Sofa has a seat height set at 19” (48 cm) and an arm height of 25.5” (65 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Theatre Two-Seater Sofa measuring height, width and depth
The Theatre Two-Seater Sofa is a loveseat with simple geometry designed with careful considerations to the human body. Ted Boerner designed the piece combine minimalist appeal with maximum comfort; the sofa has an angled backrest with elevated armrests and a chromed steel base.

The Theatre Two-Seater Sofa has an overall height of 30” (76 cm), length of 60” (152 cm), and depth of 30.5” (77 cm). The Theatre Two-Seater Sofa has a seat height set at 19” (48 cm) and an arm height of 25.5” (65 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Theatre Two-Seater Sofa measuring height, width and depth
Theatre Two-Seater Sofa
Height:
30” | 76 cm
Width:
Length:
60” | 152 cm
Depth:
30.5” | 77 cm
Seat Height
19” | 48 cm
Arm Height
25.5” | 65 cm
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Hardwood frame; high-density foam cushions; chrome-plated steel base; fabric or leather upholstery
Designer
Ted Boerner
Year
2001

Drawings include:
Theatre Two-Seater Sofa front elevation, front (person), side, back, plan

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