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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IKEA Klippan Loveseat
Drawing of a woman sitting on the IKEA Klippan Loveseat for scale comparison

The IKEA Klippan Loveseat is a simple everyday loveseat with built-in seat and back cushions. Introduced in the 1980s by IKEA, the Klippan Loveseat remains popular today as people find new ways to customize its appearance with the addition of custom covers and fabrics patterns. The structure is a mix of plywood and particleboard and stands on steel legs.

The IKEA Klippan Loveseat measures 70.875” (180 cm) wide, 34.625” (88 cm) deep, and 26” (66 cm) high. The seat has a width of 59” (150 cm), a depth of 21.25” (54 cm), and sits at 16.875” (50 cm) above the floor.

Drawings of the IKEA Klippan Loveseat with dimensions measured on the front elevation, side, back, and plan views
The IKEA Klippan Loveseat is a simple everyday loveseat with built-in seat and back cushions. Introduced in the 1980s, the Klippan remains popular today as people find new ways to customize its appearance with the addition of custom covers and fabrics patterns.

The IKEA Klippan Loveseat measures 70.875” (180 cm) wide, 34.625” (88 cm) deep, and 26” (66 cm) high. The seat has a width of 59” (150 cm), a depth of 21.25” (54 cm), and sits at 16.875” (50 cm) above the floor.

Drawings of the IKEA Klippan Loveseat with dimensions measured on the front elevation, side, back, and plan views
IKEA Klippan Loveseat
Height:
26” | 66 cm
Width:
Length:
70.875” | 180 cm
Depth:
34.625” | 88 cm
Seat Height
21.25” | 54 cm
Arm Height
26” | 66 cm
Weight:
Area:

Width (Seat): 59” | 150 cm
Height (Seat): 16.875” | 50 cm

Materials
Plywood and particleboard frame, steel legs; Polyurethane foam, polyester fabric cushions
Designer
IKEA
Year
2003

Drawings include:
IKEA Klippan Loveseat front elevation, front (woman sitting), back, side, plan

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Womb Settee

The Womb Settee was formed by application of foam molded over a fiberglass shell. It also features a steel base finished with polished chrome. This technique allowed for a single-piece seat shell that supported the natural posture of the human body when seated. Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1948, the Womb Settee was his response to the prominence of more robust chairs of the time.

The Womb Settee has an overall height of 35.5” (90 cm), length of 62.25” (158 cm), and depth of 34” (86 cm). The seat height of the Womb Settee is set at 16” (41 cm) with arm heights of 20.5” (52 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Womb Settee with height, length and depth measurements
Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1948, the Womb Settee was his response to the prominence of more robust chairs of the time. The Womb Settee was formed by application of foam molded over a fiberglass shell. It also features a steel base finished with polished chrome.

The Womb Settee has an overall height of 35.5” (90 cm), length of 62.25” (158 cm), and depth of 34” (86 cm). The seat height of the Womb Settee is set at 16” (41 cm) with arm heights of 20.5” (52 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Womb Settee with height, length and depth measurements
Womb Settee
Height:
35.5” | 90 cm
Width:
Length:
62.25” | 158 cm
Depth:
34” | 86 cm
Seat Height
16” | 41 cm
20.5” | 52 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Powder-coated steel frame; fiberglass shell; upholstered foam cushions; polyester padding
Designer
Eero Saarinen
Year
1948

Drawings include:
Womb Settee front elevation, side, back, plan

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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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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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Manervia Settee

The Manervia Settee consists of a solid wood frame, rolled arms that flare out, and tapered, round legs. Designed by Zipcode Design, the Manervia Settee offers a contemporary silhouette and is scaled to fit spaces of all sizes. The fabric is of acrylic upholstery, creating a woven texture, and the legs are finished in black.

The Manervia Settee has an overall height of 34.75” (88 cm), length of 50.25” (128 cm), and depth of 30” (76 cm). The seat height of the Manervia Settee is set at 20” (51 cm) with arm heights of 25.75” (65 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Manervia Settee with height, length, and depth dimensions
The Manervia Settee consists of a solid wood frame, rolled arms that flare out, and tapered, round legs. Designed by Zipcode Design, the Manervia Settee offers a contemporary silhouette and is scaled to fit spaces of all sizes. The fabric is of acrylic upholster with a woven texture.

The Manervia Settee has an overall height of 34.75” (88 cm), length of 50.25” (128 cm), and depth of 30” (76 cm). The seat height of the Manervia Settee is set at 20” (51 cm) with arm heights of 25.75” (65 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Manervia Settee with height, length, and depth dimensions
Manervia Settee
Height:
34.75” | 88 cm
Width:
Length:
50.25” | 128 cm
Depth:
30” | 76 cm
Seat Height
20” | 51 cm
25.75” | 65 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Solid wood frame; foam cushions; polyester blend upholstery
Designer
Zipcode Design
Year

Drawings include:
Manervia Settee front elevation, side, back, plan

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