A settee, similar to a sofa, is an upholstered type of seating meant for two to three individuals. With origins dating back to 17th century Europe, the settee originally resembled a chaise lounge chair before smaller arm rests were added on both sides. Settees have features such as exposed wooden legs, high backs, and short or low armrests. Considered to have a smaller and more elegant profile than a sofa, the settee is a type of accent seating and is often sold as part of a larger matched set of furniture pieces.

What is a settee?

A settee is a long and slim seat able to fit two or more people. It looks similar to a bench but it features a back, arms, and is upholstered. A settee is often considered an accent piece and such, can be purchased on its own or in addition to a sectional. It is typically more elegant in appearance than other types of seating, but can come in a range of styles.

What is the difference between a settee and a loveseat?

The difference between a settee and a loveseat is that a settee can often seat more than two people and works as part of a living room set. A loveseat is usually a standalone piece of furniture meant to fit two people only.

How do you decorate a settee?

One can decorate a settee by adding pillows either with a bold color, neutral color, or pattern. The pillows can be arranged in a purposeful way, either staggering them or having one pillow be the focal point. A throw blanket can also work in combination with the pillows or on its own.

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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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Nelson Daybed - Side Bolster

The Nelson Daybed with side bolsters is built with detail attention to fit many settings such as homes and offices by bringing multi-functional sophistication. With the side bolster, you can transition from elegant seating to a lightweight bed, ideal for relaxation, reading, and a full night's rest in modern living.

The Nelson Daybed with Side Bolster has an overall height of 27.25” (69 cm), width of 75” (191 cm) and depth of 33” (84 cm). The Nelson Daybed with Side Bolster has a seat height of 15.25” (39 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Daybed with Side Bolster with height, width, depth and seat height measurements
The Nelson Daybed with Side Bolsters is built with detail attention to fit many settings such as homes and offices by bringing multi-functional sophistication. With the side bolster, you can transition from elegant seating to a lightweight bed, ideal for relaxation, reading, and rest.

The Nelson Daybed with Side Bolster has an overall height of 27.25” (69 cm), width of 75” (191 cm) and depth of 33” (84 cm). The Nelson Daybed with Side Bolster has a seat height of 15.25” (39 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Daybed with Side Bolster with height, width, depth and seat height measurements
Nelson Daybed - Side Bolster
Height:
27.25” | 69 cm
Width:
75” | 191 cm
Length:
Depth:
33” | 84 cm
Seat Height
15.25” | 39 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Solid walnut or white ash frame and legs; high density foam cushions
Designer
George Nelson
Year
1950

Drawings include:
Nelson Daybed - Side Bolster front elevation, side, 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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Jezebel Settee

The Jezebel Settee features tapered legs and a button tufted back, highlighting functional and decorative elements deriving influence from France. Designed by Andover Mills, the Jezebel Settee is a comfortable centerpiece with plush seating and diamond stitching best fit for smaller sized spaces.

The Jezebel Settee has an overall height of 30.5” (77 cm), length of 43.5” (110 cm), and depth of 29.5” (75 cm). The seat height of the Jezebel Settee is set at 17” (43 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Jezebel Settee with height, length, and depth dimensions
The Jezebel Settee features tapered legs and a button tufted back, highlighting functional and decorative elements deriving influence from France. Designed by Andover Mills, the Jezebel Settee is a comfortable centerpiece with plush seating and diamond stitching best fit for smaller sized spaces.

The Jezebel Settee has an overall height of 30.5” (77 cm), length of 43.5” (110 cm), and depth of 29.5” (75 cm). The seat height of the Jezebel Settee is set at 17” (43 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Jezebel Settee with height, length, and depth dimensions
Jezebel Settee
Height:
30.5” | 77 cm
Width:
Length:
43.5” | 110 cm
Depth:
29.5” | 75 cm
Seat Height
17” | 43 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Manufactured wood structure and support; foam cushions; polyester blend upholstery
Designer
Andover Mills
Year

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

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Barcelona Couch

The Barcelona Couch is a design created by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe with a flat top secured on a frame and matching bolsters held to the cushion with straps. There are 11 belting straps holding the rubber webbing to the frame. It can work as a daybed or a place for welcoming visitors and friends.

The Barcelona Couch has an overall height of 25” (64 cm), width of 78” (198 cm) and depth of 39” (99 cm). The Barcelona Couch has a seat height of 15.5” (39 cm).

Collection of drawings of the Barcelona Couch with height, width, depth, and seat height dimensions
The Barcelona Couch is a design created by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe with a flat top secured on a frame and matching bolsters held to the cushion with straps. There are 11 belting straps holding the rubber webbing to the frame. It can work as a daybed or a place for welcoming visitors and friends.

The Barcelona Couch has an overall height of 25” (64 cm), width of 78” (198 cm) and depth of 39” (99 cm). The Barcelona Couch has a seat height of 15.5” (39 cm).

Collection of drawings of the Barcelona Couch with height, width, depth, and seat height dimensions
Barcelona Couch
Height:
25” | 64 cm
Width:
78” | 198 cm
Length:
Depth:
39” | 99 cm
Seat Height
15.5” | 39 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Hardwood frame; cowhide leather straps; polished stainless steel legs; urethane foam and fiberfill cushions; leather upholstery
Designer
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Year
1930

Drawings include:
Barcelona Couch front elevation, side, plan

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