Once you really start to put down roots — and focus less on selling your plasma and buying CBD gummies — finding the right couch to complement your Scandinavian shag rugs, Monstera plants and Noguchi lamps become something of an obsession. For us, that perfect piece is the Togo sofa.
“But Mom !” you might say, “Shouldn’t I save for a Vassily chair? Or one Terje Ekstrom orange noodle chairWell, we wouldn’t put you off – after all, there are so many iconic, mid-century modern pieces worth investing in for every aesthetic and moment in your life. However, if you Looking to throw in some serious clams for a first time designer piece, the Togo sofa deserves some consideration.It’s not just a sofa, but a cradle; it’s a museum-worthy feat of design that balances comfort with smoldering 1970s sex appeal better than so many of its contemporaries (WE SAID IT), and it can transform your home into a home with the ultimate conversation pit vibe.
As for the fern, Development stoppedand Ines Rosales anise crispsthe iconic (and currently very branch) The Togo sofa is an acquired taste. At a glance, a Togo sofa looks like an inviting squish that’s perfect to sit on – and it is – but as with most pieces of seemingly effortless design, this sofa is the product of intense engineering. It was designed by Michel Ducaroy for French heritage furniture Line Rosetwhich has been in the furniture business since 1860 and continues to create loveseats in Pierre-Paulinorigami inspired sofas by R. & E. Bouroullec, and other swoon-worthy parts. Only with Togo, Ducaroy said: “And if we made a sofa… without a frame.” (Easier said than done, but let’s be the first to tell you, it did.)
When he debuted in 1973 Parisian style Household Arts Fair, Togo received the coveted René-Gabriel Prize for being such an “innovative and democratic country [piece of] furniture”, as well as one of the first modular sofas on the market. Today, each Togo sofa is still painstakingly hand-sewn and constructed with layers of cloud-shaped polyurethane foam to hug your body without ever losing its shape.
So how do you get your hands on a Togo sofa, or one of the best Togo sofa replicas and dupes on the market? If you want the real thing, Ligne Roset still offers them in a range of colorways and fabrics, and you might find relatively affordable archival pieces on online auction sites (it’s affordable compared to some sets Togo, which can cost over $38,000) in smooth black and cognac leather materials that make us salivate:
Fortunately, there are also more affordable replicas. Thanks to Togo’s recent renaissance among design-hungry kids, there’s more 17,000 posts under the hashtag #TogoSofa alone on Instagram, and a seemingly endless stream of Sofa Togo TikToks which have amassed millions of views – we were able to cobble together this list of the best Togo replicas and affordable alternatives around the web, from Etsy for Amazon and beyond. So throw some Serge Gainsbourg on the record player, and let’s go shopping like it’s 1973.
Best Togo Sofa Replicas on Wayfair
Oh, if only we knew about this sofa on the Way Day, aka Wayfairthe biggest sale of the year, but whatever. Never mind, Jabroni! This sofa Ebern Designs is 17% off, comes in five colorways and is just the ticket for your discerning Goldilocks buns. At 72 inches in length, it’s also the perfect convertible sleeper for a small apartment.
If you want to find a Togolese-inspired sofa with a footstool, true makes a set that reviewers love because it’s “comfy, adjustable, and absolutely perfect for a little reading nook.”
At just over 200 clams, this Togo-inspired couch is more affordable than most of our Friday night benders — and we’re digging how low the ground really is to cuddle with our pets (and fight our demons).
The Best Togo Sofa Replica on Amazon
Sprint, don’t run to this togo dupe on Amazon. Not only does it have an average rating of 4.8 stars, but it sells out fast thanks to its comfortable, double-take-inducing design. “I was a little hesitant to buy [this] chair on Amazon,” writes one reviewer, “[But it] looks exactly like the description and photo […] very expensive and very comfortable to sit on too.” At under $800 a pop, it’s the perfect self-contained Togolese dupe for shoebox apartments, and a great starting point for anyone looking to build their own conversation pit over time.
The Best Togo Sofa Replica on Urban Outfitters
The devil works hard, but Urban outfitters work harder – and we’d be lying if we said we don’t love them for it. We’re not sitting on a pile of rupees here, man! So when the gods at UO cook up a full-size Togo-esque couch for $999, we slip that tax return on top. Not only does it come in a shade similar to this coveted piece of Cognac which the Togo does so well, but reviewers say it doubles as a great sofa bed. “I love this couch so much,” wrote one fan. “It’s perfect for a cozy seating area that can also turn into a sleeping bed if needed.”
The Best Togo Sofa Replica on Etsy
We rely on Etsy for everything from ninth dimension ceramic frogs to the Togo alternative sofas and chairs, like this set, which comes in 13 colors and is also handmade in France.
The Best Togo Sofa Replica on Homary
Promise us one thing: when we die, we’d like to be wrapped in mustard tones of velvet as the doves are released. Better yet, hoist us up to Him on this Togo velvet sofa duped by Homariewhose seam is very elegant.
Now put those feet up and pour a big one.
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