The minimalist appeal of armless loveseats
There is a trend in design that claims simplicity is king. Products and applications are designed to solve a specific problem or set of problems, and the more easily they can achieve a solution and the less clutter they create, the better. This belief that simplicity in design is essential is hardly a new one, though. Today, we associate good design with products that are user friendly, intuitive, and visually engaging. These qualities are usually tied with electronics because of their notoriety for being difficult to use, but they are also known to apply for interior design. Even if the equipment you work with is the best, if the space you work in is displeasing, your work will suffer.
Due to society’s affinity for simplicity, minimalist design has a strong presence in modern homes. One item of furniture resulting from the enormous appeal of minimalism is the armless loveseat. Some may argue that the lack of arm rests removes some functionality from the couch, but that is quite contrary to those who believe in the merits of minimalism. While it appears that the armless loveseat favors form over function, it only does so if you understand the primary function of the couch to be extended periods of rest.
The life of today’s young adult is spent mostly on the go. Couches aren’t meant for lazing about in front of the television; they’re for having a quick cup of coffee before dashing to work or coffee after dinner before heading out into the night. City life is fast-paced, and armless couches are designed with that hectic, break-neck speed in mind. Standard loveseats are great for families who are settled down, but the armless variety is a better fit for younger folk.
Written by Asher Briggs