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Jay-Be Retro Sofa£1,189.00 Add to basket
The Jay-Be Retro is a luxurious 2 seater sofa with iconic styling based upon our ever popular sofa bed design. Offering a superior level of comfort the seats are made with fibre wrapped Reflex Foam providing support and long term durability. Finished in a choice of luxury woven fabrics, this stylish sofa will make for a stunning piece of furniture in any contemporary living space.
All Jay-Be sofas are made in the UK and every detail is considered. As well as looking stylish and offering supreme comfort, Jay-Be use premium fabrics which are produced in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. Huddersfield is respected worldwide for producing some of the finest fabrics available and specialist production techniques, combined with durable threads guarantee that a Jay-Be sofa will not only look great but stand the test of time.
Different types of Sofas
SofasThe key piece in any living room, our range of sofas offer a variety of sizes styles and colours so you can relax and be comfortable on a sofa that truly suits you and your space. Browse our range of 2 seater, 3 seater and corner settees today to find your perfect sofa.
Chaise Lounge is a reclining upholstered seat for one person that combines chair and daybed features. Its name comes from French and means “long (chair)”. Besides it being a “long chair”, it has a long, long history. It is the type of sofa that ancient Egyptians had used, constructing them of palm stalks and cord, or wood for affluent members of society.
In order to recline, a chaise lounge sofa must always have a back, but the number of arms may vary. Although it may seem impractical from a modern point of view, a chaise lounge is still a popular piece of furniture and you can often come across one in a massive master bedroom suite. Still, this reclining sofa is more of a decorative piece than a highly functional one. A chaise lounge brings to mind aristocracy, and also – it is the (in)famous psychiatrist’s couch!
Here comes a dash of exotics. The divan is the type of couch that originated from Persia. This sofa design features a mattress-like seat on a low wooden frame which is sometimes laid down on the ground directly. Usually, it is placed against a wall, and voluminous pillows are used to create a daytime seat. This sofa cum bed can be used to rest at night. The divan is sort of a predecessor to a sleeper sofa.
The only drawback inherent to divan is that you are limited about its placement because of the need to have a solid wall behind it.
The daybed also has a regular mattress-like seat, but unlike divans, they have two raised ends and a back, usually a low one. What this means is that daybeds don’t have to be placed against the wall – they can be placed anywhere in the room. It also means that it is easier to use it as a couch during the day.
The daybeds have risen in popularity recently. Famous designers like Mies van der Rohe have taken up the challenge of creating their own version of the piece. However, his “Barcelona” daybed doesn’t have a back, although it was still meant to be floated in the room. “Barcelona” is a perfect example of how blurry the line between a divan and a daybed truly is.