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4 Best Contemporary Modular Sofas & How to Install Them

Finding the best sofa for a living room, or any space, can be difficult. There are many different types of sofas, and some are more adaptable than others.

For example, while single-piece sofas may complement any setting, they lack the versatility of contemporary modular sofas, which can incorporate several individual pieces and be curated to create an almost limitless number of setups.

Whether one seeks a small or mid-sized sofa for a cosy living room or a nine-seater corner piece for a larger space, modular sofas can easily adapt to any interior design.

Why Buy a Contemporary Modular Sofa? 

With an unrivalled level of versatility that allows for the curation of interesting shapes and designs, it’s no surprise that modular sofas have become so popular in recent years. There are, however, several other factors that make modular sofas the perfect choice for almost any space:

  • Interchangeability — The design of the seating area can evolve with one’s tastes.
  • Fulfilment — Modular sofas can be installed to suit the angles of any room to make the most of the space.
  • Manoeuvrability — Modular elements are lighter to carry and fit easily through small doors and hallways, allowing for an effortless installation.
  • Personal Touch — By playing with the layout, one can bring personality and flair to any room. 

Taken together, a contemporary modular sofa offers the ability to create and recreate unique designs in any space whenever one’s tastes shift.

Modular Sofas at Minotti London

Minotti London’s collection of sofas includes a wide range of contemporary modular sofas that can be easily installed in a variety of ways to add personality and depth to a space. 

Here, we discuss some of the sectional sofas available at Minotti London and showcase a handful of ways they can help to bring out the best aesthetic in any room. 

The Freeman Sofa Seating System

Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni, the Freeman Modular Sofa is one of the most stylish and sleek contemporary modular sofas and consists of two primary elements:

These two pieces pair well together, but they can also serve as standalone sofas. Additionally, they can be easily integrated with coffee tables, console tables, lamps, ottomans and a variety of other furniture. 

Whether alone or together, each of these pieces bring texture and depth to a room. At its core, the Freeman design invites tranquillity but welcomes contemporary style with the potential to use different elements within its configuration. 

The Freeman Duvet

minotti the freeman duvet sofaThe Freeman Duvet features super-soft padding that exudes comfort and warmth​​ | Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for © Minotti London

The Freeman Duvet, with its soothing design traits, brings relaxation to life. The smooth lines and extra soft cushions give an effortlessly contemporary look to this classic sofa style.

The backrests of the Minotti Freeman Duvet feature specially designed lumbar and pillow-soft back cushions to provide ultimate comfort and solace. 

The Freeman Tailor

Perhaps the most innovative of the Freeman collection is the Freeman Tailor, with its dazzlingly modern and fresh design. The sofa’s unique “Wing” armrests add an extra layer of contemporary style for a sleek and modern finish that gives the whole sofa a streamlined look. 

What’s more, this seating system pairs beautifully with coffee and side tables that not only enhance the sofa’s composition but heighten its functionality. 

The Freeman Lounge

The Freeman Lounge features a sleek ‘ribbed’ look for a more modern appearance that can be combined with the Freeman Tailor to create textured compositions that are as intriguing as they are comfortable. 

With slightly less depth than other Freeman sofas, the Freeman Lounge is perfectly suited for residential spaces with limited scale.

The Hamilton Sofa

minotti the hamilton sofaThe Hamilton is a dynamic seating system featuring unprecedented attention is a testament to the craftsmanship of Minotti | Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for © Minotti London

As the sofas of today are regularly called upon to be places of work, relaxation, conversation and even entertainment, it is imperative that their design be more adaptable than ever before. 

That’s where the Hamilton comes into play. Oozing simplicity and minimalism, the Hamilton excels in providing understated comfort and style. With a wide range of upholstery available and its inherent flexibility, this adaptable seating system offers the potential to cater to many functions. 

Three Styles of the Hamilton

The three available styles of the Hamilton sofa including:

  1. Hamilton — comes equipped with an angled backrest and vertical armrests
  2. Hamilton “Sofa” — both the backrest and armrests are vertical
  3. Hamilton “Modulo” — both the backrest and armrests are angled

Each of these styles carries with it a laid-back design, with compact volumes and a signature metal base. 

Modular Elements Available with the Hamilton

Additionally, there is a wide range of modular elements available to create the perfect sofa for any residential or hospitable space, such as:

  • Single or double element sofas
  • End elements sofas with one armrest (on either the right or left side)
  • Central elements sofas with no armrests
  • Standalone sofas with two armrests
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ottomans
  • Corner square sofas
  • Day bed
  • Extended couch
  • Assorted cushions as an optional accessory

With such a selection of elements, there is virtually no end to the designs and arrangements one can create. Furthermore, any curation can be added to over time should the needs of the seating system change in the future. 

Lawrence Sofa 

minotti the lawrence sofaBy combining different elements of the Lawrence Sofa, one can curate sophisticated and dynamic compositions teeming with classic-modern spirit | Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for © Minotti London

The Minotti Lawrence Sofa embodies valiant yet sleek shapes with distinct horizontal lines. This design’s bold personality has the power to bring a sense of poise to any space and is incredibly versatile with its range of potential configurations. 

The two versions of the Minotti Lawrence Sofa include:

  • A version with armrests that are higher and thinner
  • A version with lower and thicker armrests 

Both versions feature the set-back metal perimeter base, which has been painted black to help give the illusion that the sofa is floating above the floor. 

Through the combination of varied modular pieces, this seating system lends itself to dynamic and stylish compositions.

Alexander Sofa

minotti the alexander sofaThe curved lines of the Alexander Sofa and different heights of each backrest create a playful shape and welcoming space with an unobstructed view of the window behind the sofa | Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for © Minotti London

Contemporary style and modernity are brought to the fore with the Minotti Alexander Sofa collection

The Alexander offers a revolutionary take on the quintessential sofa design with a variety of squared and rounded modular elements. With these elements, one can create original configurations that are intriguing, intimate and inviting. 

Furthermore, this elegant design plays with classic conventions, such as the differing heights of its backrests. One can use high backrests to give the sofa its own alcoves for enhanced comfort or use modules with lower backrests (or none at all) to allow for an unobstructed view of space.


Modular sofas sport an unrivalled level of adaptability, allowing them to be configured in a near-limitless number of ways. This enables versatility when deciding how to place a sofa in a living room or any other space where it might reside. 

To summarise then, Minotti London offers a large variety of durable and adaptable contemporary modular sofas, including: 

  • Freeman Sofa Seating System
  • Hamilton Sofa
  • Lawrence Sofa
  • Alexander Sofa

Whether the aim is to bring multiple elements together to create one super large sofa or separate the pieces with tables — or even space different components throughout the room for increased flexibility — the key is creativity. With so many possibilities, curating a modular seating system can be a liberating experience.

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