The Basics: Sofa Glossary
Learn the lingo to describe the many design options of this important piece of furniture.
Sofa Backs (continued)
• Channel back: A tight back is sewn into tailored segments or vertical channels to provide definition and sometimes more cushioning.
• Curved back: The back curves around to form one piece with the arms. A drawback to this feminine, sheltering style is that it doesn’t provide a low armrest.
• Camelback: The back has a humped or serpentine shape.