Danforth Demi Sofa in Adele Taragon

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Danforth Demi Sofa in Adele Taragon

Building a sofa with a silhouette that will maintain its appeal over time is important. We think the Danforth hits all the right notes. Contrasting piping amplifies its crisp lines, yet the profile is intentionally softened, ever so slightly, by curving the arms and by 'designing out' an otherwise boxy profile — after all the human form is not a box — and 'designing in' back cushions which actually cushion. Of course we chose a subtle greyed out colour, a coniferous green, which reflects the landscape we see all around us.


Two toss cushions included. Select matching green with khaki piping or arabesque, as shown.

  • The Danforth demi-sofa pictured here is available in a full compliment of sizes. The sofa has three seat and back cushions, like the demi sofa. The love seat has two, and the chair has one. All other aspects of the design remain consistent.
  • • Sofa: 84" long x 37" deep x 38" tall
  • • Demi Sofa: 73" long x 37" deep x 38" tall
  • • Love Seat: 60" long x 37" deep x 38" tall
  • • Chair: 36" long x 37" deep x 38" tall
  • • Ottoman: 26" long x 20" deep x 19" tall
  • • Arm height: 25"
  • • Seat height: 20"
  • • Seat depth: 24"
  • • Fabric and piping: 100% textured polyester and extremely resilient
  • • Seat cushions are made from high density foam blanks
  • • Back cushions are made with springy hollow-fill, separated within each cushion into compartements to prevent fill from shifting
  • • Frames are made from kiln-dried indigenous hardwoods
  • • Frame joints are screwed, glued and corner-blocked to ensure lasting strength
  • The Danforth Collection
  • We designed the Danforth to have a timeless silhouette. We understand that few people begin a room from scratch every time they buy new upholstery. Good design must be mindful that new purchases must help harmonize and work with the existing decor and be a welcome addition. There are 33 colourways available in this 100% polyester material. Every colour is 'greyed out'...greying colours increases a hues ability to harmonize with other colours. The wooden legs ensure that coffee tables and other occasional pieces are 'acknowledged'. We want your purchases to be successful.

Sofa Construction

Unless you understand the features and benefits of a particular product, how can you validate the price? Sofas are tricky in this respect because we can not see what’s inside. Think of the your body. The fabric is the skin, the felts, foams and springs are fat and mussel. The skeleton is the frame.

Resilient Support

If a good fabric is used on a poor foundation the fabric will wear out faster. Fabric needs to be 'tight and taught' over the foundation materials, otherwise the fabric will rub itself threadbare. Unsightly folds in the fabric occur because the foundation felts and foams have collapsed underneath. Good sofas have a resilient spring system for the same reason good felts and foams are used; to support the fabric — and of course, you.  

Hardwood Frames

All of these ingredients are dependent on a good strong frame to ensure they last. Support is the operative word. Apart from good looks, if the support breaks down your sofa will not remain comfortable. In essence a frame is a cage. The vertical and horizontal pieces must be securely fastened at the joints. Double doweling through the tenon is the best way to ensure a strong connection, followed by reinforcing the joint with corner blocking — screwed, and glued into place, where the joints intersect.

Arms that wobble are a typical sign of a poorly made frame. Go ahead, give our sofa arms a good firm punch, or wiggle them; they are solid! If the arms are solid, the frame almost certainly is as well. It is a good test.

How can we help? tel: (613) 563-1046 e-mail: hello@theemporium.com