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Isaac vs Elias Sofas: What's The Difference and Which Should You Pick?

Castlery   |   Feb 17, 2023

Due to their timeless aesthetic and functional design, mid-century modern sofas are iconic pieces that many homeowners want to add to their space. Usually designed with spacious seats, curved armrests, and plush cushions, they create the perfect lounging experience.

In your search for a mid-century modern sofa, you would have come across our sofa collections - Isaac and Elias. But, what are the differences between them? Which is the ideal sofa for you?

To help narrow your choices, we dive deeper into each collection and compare them down to the details. Let’s first take a look at each sofa collection and how they can fit in your home!

Isaac Sofas

The Isaac Sofa is a classic piece that fits well into any home with its grid-tufted cushions and sturdy pencil legs. The sofa has loose removable back cushions and deep seats (23.6 inches) that give a more plush and cozy feel.

Aside from the 3-seater sofa, Isaac is also available in a reversible sectional chaise, bumper chaise sectional, and with an ottoman; or you can pick from the collection of leather options.

A gray reversible sectional chaise sofa decorated with accent pillows and throws, and complemented with a rug. @houseof.lais decorates the Isaac Reversible Sectional Chaise Sofa with accent pillows and throws.

In addition, the sofa’s open base makes the space feel lighter and more convenient for cleaning.

Elias Sofas

The Elias Sofa is a modular collection that allows you to arrange the sofa in various configurations to fit your space and lifestyle.

A light gray mid-century modern sofa with a curved corner, decorated with accent pillows and a throw. The Elias Sofa with a curved module and side chaise fits perfectly in the space.

What makes Elias different compared to Isaac would be the curved and angled chaise modules. These sofa units make a statement piece with their unique shapes, allow for more seating area, and are great for spaces with irregular shapes.

Furthermore, unlike Isaac’s removable back cushions, Elias has fitted back cushions, which give a more refined look and feel. Elias also has a seating depth of 22.4 inches, which is slightly slimmer compared to Isaac.

Isaac vs Elias: An overview

Here’s an overview of the main differences between these two sofa collections:

Specifications Isaac Elias
Frame Solid rubber wood rubber with plywood Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) with plywood
Leg frame Metal Solid rubber wood
Leg finish Walnut stain and black powder coating Walnut stain
Suspension Sinuous spring Sinuous spring
Fabric composition Fabric
70% polyester, 25% linen, 5% viscose

Full leather
100% Polyester
Seat filling Foam, fiber and pocket spring Foam, fiber and pocket spring
Back filling Foam and fiber Foam and fiber
Cover type Removable seat cushion cover Removable seat cushion cover
Fabric colors Fabric
Ivory beige

Heron gray
Style Mid-century modern Mid-century modern
Leg colors - Walnut
- Natural
- Brass
- Silver
- Black
Seating depth 23.6 inches 22.4 inches
Back height 15 inches 14.6 inches
Standout features - Open base
- Leather options
- Grid-tufted
- Loose back cushions
- Open base
- Modular design with curved and angled chaise units
- Grid-tufted
- Fixed back cushions

Which should you pick?

Both Isaac and Elias sofas are mid-century modern pieces that would look great in any home. So, out of both collections, which sofa should you pick?

If you’re going for a modern yet vintage look, the Isaac Leather Sofa would be a good pick. Made using full leather, the slight glossiness on the surface coupled with its grid-tufted cushions easily give your home a luxurious vibe.

Elias would make an ideal choice if you host large groups or have an odd-shaped space to work with. Its modular units give you the flexibility to arrange the sofa in multiple variations and piece them together to create different sizes.

We hope that this article has helped you understand the differences between both sofa collections and narrowed down your choice.

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