Tight Back Sofa by Baker
With a sturdy maple hardwood frame, this sofa will last for generations. Reminiscent of midcentury modern Danish and Scandinavian designs, it mixes a traditional camelback style with contemporary, clean lines to create a timeless look.
To buy: $5,516, Sofa No. 6386-80, bakerfurniture.com for stores.
The backstory: Baker has been turning out classic furnishings since the company was founded, in 1890. This sofa, introduced in 1995, hails from the debut collection of San Francisco designer Michael Vanderbyl for Baker.
What design pros say:
- "Baker furniture holds value in the same way antiques do―and antiques never go out of style," says Jennifer Litwin, a home-furnishings expert in Chicago.