The Couch of the Future

The Best Couch on the Internet Now Comes in Leather

June 9, 2019 Home By

A couple months back, Burrow released a better version of its best-in-class couches. The Nomad Collection features redesigned cushions, improved arm height, more customization options, more fabric options, bolstered hardware and a brand-new leather look.

But the company’s second collection doesn’t look much different than the first. According to Burrow cofounders Stephen Kuhl and Kabeer Chopra, that was intentional.

“We didn’t do this to create the most stand-out, attention-grabbing sofas in the world,” Chopra says. “It’s about making better what we’ve already made, and making buying a couch as simple as possible.”

Keen observers will still notice subtle design tweaks: Both the high- and low-armed sofa options are slightly shorter. Kuhl and Chopra’s customers said the cushions took too much time to wear in, so a thin, soft crowning layer was added to the original cushion to boost comfort out of the box. People wanted the option to give their couch black legs instead of brown — now they can. The will of the couch buyer demanded the chaise, which traditionally aligns with either outside cushion, be able to shift to the middle, so it does now. People complained that the built-in USB charger wasn’t sturdy enough, so they made it better.

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Kuhl says everything new with Nomad, save the leather finish, is a result of buyer feedback. “Look, we didn’t do a lot of napping on our couch when we made it, so we didn’t know the arm was too high to rest your head on. These are the things we want to make better,” he says.

The headlining leather options starts at $895 for a club chair and run up to $2,795 for a fully kitted-out sectional. The top grain Italian leather is available in slate and light-brown chestnut; both will build patina with time. In the fabric category, Nomad brings ivory and navy into the fold along with the original red, gravel and charcoal colorways.

Shoppers looking for a discount should know Burrow’s original sofas and seats are marked down 15 to 20 percent until stock runs out.

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Will Price is Gear Patrol's home and drinks editor. He's from Atlanta and lives in Brooklyn. He's interested in bourbon, houseplants, cheap Japanese pens, and cast-iron skillets — maybe a little too much.

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