Sofa Safety 101: Socially Distant Solutions from Room & Board

As winter approaches and the days of being able to safely gather outside become fewer and fewer, Room & Board Business Interiors has a more permanent solution for social distancing year-round. Perfect for the office or home, the Astaire Sectional and Pierson Sofa allow you to comfortably distance yourself indoors with designs that keep you 6″ apart. To browse more of Room & Board’s clever Fall/Winter Collection introductions, check out the digital catalogue here and the full press release below.

Semi-Circular Astaire Reinforces Socially Distant Conversations with Comfort & Ease
An unexpected design approach, the semi-circular Astaire Sectional outperforms the typical L-shaped sectional in terms of both aesthetics and social distancing. This modern showstopper’s rounded shape allows two people to have a relaxed, seated conversation across from one another. With no compromises to comfort, the deep seat offers relaxing sink-in comfort and is offered in 11 different configurations and 300 fabric options. Starting at $3,300, Astaire can easily find a home in any space, sophisticated or casual.

Pierson Offers Built-in 6’ Buffer
With a lengthy 8’5” width across, the Pierson sofa lends ease and socially-distant safety, conveniently fitting two people with a built-in 6’ buffer. Low and laid back, this American-made, mid-century beauty offers comfort and modern luxury. Pierson’s down-blend cushions and seat depth provide generous room for relaxing, but the thin profile keeps things modern. In addition to a plethora of fabric options, the base/legs of the sofa can be customized by style and finish. Starting at $2,599, Pierson effortlessly mingles in nearly any environment, from hospitality to education and the home or business office.

Room & Board Business Interiors Debuts Fall 2020 Collection

New Collection of Seating and Tables Exudes Modern European Flair with American-Made Quality

Room & Board Business Interiors (BI), the iconic home furnishings brand’s commercial arm known for merging residential style with high-performing capabilities, has introduced its Fall line of contract-grade seating and tables. Marrying the best of American craftsmanship with the sophistication of modern European design, the collection embraces romantic and organic forms with the added benefit of durability for high-use environments.

“Fall 2020 is a counterpoint to the clean and masculine look and celebrates the feminine, softer side of design, without being fussy,” explains Jenon Bailie, Room & Board’s Merchandising and Design Director. “There’s a comfort and elegance to the overall aesthetic. Subtle arcs reminiscent of a warm embrace make us feel secure, while more classic design elements like tight-back sofas provide tailored high-performance and no-fluffing required solutions.”

Curvaceous and comfortable, the series honors the joy of lounging with the need for flexibility and safety in public spaces. Featuring universal tables with zero-maintenance scratch-, stain-, and chip-resistance, benches with easy-access storage, and seating with luxe ACT-grade velvets, the pieces are suited to meet the rigorous demands of today’s business customers and specifiers, yet beautiful enough to use in the home.

In keeping with the brand’s 40 year commitment to best-in-class service, many of the Fall 2020 introductions are kept in-stock and are available with COM. Further instilling a consumer-inspired level of service, specifiers also receive advantages, including: complementary space planning and furniture specifications services, transparent pricing, high-volume discounts, flat-rate shipping, white glove delivery, free return delivery service, and custom table and desk sizes, and customized storage configurations.

The Fall 2020 Collection furniture debuts include:


Ada Sofas & Swivel Chairs

With its sleek silhouette, the ultra-modern Ada sofa and swivel chairs effortlessly bring a romantic elegance into any space. Even better, comfortable low-maintenance cushioning combined with ACT-grade textiles makes relaxing with Ada carefree.

Made in North Carolina

Prices start at: $999 (chairs) & $1,199 (sofas)


Astaire Sectional Sofas

The Astaire sectional’s sweeping curves make it a modern stunner. With a wide variety of configurations, Astaire can easily find a home in any space; large or small, sophisticated or casual. The deep seat offers relaxing sink-in comfort, while the attached back keeps you supported.

Made in North Carolina

Prices start at: $2,100


Mora Accent Chairs

This stylish chair has a modern organic shape that welcomes you to take a seat and relax. Mora’s scale and swivel functionality mean you can easily lounge in smaller spaces like a private corner or by a window with a view.

Made in North Carolina

Prices start at: $999


Pierson Sofas

Low and laid back, this mid-century beauty is the ultimate mix of comfort and modern luxury.

The down-blend cushions and seat depth provide a relaxed sit, while the thin contemporary profile provides a clean look. As an added bonus, at 8’ 5” long the sofa can comfortably fit two people with a built-in 6’ buffer. In addition to the fabric options, you can personalize the base with a variety of modern leg choices.

Made in Texas

Prices start at: $2,599


Ebers Benches

The organic shape of the Ebers floating bench is enhanced by the clean look of the powder-coated eco-friendly recycled steel base with the added benefit of storage. Choose from Room & Board’s durable ACT-grade textiles and leathers or COM cushioning that makes putting your shoes (or protective shoe booties) on and/or up in a breeze.

Made in Wisconsin

Prices start at: $699


Liam Accent Tables

A showstopper individually or in groups, the Liam coffee and end tables are made by one of the country’s largest musical drum makers. Offered with Walnut or White Oak wood bases and paired with zero-maintenance scratch, stain and chip resistant ceramic top options, the pieces effortlessly ground and complete any space.

Made in New Hampshire

Prices start at: $649 (end tables)  and $1399 (coffee tables)

Decker Accent Tables

An extension of Decker dining tables, Decker coffee and end tables feature a tapered eco-friendly recycled steel base and a wide variety of zero-maintenance scratch, stain and chip resistant ceramic top options. The sleek design and high-quality materials make any space feel modern and stylish.

Made in Wisconsin

Prices start at: $489 (end tables) & $589 (coffee tables)

Key pieces from the collection will be on display at the brand’s 16 US showrooms and available directly through Room & Board Business Interiors. The digital Fall catalogue is available here.


Room & Board Business Interiors merges residential style with commercial capabilities, combining everything you love about Room & Board’s modern home furnishings with specialized services and commercial-grade furniture options for the contract industry, designers and architects. Contact Business Interiors.