You spend hours in your office, so make sure you have a high back office sofa for that comfortable alternative free space work retreat.

The privacy sofa or high back office sofa is that much needed dynamic free space solution for the open-plan office area. It is a hard-working architectural statement piece that gives the office style while offering staff a comfortable alternative place to take time out, meet or work. The return of investment is guaranteed in that you will find a lot of your workers will make use of it.

Good quality high back office sofas have a hardwood and plywood frame with both glued and screwed joints. They are supplied generally with a 3 to 5-year guarantee depending on the furniture manufacturer. If you invest in one of the below work lounge sofas, you can refresh it with new contract upholstery or cushioning years later knowing its a solid office furniture piece.

Everyone prefers an alternative place to work to their desk. By including a high back sofa into the workplace, you give your staff a free space comfortable work option. Contract privacy sofas use firm seat cushioning or webbing combined with a lumbar to enable a more upright seating position.

Camira Blazer or Synergy fabric as an upholstery option has been a firm favourite for a while; usually falling into a band 3 price range this new wool upholstery fabric with felted finish offers a great colour pallet and as it performs well from acoustically helping absorb ambient noise.

Specialist office furniture manufacturers have a wide selection of contract fabrics (like combination fabrics containing Polypropylene, wool and viscose to types of vinyl and leathers) that can be used to customise your ideal workplace sofa.

We at furnify have specially selected the below 10 privacy sofas based on our industry experience and knowledge. All the units have been tested by us. We hope that the high back office sofas below help make choosing that vital workplace sofa easier.

Allermuir Mote High Back Sofa

Allermuir Mote High Back Sofa

The Mote High Back Sofa with canopy is a recent addition to the Mote modular work sofa system. The Mote canopy shelters the users, reducing visual distractions while also helping control acoustics. The lumbar cushion provides excellent support, whether it be for time out or to relax, focus on reading that report or impromptu chats with colleagues. Integrated into the frame, you have the option of adding power to charge mobile devices. This is an excellent option if you are looking to add colour to the workplace. The sofa screens can be upholstered, and the seat offers two-tone upholstery.

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Haven High Back Sofa

Haven High Back Sofa

The Haven High Back Sofa by Allermuir is a stylish contract privacy sofa solution for adding that resimercial factor into the workplace. The tapered high backrest leads into a pleated upholstery finish which can be finished in a second fabric colour for a two-tone finish. With an overall height of 1195mm, the user when seated is visually protected by 765mm of the backrest. The seat and lumbar cushions carry through the pleated look with the option of bringing through the two-tone upholstery for that extra colour.

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Cwtch High Back Sofa

Cwtch High Back Sofa

Arguably one of the most popular privacy sofas when it comes to providing zoned free space areas into the office. Cwtch meaning cuddle in Welsh, envelopes the users into a shielded comfortable space. Cwtch High Back Sofa is available in both a lounge sofa and a work sofa model with a shorter seat depth for integrating a work height table. The units can be used on their own or linked to create soft seating meeting pods. Available in two-tone upholstery.

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Beachhouse Privacy Sofa

Beachhouse Privacy Sofa

Inspired by the much-loved beach hut on the those great British Summers, the Beachhouse privacy sofa features either an external wooden cladding or upholstery finish. Internally the unit is fully upholstered in a pleated effect with the option of two-tone fabric. The Beachhouse with high backrest and closed ceiling provides a comfortable, secluded seating area with windows so people outside the unit can see if they are occupied. Mounted on heavy-duty casters, they can be easily moved around the office or used together face-to-face for a small informal meeting space.

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Coze High Back Sofa

Coze High Back Sofa

A comfortable compact privacy sofa solution, Coze high back sofa offers a fresh take on basic archetypes for a wide variety of office settings. Coze's fluid curves and soft edges make for a relaxed contemporary workplace soft seating solution to escape for some time out or focused work. Coze high back sofa offers optional integrated power fitted below the seat giving each user easy access. The units can be linked by connecting screen and have a table added to create an informal meeting pod.

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Entente High Back Sofa

Entente High Back Sofa

The Entente high back sofa is a unique privacy seating solution aimed at creating both private meeting and collaborative work zones in the office. Entente blends both corporate needs with residential comfort to provide alternative free space work and meeting areas. Available in an armchair, two and three-seater sofa it offers both personal privacy and team privacy. The Entente sofas can be used on their own or connected to create informal work and meeting pods.

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Tryst Canopy Booth

Tryst Canopy Booth

The addition of a canopy on a high back sofa adds to the acoustic properties of the privacy sofa. Tryst Canopy booth shields the users and helps reduce ambient noise while ensuring a more focused impromptu chat or meetings. The units offer integrated spotlights in the canopy and a pixel power source in front just below the seat. Use Tryst Canopy Booths on their own or face to face for collaboration zones.

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Capsule High Back Sofa

Capsule High Back Sofa

The new addition to the privacy sofa portfolio, the Capsule high back sofa is a unique soft seating solution. In a large office, Capsule is stylish, providing privacy without being completely cut off from the surroundings. Use Capsule to make phone calls and read without being disturbed. The sofa also helps absorb ambient noise, which benefits the acoustics in the office.

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Poly High Back Sofa

Poly High Back Sofa

The Poly High Back Sofa family is an all-encompassing soft seating solution offering privacy armchairs, two-seater and three-seater high back sofas and workplace dens. Use Poly sofa on its own for an impromptu meet and greets or a private retreat. Alternatively, the Poly Den offers informal free space escapes for groups of 2, 4 or 6 people to collaborate. All the models offer two-tone upholstery mounted on black steel feet. As an upgrade, you choose to have tuned wooden lags in either beech, oak or walnut.

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Harc High Back Soft Seating

Harc High Back Sofa

The outstretched open wings of Harc High Back Sofa invite the user to take a seat. The tapered wide high backrest almost looks like arms wanting a cuddle. The privacy sofa mounted on a solid wooden oak base provides a generous space to escape the rest of the office. User comfort is ensured by webbed seating upholstered in high-quality contract fabric.

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22 Jul - By Brendon Coxell