Despite the challenge you’re moving a sofa. YOUR sofa.Why? Because to you it’s more than a piece of furniture.
It is the fixture you’ve become emotionally attached to even though it is coming apart at the seams. The moment you walk into your home or apartment that particular piece instantly brings back fond memories and you hope—despite the fact any normal person would have condemned it years ago—you can pass it on to your children or a generous craigslist buyer.
Pop culture has picked up on the emotional connection between people and their furniture. Just like our own special pieces, there are furniture pieces in TV and movies we recognize without hesitation. Not only that, but we have an instant response to it. Here are some of the most iconic pieces of furniture in pop culture—specifically couches (and one chair).
The Simpson’s Couch
Present in the beginning of (almost) every episode the Simpson’s couch has set the stage for some very memorable couch gags.
It is often the location of the center of conflict in the Simpson’s household. More importantly, the Simpson family gathering together on the couch is indicative of the modern family spending quality time pre-Netflix. Although it is not flashy it is an essential piece of pop culture.
The Iron Throne
Hate it, love it, never seen it before your life, Game of Thrones has dominated pop culture ever since its shocking debut. So what is the center of conflicted in a show known for its vast, intricate, and complicated story line, gruesome violence, and other things we probably shouldn’t mention? The Iron Throne – made from a thousand steel swords.The Iron Throne represents power in the world of Westeros and fans have been waiting six seasons to see who will finally claim their spot on the most uncomfortable piece of furniture ever.
The Central Perk’s Couch
Will we ever know how all the ‘Friends’ managed to occupy their spot every single time without waiting? Maybe. Maybe not. However, the Central Perk couch was the place of many intellectual discussions among the iconic group. Fact: Gunther sat on the couch one time for the entire duration of the show. In fact, a few couches were used throughout the series run to keep it in good TV shape. I guess not all of us can be Jennifer Anniston.
Holly Golighty’s Bathtub Couch
The cool grandmother of hipster romances, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is rife with iconic style. Equally as memorable as Audrey Hepburn herself was her quirky, disorganized apartment. Along with milk in fancy wine glasses, she also had a bathtub cut in half with a few pillows serving as the beautiful—but tragic—Holly Golighty’s couch. It is actually possible to create this couch yourself if you have some heavy duty tools. This couch perfectly captured Holly’s devil may care persona.
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