Varieties of French Sofas and Couches
The Persian word "sofa" came to us through Turkey. Originally, it signified the registry documents, then the place where they were stored, then the State Council, which received the documents, and the room where he was going. Still later, couches in the East were called reception halls, and finally - standing in them along the wall elevations for seating, carpeted and covered with pillows. No frame, no legs, no backs at the eastern sofa was not there.
In Europe, developed his own version of the soft French sofa for several people. Medieval bench, crossed with an upholstered French chair see also " French country room design " - so in the 17th century. appeared couch: he has a soft seat, hard armrests, six thin legs.