All hail the new sofa size. Is it a chair or is it a couch? Who cares when it’s this perfect for curling up with a toddler, a dog, or just a good book and amug of tea? This superb specimen is the ‘Pendel’ by British furnituremakers Pinch. It’s handcrafted fromsolid beech and can be upholstered in your choice of 24 fabrics – we love this ‘Nympheus’ pattern by GP & J Baker, first designed by British artistwilliamturner more than a century ago. From£3,429, Heal’s ( heals.com).