Avalon sofa from Fama with reclining seats (optional extras)

Fama Avalon Recliner – Sofa Review

Extremely comfortable high backed recliner.

OUR VERDICT

One of the most, if not the most, comfortable sofas on the market, the Avalon’s high soft back plunges you into a world of comfort. Its modular units make it a great option for any space and hundreds of fabrics allow you to stamp your personality all over it. Very comfortable for sitting upright and socialising with guests and for reclining back into any position that suits you between upright and almost horizontal.

FOR

  • Stylish design
  • Build your perfect size sofa or corner sofa from many modular units
  • Huge fabric choice
  • Touch sensitive electric recliners
  • Very comfortable
  • High back
  • Good guarantee

AGAINST

  • Some dressing required after use.
  • 12cm space required behind the back of the recliner sofa’s

 

 

 

 

 

Price & Availability

You buy by the module to create your own size but a small non-recliner sofa has an rrp of £1829 (at the time of writing) . There are over 400 fabrics to choose from all of which are in the same price bracket and you can use multiple fabrics at no extra cost.

Delivery from Spain in approximately 8 weeks, making Fama one of the fastest of our suppliers and a very good turn around for a custom made sofa.

Avalon Sofa

 

Design

The Avalon is a new modular relax range that escapes from the conventional low folding head design, with a generously sized backrest which is inspired by the diamond backrests of the 70’s. This backrest, together with the design of the arms and its leg of 12 cm, makes Avalon a different model with a great personality.

Sustainability and the environment

Fama take their environmental responsibilities very seriously, using woods from sustainable forests, recycling 98% of their waste and refining their manufacturing and delivery processes to eliminate wastage.

Comfort

The Avalon is a very comfortable sofa with almost unanimous approval. The seat foam is a medium density with plenty of give, not super squashy and not rock hard, but the high soft back cushion is really where the comfort comes into it’s own. For many years now there has been a lot of demand for a high backed sofa that isn’t too deep and this one ticks all the boxes.

With an overall depth of 95cm (not reclined) it fits well into most rooms and is a very comfortable seat depth if you want to sit upright. The sofas generally come with an arm cushion for each arm that adds an extra layer of comfort. When it first arrives the seat and back cushions of the Avalon are at their firmest but it then settles over the following 3 months and maintains that level of comfort for years after that.

 

Avalon Recliner Sofa and Fama Chaoirs

Avalon sofa from Fama

Avalon sofa from Fama

 

 

 

Maintenance

The Avalon does require some dressing after use to keep it looking at it’s very best. As with most soft seats the material is not as tightly filled, meaning there will be more movement and the potential for creases, so it will look best with a daily smoothing out routine. The seat cushions are fixed into place with velcro and can be fully removed if you really want to give it a good refresh. The back cushions are hooked together from the inside to give the diamond effect, which holds the shape meaning no dressing is needed apart from maybe plumping out the corners a bit.

Longevity Guarantee/Warranty

Fama have a lot of confidence in the structure of their furniture and offer a lifetime guarantee on the frames of all their sofas and chairs and 10 years on the suspension. In the rare event that anything does go wrong we’ve found that Fama’s customer care is second to none and they are always a pleasure to deal with.

Verdict

The Avalon is an extremely comfortable sofa with great modular flexibility, that can be designed to suit any room, whether you want small, large or corner sofas. With over 400 fabrics no two fama sofas look the same. It’s very comfortable for sitting upright in and has one of the best recliner mechanisms in the indusrty.

Who this is for

The Avalon’s flexibility makes it suitable for large or small rooms. It’s primary appeal is certainly the fantastic comfort levels and support it offers. Those looking for a high back, short seat depth and the option of a recliner will absolutely love the Avalon.

How does it arrive and will it fit through tight access?

The Avalon arrives with each module wrapped separately, in a compact package and will fit through most access. The backs of the recliners are removable and the feet go on afterwards. Some basic assembly is required once in the room of choice but that would be carried out by our delivery team, unless you requested otherwise. Once each unit has been assembled they are clipped together, out of sight, down the sides. It’s fairly easy to move the modules apart and put back if you need to move it for any reason at a later date, but the recliner modules are very heavy and need to be moved by two people and not dragged.

Should you buy it?

If you want a very comfortable high backed recliner sofa or corner sofa with a great guarantee then this is the sofa for you.

 

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