Yes, sofas now take as long to arrive as a human child.
It’s the same story almost everywhere: supply disruptions and labor shortages meet surging demand; infuriating delays ensue. But the waits are even longer for couches, reports House Beautiful, because most have to be assembled to order from far-flung fabric and lumber mills disrupted by the pandemic. On top of that, every domestic producer of the substance that makes couches comfy — furniture foam — was knocked out by the ice storm that hit Texas in February. Given all of that, it actually seems impressive that couches are only taking nine months.
Nine months is approximately 1% of the average human lifespan, which is simply too long to wait for anything. Here’s how to get around it:
Curbed recommends buying furniture directly from vintage specialists on Instagram, and even created a whole guide on how to slip into that seller’s DMs. Desperate times…
Finally, Architectural Digest says that built-in sofas are “having a moment”, at least amongst people ready to commit to one couch forever. Maybe it is time to settle down?