Consider all the senses when buying a sofa. The Touch: Spaces Designed for the Senses, is a thought-provoking new book from the publishers of the magazine Kinfolk, and Norm Architects. It demonstrates the importance of considering its namesake, along with sight, such as in this shot taken in the home of Berlin-based Emmanuel De Bayser, owner of a concept shop in the city called The Corner. It features a Polar Bear-style sofa, an undulating curved couch conceived by Jean Royère that has a cult following with everyone from Kanye West to Jennifer Aniston and Ellen DeGeneres. Paris dealer Patrick Seguin sold a set: a sofa and a pair of armchairs for US$1million a couple of years back while its auction record is $754,000 at Phillips New York in 2016. Above the fireplace is an abstract piece Aqua Lido by XOOOOX. For something nearer to home and less stratospheric in price, check out the curves of a large sectional version by American designer Milo Baughman at Lusk-based Mid-Century Online. It costs €7,995. gestalten.com; thecornerberlin.de; Patrickseguin.com; mid-centuryonline.com It’s one of the big-ticket buys of any home so make sure you select something with the right personality...