live, repair, recycle


Seat 90x70 cm

Back 90x25 cm

Back 70x25 cm



Whether you’re moving house, changing your house mates or adapting to a new lifestyle, ECHT ensures that your sofa can be used for a long time.

The modular sofa system comprises two seating elements in total and a narrow and a wider side element. Three seat cushions, two wide backrests and a narrow one create eleven changeable combinations. The elements can be freely combined with a leg construction that was specially designed in-house.

It goes without saying that “live” also stands for noticeably high-quality materials, unique comfort and timeless design. Longevity “Made in the Black Forest”, as it were.


Cleanability and reparability

All components of the freistil ECHT sofa, from its wooden frame to the upholstery, are delivered as a flat pack and are built using conventional tools either by the customers themselves or as part of a service provided by the dealer.

The covers can be removed, washed and re-ordered as required to cope with traces of daily life, small-scale catastrophes or changes in style. Any other part of the sofa can also be re-ordered from the re-ordering service for the next ten years at least. We at freistil ROLF BENZ accompany you and your sofa ECHT.



An industrial closed loop as the objective

The covers and fleece materials are made of recyclable material or have been recycled themselves.

The foam parts of the freistil ECHT sofa consist of 100% polyurethane. They were produced in accordance with BASF’s biomass balance approach. This means that renewable raw materials made from biomass is used in its production. By using the foam, freistil ROLF BENZ is helping to reduce dependency on fossil raw materials.
Producers of the foam are currently looking into how the material can be recycled for use in an equivalent product, instead of being downcycled. By using the foam, freistil ROLF BENZ is helping to reduce dependency on fossil raw materials. The path to recyclability is an ongoing process.


The sofa represents a completely new signature in design, choice of materials and service.

  • LIVE - Modular sofa system with lifelong transformation, easy assembly, high-quality materials
  • REPAIR - Washable covers, reorder options, repair option, long product life cycle
  • RECYCLE - Separability by type, recyclable materials and biomass foam with an industrial cycle as the target image
  • Made in the Black Forest

With many years of experience and by using high-quality materials, we create unique comfort and innovative furniture with a timeless design. “Made in the Black Forest”, as it were.


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