Review of the La-Z-Boy Duo® Furniture Collection
January 15, 2021
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Since day one, La-Z-Boy has been renowned for its reclining furniture, and now, at our Ottawa furniture store, we're introducing a groundbreaking addition: the Duo Furniture Collection. This innovation is a direct response to what customers in Ottawa and Kingston want—like our Duo Collection.
The Duo Collection came to fruition after many conversations between clients in Ottawa and Kingston about their spouses disagreeing on whether to get stationary or reclining furniture. So, we decided to merge the two styles together!
La-Z-Boy duo furniture looks stationary but provides a motion concept. The leg rest initially moves, and then your seat moves, and then the back pushes out slightly for the perfect recline.
These contemporary pieces can go right up against the wall and provide the luxury of putting your feet up. It looks like a regular sofa but performs like a recliner.
But you might be wondering, what else is there to know about the Duo Collection and how it compares to other sofas in Ottawa? And is it the right furniture for you? Stay tuned as we delve deeper into this game-changing addition to our lineup.
As mentioned before, the Duo Collection is a group of furniture pieces at La-Z-Boy Ottawa and Kingston that resemble stationary styles, but can recline like any other La-Z-Boy reclining furniture. These contemporary furniture styles include sectionals, sofas, loveseats, and chairs.
To recline, simply use the side-mounted 2-button control panels and raise the leg rests. There are also built-in USB ports to charge your phones or tablets. And, the patented ComfortCore® cushions provide just the right support for a short or a long sit. Two 20” accent pillows are included with the sofa.
What’s different about Duo’s reclining feature is the fact that it is always power furniture. This means you’ll need to keep it plugged in for your furniture to recline. You also have the option to go cordless with the optional hidden battery pack, which allows you to place your duo furniture anywhere.
Lastly, the Duo Collection is also made with Premiere Construction, which is similar to stationary furniture. To learn more about Premiere Construction at La-Z-Boy, take a look at this article.
La-Z-Boy Duo® Furniture's Four Different Silhouettes
The Duo Collection comprises four different furniture styles…
1. The Colby Furniture Family
Colby duo reclining furniture features graceful rolled arms, decorative wood legs, padded outer arms, and a padded outer back. Colby’s versatile frame can be dressed up for a formal setting or dressed more casually for a family room.
The Colby is available as a Chair, Loveseat, Sofa and Sectional. You can learn about the Colby Duo Furniture Family by checking out this article.
2. The Bennett Furniture Family
With rolled cigar arms, and a subtly scalloped back, our Bennett duo reclining furniture boasts details you might consider more refined than relaxed.
The Bennett is available as a Chair, Loveseat, and Sofa. You can learn more about the Bennett Duo Furniture Family with this article.
3. The Edie Sectional
To learn more about the Edie Sectional, take a look at this article.
Take some time to investigate your options so that your new furniture doesn’t suit your home; it suits your way of living. Furniture options are easy add-ons for minimal up-charges and can be a great way to make sure you are getting one that is precisely right for you. The duo series has various customizations, upgrades, and options that may only be available on specific styles and frames.
Your choice of fabric or leather upholstery is a pivotal decision when selecting a sofa for your home. Styles in the Duo® collection have hundreds of fabric and leather cover options to custom-create a look that’s uniquely yours. Choose from the latest colours, patterns, and textures. There are options to suit every style and budget.
Innovative iCleanTM technology surrounds each fabric fibre, creating a barrier that repels spills before they turn into stains.
To learn more, check out our in-depth review of the iCleanTM Fabric.
Pet friendly fabrics tested to simulate the scratches and wear pets can cause, to ensure a durable and easily washable fabric.
Antimicrobial properties surround each fibre to protect against mould, mildew and odour-causing bacteria.
Superior stain and fade resistance properties make these fabrics easy to clean and incredibly durable.
Conserve sustainable fabrics are soft, durable and made from recycled water bottles.
To learn more about environmentally friendly fabrics check out what are the best upholstery fabrics for the environment?
As with conventional furniture fabrics, conserve covers are wear-tested for safety, quality, and durability. So, they stay comfortable and beautiful for years after delivery. They come in a wide range of colours and patterns to complement your room.
Restore by Nanobionic® features a mineral-based fabric coating that transforms natural body heat into energy using infrared technology.
Seat Cushions Upgrade
Wood Finish Options
Give your sofa legs a completely custom look with a different wood finish. Match your current décor or add striking contrast. Sofas in the Duo Collection come in a brown mahogany finish with three optional finishes: coffee and graphite.
Contrasting Welt Trim
Welt trim provides a tailored look to cushions and pillows but takes on an entirely new dimension in a contrasting colour. An unexpected touch, this decorative detail adds instant personality and highlights the sculptural lines of any silhouette.
Commonly used in more traditional pieces, nailhead trim is making a comeback. It accentuates the design lines of sofas, adding a handcrafted look that is both rustic and contemporary. Some duo® styles have brass, platinum, and black nailhead colour options.
Are you looking for that perfect accent piece? Sofas from the duo collection come with matching pillows. But if you are going for a bolder look, you can opt to get them in a contrasting cover that will set your furniture apart. Also, you can choose to add either a cord or fringe pillow edge treatment.
Add down fill feathers and upgrade your pillows to FeatherLite Comfort.
Left-Hand Power Activator
Change the location of the 2-button mounted power controller with USB from right to left side sitting.
How Much Does It Cost?
Buying furniture is a significant investment. You will want to make sure you make the right choice for your specific needs.
Duo® sofas have a higher price tag than the dozens of styles that we offer. See how much a sofa costs.
$ 2,399 - $2,479
$3,749 - $4,079
$3,769 - $4,099
Starting at $6,499
Many factors influence the cost of a sectional, sofa, chair & loveseat. Quality, customization, and upgrades, to name a few. It’s essential to keep in mind how often your recliner will be used and its purpose. For up-to-date pricing, check out la-z-boy.com or contact a design consultant.
*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change. We aim to update all cost-related articles twice per year. This article was last updated on May 30th, 2023. Contact your local Ottawa or Kingston location by phone or in person for up-to-date pricing.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
The Duo furniture line is built to last and backed with a Limited Lifetime Warranty assuring the protection of your investment and overall satisfaction.
The Limited Lifetime Warranty covers the repair or replacement of the frame, spring systems, and mechanism, given that they are quality-crafted and built for long-lasting comfort.
While still quality-crafted, other aspects of the product, such as fabrics, leather, and cushions, are not meant to last a lifetime. These parts are still covered by the La-Z-Boy Manufacturer’s Warranty for a given period of time.
For information on the additional protection plans available at La-Z-Boy, read Is La-Z-Boy Extended Warranty Plan Worth It?
While we can tell you as much as we want about the Duo Collection, you may not fully believe what we have to say. Take from some real-life customers about what they think about our Duo products.
About the Colby
I purchased this sofa in navy blue and absolutely LOVE it! No one can believe it reclines. It is comfortable, very stylish, and a great addition to the family room. The sales rep was most helpful and offered a wide range of colours and fabrics. The delivery men were prompt, and courteous and followed all safety precautions. It was a terrific experience with a great outcome! [sic] Evelyne Q.
Classic stylish sofa and comfort
Very comfortable, a nice smaller sofa than others I’ve owned, fits perfectly in our space. [sic] Dana R.
For a more detailed description of the Colby check out our in-depth review of the Colby reclining loveseat.
About the Bennett
We love our Bennett Duo x 2! Our experience with the design specialist was awesome; we chose 2 sofas instead of a sofa and loveseat with her help. The seating is comfortable and the motion footrests are the ultimate!! Not too firm and not too soft; just right. The look is exactly what we were searching for. [sic] Donna D.
We are very happy with our sofa….it’s a little slow in reclining up and down but getting used to it. It is very comfortable.[sic] Susan C.
About the Edie
Love my new couch
It took 12 years for my husband and I to find a couch we both love!! He loves recliners, I love mid/mod furniture with clean lines (most recliners don’t have this). I hope the couch lasts like my last couch of 20 years. Seams well-built. Color D160686. This couch does not fully recline, which is fine for us. [sic] Swarley
Worth every penny
Absolutely stunning furniture. Very well made structure that you can tell will last for many years. Worth the investment for high quality furniture. The sales rep was extremely helpful and made purchasing smooth and easy. [sic] John O
Is the Duo Collection Right For You?
After learning everything you need to know about the Duo Collection and exploring your options at our furniture store in Ottawa, it’s time to ask yourself if this type of furniture is right for you. If you’re still unsure, here are some last-minute factors to consider before making a final decision on sofas in Ottawa.
At La-Z-Boy, some of our design consultants in Ottawa and Kingston refer to the Duo Collection as the perfect compromise for families who can't decide between stationary and reclining furniture. This is true! It provides a stationary look for people who dislike reclining furniture.
What’s more, La-Z-Boy duo® furniture looks great in the center of a room, unlike our other reclining furniture pieces in Ottawa and Kingston. An exposed back can sometimes look sloppy with motion furniture, but not duo®. The padded back and sides provide a tailored look. You can also hide the unsightly cords by adding rechargeable battery packs to float your sofa in the middle of your room.
The downside to The Duo® Collection may be that it may not work with some people’s budgets. This is because all products within this collection are made of power furniture, which will always be more expensive than manual recliners and regular stationary furniture. So, weigh these factors carefully as you decide if the Duo Collection is right for you.
La-Z-Boy’s roots are in innovation. This is just an extension of how we continue to innovate and develop new products to solve what our customers are looking for in style and comfort.
We believe that La-Z-Boy duo® furniture is the best solution we’ve seen anywhere because of its functionality. There’s nothing else on the market like it.
Duo® furniture is comfortable without compromise. Revolutionary sectionals, sofas, loveseats, and chairs with the power to recline and an unexpected style.
To experience the duo® collection in person, visit any of our Ottawa and Kingston La-Z-Boy locations. Alternatively, you can book ahead to schedule an in-store or virtual appointment with a personal consultant.
We are happy to help you navigate all the options and tailor a room design right for you!
Consult with our expert designers through our complimentary in-home design service. Together you’ll make a floorplan, select furniture, accessories, and combine colour and fabric to bring your vision to life.
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