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Review of the La-Z-Boy Duo® Furniture Collection

January 15, 2021

Sophisticated Style with the Power to Recline

 

La-Z-Boy has been in the reclining business since day one. Innovation begins with the customer and what the customer wants. The client lets them know what they’re missing in the furniture market. With this, La-Z-Boy would typically hear, “I want a recliner, but my wife doesn’t like it.” So it got them thinking, “what if we have something that appeals to both husband and wife?”

The cool thing about La-Z-Boy duo® furniture is it 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. 

1. What is La-Z-Boy duo® furniture?

Duo® is a collection of contemporary furniture styles including sectionals, sofas, loveseats, and chairs, all with the power to recline.

Simply use the side-mounted 2-button control panels to recline and raise the leg rests. Built-in USB ports 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.

Duo® is ultra customizable, there are over 800 fabrics and leathers to choose from and 4 unique silhouettes that speak to four different lifestyles.

2. Product Features

Place duo® furniture  anywhere in your room including right up against the wall for what we call “zero wall proximity!” Duo® reclines with ease and can save space. The operation of the duo® is simple. It’s powered by one button for up and one button for down, and it also has a USB charging port.  

Go cordless: optional hidden battery pack lets you place duo anywhere.

Relax in style. The Powered leg rest provides limitless reclining positions on both sides, all at the touch of a button. 

 

Premier Construction: The Standard for La-Z-Boy® Comfort

 

Duo® furniture goes beyond good looks alone for added comfort and optimal firmness. These premier sofas, loveseats, sectionals, and chairs come standard with ComfortCore® cushions and custom details that can help you create a look that’s all your own. 

Patented ComfortCore cushions support your every curve with the perfect balance of firm support and luxurious softness.

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➊ Quality-crafted frame consisting of kiln-dried hardwood and furniture-grade laminates

➋ Fully padded outside back, outside arms, and front post

➌ La-Z-Boy non-skid logo decking-sag sinuous wire seat and back springs to keep seat cushions in place

➍ Patented ComfortCore® seat cushions – zoned seating offers added support for the spine, hips and behind the knees

➎ Self-healing zippers fixed effortlessly by zipping and unzipping past the point where it has popped open with usage

➏ Accent pillows lined with accordion fabric for added loft

➐ Limited Lifetime Warranty on parts, mechanism, and frame

 

To learn more about La-Z-Boy ComfortCore cushion technology, take a look at this Review of La-Z-Boy’s Chair and Sofa Seat Cushions.

3. La-Z-Boy duo® furniture’s Four Different Silhouettes

 

A) Colby

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.

 

Chair, loveseat, sofa

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Review of the La-Z-Boy Duo® Furniture Collection
Review of the La-Z-Boy Duo® Furniture Collection

B) Bennett

With rolled cigar arms, a subtly scalloped back, our Bennett duo reclining furniture boasts details you might consider more refined than relaxed.

 

chair, loveseat, sofa

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Review of the La-Z-Boy Duo® Furniture Collection
Review of the La-Z-Boy Duo® Furniture Collection

C) Edie

La-Z-Boy Edie duo sofa, sectional & chair & a half has clean and casual design features. With padded outer arms, a padded back, tapered wood legs, and welt trim. Style‑shoppers will love the refined design. 

 

Chair & a half, sofa, sectional

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Review of the La-Z-Boy Duo® Furniture Collection

B) MaKenna

The La-Z-Boy Makenna duo has a modern edge with clean lines, dipped track arms with welt trim detail, and rich wood legs. It has padded outer arms, a padded outer back.

 

Chair, loveseat, sofa

Review of the La-Z-Boy Duo® Furniture Collection
Review of the La-Z-Boy Duo® Furniture Collection
Review of the La-Z-Boy Duo® Furniture Collection

4. Upgrades and Options For La-Z-Boy duo® furniture

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.

 

Upholstery / Cover Options

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.

 

Specialty fabrics: Unique fabrics made for your everyday needs

Stain Resistant:

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

Pet friendly fabrics tested to simulate the scratches and wear pets can cause, to ensure a durable and easily washable fabric.

To learn more about pet-friendly furniture read our article on how to create a pet friendly room.

Antimicrobial *New

Antimicrobial properties surround each fibre to protect against mould, mildew and odour-causing bacteria.

Performance

Superior stain and fade resistance properties make these fabrics easy to clean and incredibly durable.

Eco Friendly

conserveTM 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.

To see what some of our covers would look like in your home, order your free sample fabric swatches!

Seat Cushions 

Raise your comfort level by upgrading to ComfortCore® GEL seat cushions for your stationary sofa. This cushion has seven layers of comfort technology that includes gel-infused memory foam. It provides exceptional support as it conforms to your body. 

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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.

Nailhead Trim 

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.

La-Z-Boy Decorative Accent Pillows Collage

Pillows

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.

5. 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.

The Colby chair has a starting price of $2,169, the loveseat starting at $3,129, and the sofa at $3,149. The price then increases depending on the different fabric or leather chosen and other selected options and upgrades.

The Bennett chair starts at $2,169, the loveseat at $3,049, and the sofa at 3,069. The price then increases depending on the different fabric or leather chosen and other selected options and upgrades.

The Edie chair and a half start at $2269, the sofa at $2,469. The Edie sectional is very large and is made up of a minimum of 3 pieces; the corner seat at $1269 and two reclining loveseats at $2,369 for a total of $6007,00.

For further information on the Edie sectional and its available configurations have a look at the Edie product manual

The Makenna with the least expensive price point has the chair starting at $1,769, the loveseat at $2,649, and the sofa at $2,669. The price then increases depending on the different fabric or leather chosen and other selected options and upgrades.

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.

 

*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change.  Please visit lzb.com and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing.  

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6. 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 the 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 cushion, 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 a more specific breakdown of the Premier Construction Limited Lifetime Warranty and what it covers, take a closer look below …

 

duo Premier Sofas, Sectionals, Loveseats, and Chairs

1 Year

3 Year

5 Year

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Frame

 

 

 

Show Wood

 

 

 

Springs & Spring System

 

 

 

Electrical Components

 

 

 

duo Mechanism

 

 

 

ComfortCore Cushion

 

 

 

ComfortCore GEL Cushion

 

 

 

Fabric/Leather

 

 

 

iClean & Conserve Fabrics

 

 

 

iClean Fabrics

 

 

 

Conserve Fabrics

 

 

 

iClean and Antimicrobacterial Fabrics

 

 

 

Antimicrobacterial Fabrics

 

 

 

For information on the additional protection plans available at La-Z-Boy, read Is La-Z-Boy Extended Warranty Plan Worth It?

7. Is Duo® Right For You?

We consulted Jonathan, our La-Z-Boy rep for this review and he shared that, “he always jokingly refers to duo® as a compromise for people who have different needs. One wants to recline, and the other doesn’t but having duo® serves both masters!” 

It provides a stationary look for people who dislike reclining furniture and offers the number one recline position that is sitting upright with feet up.

Unlike your typical reclining furniture, La-Z-Boy duo® furniture looks great in the center of a room. 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 duo® may not work with some people’s budgets as it runs a little more expensive than our typical reclining furniture. 

If you’re looking for furniture that reclines back into a zero-gravity position, then duo® is not for you.

8. Customer Reviews

Colby

 

Terrific purchase!

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 family room. The sales rep was most helpful and offered a wide range of colors and fabrics. The delivery men were prompt, 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 perfect 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.

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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.

Bennett Sofa

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.

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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 last 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. Sales rep was extremely helpful and made purchasing smooth and easy. [sic] John O

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MaKenna

 

Great Lazy Boy chair and sofa

Love this chair and sofa, Sits just right, not too soft or too hard. Color and fabric is awesome. But the best part, is that it reclines and put your feet up and relax.[sic] Diane C.

No Couch Potato.

Love It! A sofa that needs no child to help you get up and out??. Love that it reclines on both ends and has a USB port on each side. Have fallen asleep on the couch and waken up to my realization that I was not in bed. No fetal position on this sofa. Can stretch out completely. Very comfortable and most important, stylish.[sic] J.J

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Next Steps

 

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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