MONROE VS MAXWELL

Steve Sechrest, COCOCOHome – Co-founder, Charlotte NC

Our Monroe sofa is the functional equivalent of Restoration Hardware’s Maxwell sofa. They share the same contemporary track arm style, the same essential proportions, and they both come in a deep version. 

Shown in Pure “Molasses”

So what are the differences between the Monroe Leather Sofa and the Restoration Hardware Maxwell leather sofa?

Who makes Restoration Hardware’s Furniture? and where?
First and foremost, the Monroe is made in America and RH’s is made in China (I know, I know, the lady at your RH store told you that they make furniture in the United States, but she was lying). The Monroe is made in our own plant right here in Newton, North Carolina.

The Monroe’s frame is made from American Oak. I am pretty sure theirs is made from Russian Birch plywood. I know it is not oak.

Spring Quality of RH Furniture vs. COCOCOHome Furniture 
RH says they use 8-way hand tied springs.  The Monroe features a pocketed coil spring system from Leggett & Platt that exceeds the performance of real eight-way hand tied springs using almost ten times the number of true coil springs for a better, more comfortable sit and greater durability.

Cushion Quality and Durability of RH Furniture vs. COCOCOHome Furniture 
RH uses cushion core which is soft, to be sure, but is not going to hold up as well as our 24 lb Ultracel foam core that is covered in a super soft oscillated foam topper then wrapped in down. Why don’t they use a better cushion? Because it costs more.

Spring Quality of RH Furniture vs. COCOCOHome Furniture 
RH says they use 8-way hand tied springs.  The Monroe features a pocketed coil spring system from Leggett & Platt that exceeds the performance of real eight-way hand tied springs using almost ten times the number of true coil springs for a better, more comfortable sit and greater durability.

Cushion Quality and Durability of RH Furniture vs. COCOCOHome Furniture 
RH uses cushion core which is soft, to be sure, but is not going to hold up as well as our 24 lb Ultracel foam core that is covered in a super soft oscillated foam topper then wrapped in down. Why don’t they use a better cushion? Because it costs more.

Leather Quality of RH Furniture vs. COCOCOHome Furniture
One area where our Monroe is similar to Restoration Hardware and their Maxwell Leather Sofa is that we both buy great leathers from Moore & Giles, such as Brompton leathers and now Berkshire leather. In fact we started making furniture in Berkshire more than two years before RH started using it. So if you want a couch that is a Maxwell look-a-like you can choose Brompton Cocoa. But if you want to make it your own, you can choose from far more leather options in far more colors than RH allows. Hundreds more, and at a lower price.

Custom Personalized Furniture offerings of RH Furniture vs. COCOCOHome Furniture
The Monroe can be personalized by adding nail trim, hair-on hide accents or changing the number of cushions. The Restoration Hardware Maxwell cannot be personalized at all.

Leather Quality of RH Furniture vs. COCOCOHome Furniture
One area where our Monroe is similar to Restoration Hardware and their Maxwell Leather Sofa is that we both buy great leathers from Moore & Giles, such as Brompton leathers and now Berkshire leather. In fact we started making furniture in Berkshire more than two years before RH started using it. So if you want a couch that is a Maxwell look-a-like you can choose Brompton Cocoa. But if you want to make it your own, you can choose from far more leather options in far more colors than RH allows. Hundreds more, and at a lower price.

Custom Personalized Furniture offerings of RH Furniture vs. COCOCOHome Furniture
The Monroe can be personalized by adding nail trim, hair-on hide accents or changing the number of cushions. The Restoration Hardware Maxwell cannot be personalized at all.

Conclusion/Recommendation
So if you like Restoration Hardware’s leather Maxwell Sofa, and don’t mind buying a Chinese-made sofa in which every important component is made with cheaper materials, then by all means buy it from RH. If, on the other hand, you want an American Made Maxwell styled Sofa, made with top quality materials and personalized for you, then buy our Monroe.

We are not limited to this; So please feel free to visit one of our store in Charlotte or Atlanta or call us at 704 892 6680.

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