How many pillows are needed to make a sofa? paolo rizzatto would answer 33! but be careful, these 33 pillows build the sofa don’t simply equip it. metaphorically speaking, the sofa gets back to the origin of its evolution when it was nothing more than a lot of pillows on the floor or leaning on a bench. the designer draws actually a new form of macro capitonné where each module retains its own identity.