Facebook Acquires Software Design Company Sofa

Facebook has acquired Sofa, an Amsterdam-based software and design company, making its seventh talent-focused acquisition this year.

Founded in 2006, Sofa is known for its Mac applications and e-commerce products on the web. Notably the Sofa team do all their own designs including art, icons, and interfaces for other high-profile clients.

The Sofa team will move to Palo Alto to work at Facebook HQ. "We were just blown away by the Sofa team’s work, from their Mac and web software to the interfaces and brand identities they created for clients," Facebook director of design Kate Aronowitz said in a statement. "The more we got to know them, the more we realized that their passion for working in small teams and iterating to find solutions to hard problems matched our own culture. We can’t wait for them to join the team."

The acquisition does not include the Sofa’s two key products, Kaleidoscope and Versions. Both apps will continue to live on, but Sofa has to look for a new home for them.


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