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It’s orange. It’s velvety. It seats three comfortably, but six can pile on. It’s the sofa from the Central Perk coffee shop on Friends, and it’s going on a world tour.

By now, you must have heard that this year marks the 25th anniversary of NBC’s beloved ’90s sitcom going on the air.  There are lots of events planned as part of the celebration, including an immersive pop-up experience in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. The Central Perk sofa will be there before embarking on its tour later this month.

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You’ll notice from the schedule below that there is some overlap. There will be multiple replicas of the Central Perk sofa on the tour to meet the demand of the many international Friends fans who will want to sit on the famous furniture.

After a visit to the Grand Canyon, the Central Perk sofa will be appearing in other iconic places, such as the Empire State Building and London’s Abbey Road. Here are the dates:

  • Klyde Warren Park – Dallas, USA (Sept. 13–29)
  • Reunion Tower (Observation Deck) – Dallas, USA (Sept. 16–30)
  • US Bank Tower (OUE Skyspace LA) – Los Angeles, USA (Sept. 16–22)
  • The Empire State Building (Observation Deck) – New York, USA (Sept. 21–22)
  • Maggie Daley Park – Chicago, USA (Sept. 21)
  • Willis Tower (Observation Deck) – Chicago, USA (Sept. 20–22)
  • Jackson Square – New Orleans, USA (Sept. 19–22)
  • Jardin du Palais Royal – Paris, France (Sept. 12)
  • The Burj Khalifa – Dubai, UAE (Sept. 16–Oct.16)
  • Abbey Road – London, UK (TBD)
  • Ross Fountain/Edinburgh Castle – Edinburgh, UK (Sept. 16)
  • Cardiff Castle – Cardiff, UK (Sept. 19)
  • Tower Bridge (Potters Field) – London, UK (Sept. 20)
  • The London Eye – London, UK (Sept. 22)
  • Triton Fountain (Piazza Barberini) – Rome, Italy (Sept. 21–22)
  • Berlin Sony Center – Berlin, Germany (Sept. 21–22)
  • Comic Con Africa – Johannesburg, South Africa (Sept. 21–24)
  • Loft Ginza – Tokyo, Japan (Sept. 18–24)
  • Royal Palace – Madrid, Spain (Oct.1–Nov.30)
  • FACTS (Flanders Expo) – Ghent, Belgium (Oct. 19)
  • Lucca Comics & Games Fan Event – Lucca, Italy (Oct.30–Nov. 3)

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