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post #31 of 93
Have you looked at Rolf-Benz? Their 1200, EGO type G or F sofas might be up your alley.
post #32 of 93
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If we do another Florence Knoll, we're looking at this fabric:



It's 96% wool and 4% cashmere. Martindale rating of 27,500.

I like that fabric a lot. I think you should go with that.
Think it's actually classier that the white leather.
post #33 of 93
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What about now?
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They look like friends in a children's cartoon where objects that are inanimate in real life have personalities and can talk.
Two of my favorite posts ever.
post #34 of 93
I'm not sure if I've ever noticed the Foo liking DWR or even buying anything on sale. But there is a DWR Annex sale this weekend.


http://www.dwr.com/category/find+a+studio/dwrannex.do
EVENTS

Winter Warehouse Clearance Sale
Saturday, January 17 through
Monday, January 19, 10am – 6pm daily


Save up to 70% at our Secaucus, New Jersey warehouse.

The DWR Annex in Secaucus, New Jersey, is always a marvelous place for the design obsessed – it’s full of the best in modern design at a discount. But every once in a while, we pull out all the stops. This three–day weekend, during the DWR Annex Winter Clearance Sale, you can save up to 70% on tables, chairs, beds, sofas, classics, outdoor furniture and more. You’re sure to find a treasure amongst the returned and seasonal overstock inventory.

If you’re without wheels, on Saturday and Sunday DWR is offering a shuttle from the DWR: Tools for Living store (142 Wooster Street, between Houston and Prince). It will be leaving hourly between 10am and 4pm. The last shuttle leaves the DWR Annex in Secaucus at 5pm
post #35 of 93
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There's a lot of Jasper Morrison stuff we like; I just don't recall this sofa. What do you know about Zannotta?

The Zanotta 'Alfa' sofa is one of my favorites in that style. Nice and low slung with a really modern look to it. The wool, in grey, is one I am lusting for, wish I would have bought it instead of the case study rip off I have.

http://www.europebynet.com/Detail_nn...NSFA010-1.html
post #36 of 93
Have two Cassina Maralunga 3 seater, they are holding up well. Considering reupholstering ... New covers are 1/3 of new sofa though ...
post #37 of 93
I've been thinking about this one a lot recently.

Marenco from Arflex. designed in 1970 by Mario Marenco




post #38 of 93
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The Zanotta 'Alfa' sofa is one of my favorites in that style. Nice and low slung with a really modern look to it. The wool, in grey, is one I am lusting for, wish I would have bought it instead of the case study rip off I have.

Yeah, the Alfa is a great sofa ...I saw this picture a couple of weeks ago:
post #39 of 93
You can also have a look at the Kennedy sofa from Jean-Marie Massaud. It's very similar to the florence knoll. I believe it's made by Cassina. !luc
post #40 of 93
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Yeah, the Alfa is a great sofa ...I saw this picture a couple of weeks ago:

Whose house is that? Any links to more photos?
post #41 of 93
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Whose house is that? Any links to more photos?

Sure, it is an interesting apartment.

http://nymag.com/homedesign/spring2007/31799/
post #42 of 93
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Sure, it is an interesting apartment.

http://nymag.com/homedesign/spring2007/31799/

That is a great place.

When I get my next place, I am going to get the Alfa.
post #43 of 93
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Hmm. The Alfa looks very promising. I checked out the Poltrona Frau website to see the Keneddee, but found the Quadra more appealing:



I know Poltrona Frau leather is supposed to be top notch, but how is the construction quality compared to Knoll? The Quadra is about half the price of a leather Florence Knoll sofa.
post #44 of 93
de Sede.

DS-159


RH-306
post #45 of 93
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I know Poltrona Frau leather is supposed to be top notch, but how is the construction quality compared to Knoll? The Quadra is about half the price of a leather Florence Knoll sofa.

I believe it's supposed to be very good. Cappelini, Cassina, and Poltrona are all held by the same group now, and have merged a lot of their facilities. Iammatt mentioned to me recently that whichever brand does a particular thing best now does it for all of them. So the Poltrona should have Cassina-level construction, while the other brands get Poltrana-level leather, etc.

Knoll quality is really the pits, so that's not a high bar to clear.

--Andre
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