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Must replace my Florence Knoll sofa

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mafoofan, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. dkzzzz

    dkzzzz Well-Known Member

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    I'm shocked by the shoddy service and product quality, so we are happy to take our money elsewhere. Still, the Florence Knoll is our favorite design. For that reason, we may try to re-order the sofa, but in a different fabric or leather--probably fabric, because we're scared of the leather now.

    Thanks!


    1. Use your awesome lawyery skillz to sue them out of business ,finally. Their gimmiky junk should cease to exist.

    2. Don't be surprised by shoddy or flat out dishonest services. We in US fancy ourselves to be a developed world's nation while living in a 3rd world country in fact.
     
  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    I would have gotten a mustard tweed.

    That would be very pretty, but it doesn't quite fit into our living room scheme.

    I own this sofa and seconds Iammatt comments. It's definitely slim and low profile. I have the two seaters 2,10m long version though, only two large cushions and the armrests are not as large as they appear on this picture.

    Does it feel solid? The two cushion setup might be preferable anyway; the smaller center cushion looks a little funny. What's this thing cost?

    I like this

    Eh. Very neat looking piece, but I have a hard time imagining it with other things.

    1. Use your awesome lawyery skillz to sue them out of business ,finally. Their gimmiky junk should cease to exist.

    I have none. Anyway, they already offered a full refund.

    If we do another Florence Knoll, we're looking at this fabric:

    [​IMG]

    It's 96% wool and 4% cashmere. Martindale rating of 27,500.
     
  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Eh. Very neat looking piece, but I have a hard time imagining it with other things.

    What about now?

    [​IMG]
     
  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    What about now?

    [​IMG]


    They look like friends in a children's cartoon where objects that are inanimate in real life have personalities and can talk.
     
  5. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

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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.
    Like Mafoofan's brave little toaster!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. spertia

    spertia Well-Known Member

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    Given your tastes and interests in furniture, I'm sure you have already considered this obvious possibility, but what about the Eames Sofa Compact? Not as substantial as your current sofa, but given your bad experience with Knoll, perhaps you should give Herman Miller a try.
     
  7. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Well-Known Member

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    Does it feel solid? The two cushion setup might be preferable anyway; the smaller center cushion looks a little funny. What's this thing cost?
    cushions are feathers, made by Cassina. Removable cushions are great for cleaning and let you swap/return them weekly easily.
    I have diffculties lifting it, that's how solid it is [​IMG]
    Cost will vary with the fabric. As I have two small kids, I didn't chose anything fancy: heavy duty moka trevira. This kind of setup will take you close to $6,000.

    !luc
     
  8. Flieger

    Flieger Well-Known Member

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    Mafoo, just ask this forum, or Iammat for a shortcut, what the best of the best is and then buy it. Just like the rest of your stuff.
     
  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    Mafoo, just ask this forum, or Iammat for a shortcut, what the best of the best is and then buy it. Just like the rest of your stuff.

    Do you really think I'd dress the way I do if I picked what the forum liked?
     
  10. summej2

    summej2 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it's Sabrina. Yours is holding up well? What color did you get? We're less disappointed with the durability, and more with the shoddy quality control.

    Our is a dark brown. I have a swatch with number somewhere, but don't recall off hand.

    The down side with leathers like these I think is that if the surface coating is abraded off, there isn't anything that can be done. The plus side is that it won't abrade or stain easily.
     
  11. binge

    binge Well-Known Member

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    Have you looked at Rolf-Benz? Their 1200, EGO type G or F sofas might be up your alley.
     
  12. Flieger

    Flieger Well-Known Member

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    If we do another Florence Knoll, we're looking at this fabric:

    [​IMG]

    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.
     
  13. emptym

    emptym Well-Known Member

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    What about now?
    [​IMG]

    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. [​IMG]
     
  14. poorsod

    poorsod Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  15. farfisa23

    farfisa23 Well-Known Member

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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
     
  16. speedster.8

    speedster.8 Well-Known Member

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    Have two Cassina Maralunga 3 seater, they are holding up well. [​IMG] Considering reupholstering ... New covers are 1/3 of new sofa though ...
     
  17. hypersonic

    hypersonic Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking about this one a lot recently.

    Marenco from Arflex. designed in 1970 by Mario Marenco
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  18. hypersonic

    hypersonic Well-Known Member

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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:
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  20. spertia

    spertia Well-Known Member

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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?
     

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