Like many success stories we’ve heard before, FLEXFORM started as a family business in the sixties, in the Brianza manufacturing district, in the Northern part of Italy.
This region has a rich history of being a concentration of great artisan manufacturers of padded furniture since the early 1900s. Moreover, being very close to Milano city, it had access to the best creatives from the industry, collaborating with many architects, designers, and artists, and being able to create industrial designs using innovative materials way ahead of the rest of the world.
It all started in 1959 when the Galimberti brothers opened an artisan workshop, called “Flexform di Galimberti”, which specialized in the production of upholstered sofas and armchairs. In the following years, their furniture pieces were present inside the most prestigious villas and historical palaces from Milano to Lake Como, becoming a well‐known name in the industry.
Dear readers and design lovers,
Today we will take a closer look at a true ICON among DESIGN OBJECTS, the model Soriana, designed in 1969 by the Italian architects Afra and Tobia Scarpa, is a production 100% Made in Italy by the famous company CASSINA. This sofa received many awards, among whom the prestigious Compasso d’Oro in 1970, being declared “a masterpiece of complexity achieved through simple tools”.
The model Auto-Reverse was designed to be playful, joyful, dynamic, allowing us to change its form and style creating unique avant-garde design style always on trend! It is modern and sophisticated in details, intricated and unusual, but at same time so comfortable and easy at cleaning and maintenance.
Jupiter (jùpiter) is the result of a visionary design style, the incorporation of new materials, innovative technology, and space aerodynamic shapes! The Italian architect and designer Mauro Lipparini has created many success stories for different brands of international recognition, but this one is SPECIAL! Welcome to Jupiter!
A balanced mix of the fifties modernistic look and Scandinavian design, the armchair Lilo Wing is accommodating and welcoming, offering privacy and comfortability, is an excellent choice for home interiors and public spaces. It was designed by the famous architect and designer of Spanish origins Patricia Urquiola for the prestigious Italian design brand MOROSO.
It's with great pleasure we can create today's outdoor free-standing intimate places inside the house, near a fireplace, in the winter garden, or the veranda. It’s always so enjoyable and relaxing to take time and simply lay down in a beautiful and cozy armchair, drinking a cup of hot chocolate or freshly brewed coffee, read a book, or meet the sunrises/sunsets.
Material, oval in shape, this armchair has distinctive flowing lines, reminding the silhouette of a seashell. Influenced by the Scandinavian style, this model was born in 2002 by the hands of a world-known architect and designer of Spanish origins Patricia Urquiola, taking the name Fjord.
First, it was introduced as an armchair, but immediately after was completed with a set of other items, including a relax armchair, a pouf of different sizes, and a pair of barstools.
Model Ruché brings together the unusual and the traditional, beautifully merging soft welcoming curves with rigorous straight lines.
The armchair NEMO (2011), designed by Fabio Novembre for the Italian producer company Driade www.driade.com.
Founded in 1968, Driade became immediately associated with High Luxury Design Furniture segment because of so many important collaborations made with best designers, architects and other cultural personalities, authors of many design icons, such as Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Fabio Novembre, Patricia Urquiola, Rodolfo Dordoni, Alessandro Mendini, Naoto Fukasawa, Tokujin Yoshioka, and others.
After more than five decades in the business, Driade continues to create an avant-garde lifestyle, modern and rich in shapes and materiality, a balanced blend between Rock, Pop, Sexiness, Sophistication, and Experimentation (as the brand sees itself).
Both tables GHEO designed by the Italian architect Emanuele Missaglia for the Italian producer company PORADA look alike but are not the same. By shape and aspect, they are out of this world! Available in different sizes and materials.