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Flexform, sofa Le Canapé

| Designbest editorial staff


e Canapé tufted sofa by Flexform is now 30 years old. Even if you might think Le Canapé has just entered production, in reality it was first manufactured in 1997. An easy mistake to make, be it for its crisp silhouette (bang on trend), solid frame or because it bears no similarity to an old-fashioned tufted sofa.

The secret of its appeal lies in a tiny yet brilliant detail: conventional buttons are replaced by a topstitch with two eyelets. When Le Canapé first came out in 1997, this simple idea revolutionised the field of soft furniture for ever, turning a conventional tufted sofa into an innovative and contemporary piece.  

Le Canapé has the same regal feel of a turn of the century sofa, yet with a distinctly modern touch: crisp silhouette, bolster cushions, base almost flush to the floor and upholstery in fabric or leather. Elegantly understated, Le Canapé is perfectly in tune with the limes we live in. 

A timeless piece perfectly in line with modern day living, destined to outlive any fad or fashion.


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