Florence Knoll Loveseat

Florence Knoll Loveseat
Our Item No. MC-7202
Base Price $ 2,260
Overall Dimensions: 62.5"w x 32.5"d x 31.25"h
Seat Height: 18 inches
Seat Dimensions: 57.5"w x 23.5"d
Weight: 104 pounds

Florence Knoll Sofa

Florence Knoll Sofa
Our Item No. MC-7203
Base Price $ 2,610
Overall Dimensions: 90.5"w x 32.5"d x 31.25"h
Seat Height: 18 inches
Seat Dimensions: 86"w x 23.5"d
Weight: 156 pounds

We wrote this review and comparison guide to help you select the best version of the Florence Knoll Settee and Sofa on the Market. We have only highlighted 4 sellers of these iconic pieces, the primary contenders if you will, and while it seem slightly bias toward our versions, the points are valid and we hope support the notion that our versions of these sofas are the best value proposition on the market.

Summary: Modern Classics vs. the Competition

Feature Modern Classics Design Within Reach Rove Concepts Interior Icons
Florence Knoll Loveseat (in leather) $ 2,260 $ 7,715 $ 1,299 $ 999
Florence Knoll Sofa (in leather) $ 2,610 $ 14,479 $ 1,761 $ 1,299
Upholstery Materials
5.00 out of 5
4.00 out of 5
1.00 out of 5
1.00 out of 5
Chair Dimensions
5.00 out of 5
4.00 out of 5
2.00 out of 5
1.00 out of 5
Chair Construction
5.00 out of 5
4.00 out of 5
1.00 out of 5
1.00 out of 5
Cushion Construction
5.00 out of 5
4.00 out of 5
3.00 out of 5
1.00 out of 5
Custom Options
5.00 out of 5
2.00 out of 5
1.00 out of 5
1.00 out of 5

Detailed Comparison: Modern Classics vs. Others

  Modern Classics Brand  

BASE PRICE:
  $ 2,490 (Loveseat) $ 2,890 (sofa).
4.00 out of 5
UPHOLSTERY MATERIALS:
 We offer 20 colors of Italian leathers, 16 colors of textured boucle 100% polyester fabric made in US, which is is considered a high performance fabric with 250k double-rubs, highly resistant to piling or fading, plus it has a stainguard built into the material. Using state of the art dying techniques, each dye lot is virtually the same and color matching is never an issue. There is also the option of providing your own fabric or leather for a minor custom upcharge.
5.00 out of 5
CHAIR DIMENSIONS:
 Our frame dimensions are a very close match to the designer's original intent of the model. Our chair has the excellent sitting position, with the armrests the proper distance from the seat cushion, for comfort.
5.00 out of 5
CHAIR CONSTRUCTION:
 Our chair is made with hardwood and strong construction techniques. The back panel is made separate, and then attached internally, a design feature only found in the premium brands.
5.00 out of 5
CUSHION CONSTRUCTION:
 Our cushions are made with high-resilent high-density foam that has a medium firmness. Our tufting is acheived through the sewing of individual squares and fiber-fill. You can have a choices of buttons or no buttons, either way, the tufting look is maintained.
5.00 out of 5
CUSTOM OPTIONS:
 We offer the extreme flexibility on this model for customizing. First, there is the upholstery material. You can provide your own fabric or leather. We can powder coat the legs using one of our standard colors, or your own selection.
5.00 out of 5

  Design Within Reach

BASE PRICE:
  $7,775-$10,635 for fabric; $10,517 - $14,479 for leather
1.00 out of 5
UPHOLSTERY MATERIALS:
Offered in a wide range of fabric colors and fabric grades, however, their signature Classic Boucle is a low performance wool/nylon blend not known for its long life. DWR also offers the chair in leather, in a wide variety of colors.
4.00 out of 5
CHAIR DIMENSIONS:
 The DWR brand chair dimensions seem to be the same throughout the lifetime of their manufacturing. However, they just introduced a deeper seat version, 32 inches as compared to the standard version of 23 inches.
4.00 out of 5
CHAIR CONSTRUCTION:
 DWR offers the Knoll brand of Florence Knoll Lounge chair. It has a solid wood inner frame and no-sag seat suspension, like the Modern Classics brand. Their leg and frame is chrome plated steel.
4.00 out of 5
CUSHION CONSTRUCTION:
 DWR is finally offering the Florence knoll cushions in a softer foam material, as compared to the standard one, which is hard a rock. They only offer buttons on the leather version.
2.00 out of 5
CUSTOM OPTIONS:
 For a significant upcharge, Knoll will make a chair using your fabric or leather. They do not offer a custom finish option for their metal frame.
2.00 out of 5

  Rove Concepts

BASE PRICE:
  $ 1,299
5.00 out of 5
UPHOLSTERY MATERIALS:
 Offered in a very cheap fabric, a wool blend, that has no life span or stain protection. Will rapidly pil up. Unstable dye lots, so rarely can you get a complete set of chairs that look the same. Also offered in leather.
1.00 out of 5
CHAIR DIMENSIONS:
 Frame dimensions are a very different than the Signature version, in that, the chair sits with more angled back and the chair is not as wide or as deep. This one is truly made wrong. Look closely at how the back cushion sits in the chair. It has more cushion above the chair frame than below it, so you can see how that will bend over when you sit in it? Shockingly bad!
3.00 out of 5
CHAIR CONSTRUCTION:
 Rove probably uses solid wood construction on their offering, but the angle and final results are quite different than ours and the Knoll version.
1.00 out of 5
CUSHION CONSTRUCTION:
 Rove most likely uses inexpensive foam that is not layered with multi-density. Who's to say at this price point.
3.00 out of 5
CUSTOM OPTIONS:
 Rove does not offer custom modiifcations for their offering, in fabric, or steel frame colors or anything.
1.00 out of 5

  Interior Icons

BASE PRICE:
  $ 1,299
4.00 out of 5
UPHOLSTERY MATERIALS:
 Offered in a very cheap fabric, a wool blend, that has no life span or stain protection. Will rapidly pil up. Unstable dye lots, so rarely can you get a complete set of chairs that look the same.
1.00 out of 5
CHAIR DIMENSIONS:
 Frame dimensions are a very different than the Signature version, in that, the chair sits with more angled back and the chair is not as wide or as deep. This one is truly made wrong. Look closely at how the back cushion sits in the chair. It has more cushion above the chair frame than below it, so you can see how that will bend over when you sit in it? Just like the Rove version, shockingly bad!
1.00 out of 5
CHAIR CONSTRUCTION:
 Interior Icons probably uses solid wood construction on their offering, but the angle and final results are quite different than ours and the Knoll version.
1.00 out of 5
CUSHION CONSTRUCTION:
 Interior Icons most likely uses inexpensive foam that is not layered with multi-density. Who's to say at this price point.
1.00 out of 5
CUSTOM OPTIONS:
 Interior Icons does not offer custom modifications for their offering, in fabric, steel frame finishing or anything.
1.00 out of 5

Product Description

This Loveseat and Sofa were inspired by the Lounge Collection created by US designer Florence Knoll (1917-present) to have a spare, angular profile that reflects the objective perfectionism of modern design. As a pioneer of the Knoll Planning Unit, Florence Knoll modestly called these pieces the "fill-in pieces that no one else wants to do."  We absolutely love this design for it's clean lines and comfort.

Our Florence Knoll Loveseat and Sofa reproductions are offered in either Italian leather or our exclusive boucle textured fabric. Each chair is handmade using modern furniture construction techniques for superb seat comfort and durability. Some of the features of our Loveseats and Sofas include:

  • Fully welted (piping) and tufted seat backs and bottom cushions
  • High-resilent foam in arms, back and seat cushions of varying density
  • Exposed legs and frame are made of 14 gauge 1" square stainless steel tubing polished to a mirror finish with adjustable feet glides
  • Interior hardwood box frames and mitered frame corners
  • Back cushions are angled and attached with Velcro to keep them in place.

For the leather version, the cushion surfaces consist of individual aniline-dyed leather panels offered in 20 colors; each piece is cut and hand-sewn using a straight stitch seam similar to the "signature" brand and offered with our without matching leather buttons.  For the fabric version, we offer 20 colors in our exclusive 100% polyester boucle textured fabric; each panel is sewn with a straight stitch seam and is offered with or without matching buttons. All models have the welting around the perimeter  edges of the cushion and frame.  Our construction techniques provide a solid chair perfect for commercial and residential applications.

LEATHER CHOICES

Modern Classics Furniture offers two levels of Top-Grain Italian Leathers. Each of the these groupings feature:

  • Top-grain Italian leather from Grade A hides
  • Semi aniline-dyed (standard) and 100% aniline-dyed (premium)
  • Made in Italy and imported to our factory
  • Have a UV and Moisture Guard built into the dye
  • Are not split hides or bonded leather

We are happy to mail you a physical piece of leather so you can hold it in your hands.

Below are the leather colors we offer for our Saarinen Executive Side Chair Collection. Our Standard Leathers (denoted with the prefix L1) are top-grain, aniline-dyed, and then color corrected with a slight embossing to create a more uniform grain pattern. Our Premium leathers (denoted with the prefix L2) are also top-grain, aniline-dyed but have a soft feel to them and much of the hides natural grain patterns are retained. All our leathers are considered equally durable and are ideal for home or commercial use. To read more about leather, read our A Guide to Understanding Upholstery Leather: A Primer.

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Boucle Fabric Choices

We offer our own exclusive collection "boucle" textured fabric in an extensive collection of colors that are particularly suited for the mid-century modern furniture we make. This fabric and colors were custom made just for us, at a well-known North America mill. Made of 100% polyester, our boucle's are soft, durable (250K double rubs), stain and UV resistant. We have arranged these swatches in color groups below.

We are happy to mail you a physical piece of fabric so you can hold it in your hands. Click on any of these swatches to see an enlarged view.

Fabric Name: Modern Boucle Fabric
Content: 100% Post-Consumer recycled Polyester
Weight: 22 oz/linear yard
Finish: Greenshield™ (High Performance, Eco-friendly stain guard that beads liquids and easy to clean)
Abrasion Resistance: 250,000 Double Rubs(ASTM D4157-13)
Crocking: Wet: Class 5.0, Dry: Class 4.5 (AATCC 8)
Light Fastness: Class 4.0 - 5.0 @ 40 hours (AATCC 16 3511)
Pilling Resistance: Class 5.0 (ASTM D 3511)
Seam Slippage: Warp: 79.5 lbs Fill: 133.0 lbs (ASTM D 4034)
Tensile Strength: Warp: 177.0 lbs Fill: 234.0 lbs (ASTM D 5034)

Other Metal Frame Color Choices

Besides the standard #304 Polished Stainless Steel frames shown above, we do our own in-house powdercoating over the stainless steel frame. We offer 8 standard colors and there is a $100 extra charge for the custom frame finishing.

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About Modern Classics Furniture

Here at Modern Classics Furniture, we focus tightly on manufacturing and selling furniture in the niche market known as Iconic Modern Classics Furniture. Here's why we are your top choice for Modern Classic Furniture:

  • We make and sell only our own products -- we do not sell other manufacturer's product, nor will you find our products elsewhere on the Internet.
  • We offer a 3 year warranty
  • We offer FREE SHIPPING on all retail and design trade orders
  • We only make quality furniture using the best materials
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Corporate Headquarters

1788 Midway Lane Bellingham, WA 98226
Curt Roth, President
360-733-6400
curt@modernclassics.com

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