Review and Comparison Guide: Modern Classic's Florence Knoll Loveseat and Sofa
Inspired by: Florence Knoll Lounge Settee and Sofa
Florence Knoll Loveseat
|Florence Knoll Loveseat|
|Our Item No.||MC-7202|
|Base Price||$ 2,360|
|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|
Florence Knoll Sofa
|Florence Knoll Sofa|
|Our Item No.||MC-7203|
|Base Price||$ 2,720|
|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|
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
Detailed Comparison: Modern Classics vs. Others
Modern Classics Brand
Design Within Reach
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.
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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