Factory Visit: Italy’s Beloved Flexform Furniture

A glimpse at how the multi-generational, family-owned brand makes their sophisticated, strong yet supple pieces

Presented in partnership with Flexform

Flexform‘s furniture is angled but flexile, strong but supple, robust but comfortable, tenacious but delicate. These seemingly opposing traits work in perfect harmony through the Italian brand’s many creations. In fact, their philosophy—to combine comfort with sophisticated aesthetics—is within the name Flexform itself: a portmanteau of “flexible” and “form.” Founded in 1959 by brothers Romeo, Pietro and Agostino Galimberti, Flexform is still owned and run …

Hands-On With Schumacher Fabrics

Why everything we thought we knew about reupholstering was wrong

What happens when you combine hand-me-down furniture and traditional fabrics with one of NYC’s best-loved designers? The answer is two reinvented chairs that stay true to their roots. The pleasantly surprising path to these old-meets-new results started with a practical and common enough scenario: furniture that badly needed reupholstering. Like many who undertake their own home decor projects, I was short on time but long on …

Heimtextil, International Trade Show for Home Textiles

The leading producers of upholstery fabrics, wallpapers, ready-made products for the bed, bath and table

Inside of Heimtextil, the exposition presents a must-see forecasting area for industry professionals. Here, design and lifestyle developments are brought to life by seven research and innovation agencies from around Europe. For the 2018 edition London-based FranklinTill Studio acts as the coordinator and took care of the artistic and content direction of the entire space. The main theme, “The Future is Urban,” originates from a …