Hugh Jacobsen Design Eduard Flexform Sofa


Modern, high-end, upholstered Italian furniture has a crispness and elegance that is renowned all over the world. Simultaneously simple and sophisticated, Flexform is the one of the designer furniture brands that is to home decor what Fendi and Gucci are to fashion.


Flexform sofa silhouettes are, arguably, as easily recognizable as the monograms and logos of both aforementioned fashion houses — if you know what to look for. If I showed you what the three Flexform sofas featured in this post look like in their catalogs, you’d quickly be able to say “that one is the Long Island, that one is the Eduard, and this one is the GroundPiece!” The challenge is to be able to recognize each sofa in situ, in a living room or family room.


I’ve rounded up three of the most iconic Flexform sofas: the Long Island, the Eduard, and the GroundPiece. Once you see them in these interiors I bet they’ll look familiar. If not, they’ll be an introduction to the haute couture of home decor.


James Mohn Long Island Flexform Sofa
Flexform Long Island Sofa featured in an interior designed by James Mohn. Photo via James Mohn.

Designed in 2003 by Antonio Citteri, the fully modular Long Island sofa collection is meant to envelop, with soft cushions available with either feather padding or poly/dacron. The low profile sofa legs have multiple finishing options, including leather wrapping.


Hugh Jacobsen Design Eduard Flexform Sofa
Flexform Eduard Sofa featured in an interior designed by Simon and Hugh Newell Jacobsen. Photo via Architectural Digest.
Designed in 1991, the Eduard Sofa has a wood frame with down-filled Seat and backrest cushions. Back feet are wood, with front feet on castors. Removable fabric or leather slipcovers are a nice option in this collection.
Magdalena Keck Flexform GroundPiece Sofa
Magdalena Keck Flexform GroundPiece Sofa Flexform GroundPiece Sofa in an interior designed by Magdalena Keck. Photo via Meta Musings.

The Groundpiece was also designed in 2001 by Antonio Citterio. It is a modular sofa with fully removable slipcovers, for a wide range of customization and spacial configuration.

Flexform Groundpiece Sofa
Flexform GroundPiece Sofa in an interior designed by LENS°ASS architecten. Photo via Vogue Living and Design Boom.

The unprecedented features that makes the GroundPiece Flexform’s most popular sofa are the leather-wrapped metal container-shelves, available to function as armrests, shelves, and tables. In the interior below, designed by Axis Mundi, the leather shelf is shown in the forefront of the photo, alongside the sectional’s chaise portion.

Flexform GroundPiece Sofa in an interior designed by Axis Mundi. Photo via Axis Mundi.

Now that you’ve had a look at three of Flexform’s most famous sofas, think you can call them out by name in different interiors? Regardless, let me know which one is your favorite, and why.

This post is sponsored by CentroForme. CentroForme is a Flexform dealer that specializes in international sales and worldwide delivery. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Sarah Sarna [dot] com possible!

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Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Author at, empowering women to decorate and dress with confidence.