Ingenious and one-of-a-kind, the Cestone sofa is a showpiece that effortlessly stands out in any space
Designs fall out of favour as quickly as new ideas and innovations arise. The challenge then is to create something that stands the test of time—a challenge Flexform has conquered with the Cestone sofa. Embracing a balance of modernity and tradition, the Italian furniture brand stays a cut above the rest in continuing to redefine contemporary living.
A single glance at the Cestone sofa will immediately reveal it to be something quite special, a masterpiece in design that recalibrates what we know and how we think about living room décor. While most sofas are often placed against a wall, the Cestone sofa is designed to stand out in the middle of a room, with meticulous craftsmanship that draws attention to the back and sides of the sofa, parts that don’t often sport value-enhancing features.
These parts of the sofa are built with a sturdy metal framework and upholstered with woven strips of cowhide that create a unique and eye-catching “checkerboard” pattern, available in two configurations: one closely woven to form a tight-knit surface; and the other, more loosely woven to allow the underlying fabric to show through. This interplay of pattern and texture in the visually striking weave provides an elegant juxtaposition to the soft upholstered parts.
Championing the essence of timelessness in its construction as well, Flexform’s mastery of time-honoured craftsmanship is highlighted in the use of cowhide, a natural material that ages beautifully. Unlike newer materials in recent years, cowhide requires little maintenance but can withstand heavy use and exposure to abrasive elements for years. It has been used for thousands of years in clothing, shoes, luggage and more and remains a highly prized resource for its versatility and durability.
A marriage of form, function and fine craftsmanship, the Cestone sofa turns the standard of living room décor on its head. With timeless elegance and cutting-edge design, it’s a true modern classic that befits any stylish, contemporary home.
Available in 13 different colours, four of them in suede, the Cestone sofa pairs beautifully with its eponymous coffee tables with a top in Canaletto walnut or ash, which come in a wide range of hues that create a decadent textural contrast to the warmth of the cowhide. Check them out at Flexform’s flagship store in Manila. For inquiries, contact +632.8826.0726.