Sunday, August 24, 2008

New sofa -- Flexform Groundpiece!

We received our new Flexform Groundpiece sofa from on August 9th, the morning of my bday party -- what timing! It came packed in three large wooden crates, and in ten or so boxes within the crates.

Before we had the delivery guys unpack it, we had them move the Ligne-Roset Multy loveseat from the family room to the upstairs guest bedroom (where, believe it or not, was its originally-planned destination, even though it had done stints in the old living room, the scraper, and the family room, before arriving at its ultimate resting place), and move our old Roche-Bobois sofa from upstairs to the family room (again, where it was intended to go). Once that was done, we took crowbar to crate, and broke open the crate and ripped apart the boxes, and had them move the sofa inside to its destination.

Assembling the sofa was really easy. Looking at the sofa layout, each identified item was a piece that had to be assembled. The sofa had three "arms," two being leather bookshelves, and the other being a fabric arm. There were three seating areas, and a number of cushions. The entire sofa sits on a cylindrical bar of metal, and each individual piece attaches together by fitting the cylindrical pieces together with fittings supplied with the sofa.

The only problem I had was that I wound up scratching the hardwood floor when trying to fit two of the pieces together. But no matter, we just moved the sofa over the scratched area, and I later got some wood-filling wax to hide the scratch, so it looks just fine now.

We moved the Ligne-Roset Didier Gomez coffee table upstairs, since it goes better with the sofa than the old Peter Maly coffee table, which has gone downstairs with the other sofa. However, the new sofa is big enough that we'll probably have to buy a new coffee table at some point. The sofa also goes perfectly with the Minotti club chairs I purchased on So the great room is almost complete!

All in all, I've been extremely happy with my purchase. It's the perfect size for the space, it's unbelievably comfortable, and very beautiful, fitting in perfect with the decor. had great service, and the sofa arrived pretty much when they said it would. I saved a lot of money by buying it from them (versus buying locally, or even elsewhere in the US), and their service exceeded the service I've received at most local high-end furniture stores.


Anonymous said...

your weblink to is wrong :)

Polly said...

Thanks for pointing that out -- I've fixed it!

Hani said...

I am also thinking about buying a Flexform Groundpiece and discovered the good prices on Can you recommend the sercive or has everything worked good?

Jill said...

Hi Polly,

I stumbled across your post about the Flexform Groundpiece and am astounded at the similarity of your layout and ours! We have the same floating couch floorplan (or will once we order furnture) with barstools behind and our tv wall is where your fireplace is located. Our view and future fireplace would be perpendicular. I'm curious, do you find the corner built in table comfortable for relaxing when facing your fireplace? I was imagining that corner to be the "sweet spot" that everyone fights over! I noticed that you have a throw pillow at yours. My only concern about this configuration is that I'd lose that cozy corner. But yet, I love the idea of having a place to set a glass! I was also thinking of ordering the ottoman for even more legroom along that angle and forgoing one club chair.

We also have similar barstools picked out - are those the Bottega stools?!! Love that you chose red.

Your remodel is stunning!!

Jill (San Francsico)