Flexform is a family business. The third generation Flexform company was founded in the Brianza furniture manufacturing area in Northern Italy.
In 1959 the Galimberti brothers opened a craft workshop called Flexform di Galimberti. It was soon followed by their first showroom, where the sofas and armchairs presented in the post-war period found their place in Milan's elegant buildings, villas overlooking Lake Como and even in the foyer of La Scala.
Their children turned the workshop into an industrial facility and in 1967 turned it into Flexform SpA. The family's insight led to the decision to collaborate with some of the leading designers of the time: Joe Colombo, Asnago-Vender, Cini Boeri, Rodolfo. Bonetto and many others. During the same period, the company's vision for corporate growth also included investing in a talented young architect-designer named Antonio Citterio in a partnership that has continued without interruption for over forty years. The 1970s brought major changes to the concept of the company's product line. While avoiding repeating the styles of the past, production shifted more and more towards original, modern designs.
The 1970s also marked the moment when the family realized the importance of opening up new markets outside of Italy. First, they went to German-speaking European countries, where the restrained, stylish and, yes, comfortable company sofas reigned. Overseas growth has become a steady, unstoppable movement that has made Flexform visible in the most exclusive furniture stores in America, Asia and Australia. And in the wake of the new millennium, the company went global, opening a series of Flexform flagship stores around the world.