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Elegant Art Deco Sofa made in France in the 1970s
Elegant Art Deco Sofa made in France in the 1970s
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Elegant Art Deco sofa made in France in the 1970s. Featuring exquisite wooden arm posts and front legs – resembling some strong Greek Doric columns – and a nicely arched crest rail, the sofa has been recently restored and has new upholstery. With a sophisticated yet modern look, this item can accommodate an elegant living room, hallway or salon.
Pair of Swedish Gemla Mobler chairs. The structure and the armrests - made of curved wood - give a natural, organic and pleasant shape. This is completed in a beautiful way by the wool upholstery, in a shade of green that is specific for the Mid-Century furniture. This chairs can fit any nice interior, having the ability to create a warm atmosphere in the room. The chairs are in very good shape with only few age-related traces.
At Helge River in Diö, in the heart of the old forests of Småland, lies Sweden's oldest furniture factory (founded in 1861). Its inner sanctum, beech and ash are tamed into time- less furniture by skilled craftsmen who know which way the wood likes to bend. Stretching and flexing, easing and teasing, until the steaming hot wood finds its form. And the wood will not be rushed. The transformation from log into chair takes days, sometimes even weeks. The technique has been used by boat and fence builders since ancient times but was refined in the mid 1800's by Thonet into the iconic chair, worn my millions of seats in the cafés of Europe. The shape is determined by the best and the brightest of their time. Back then their names were Peter Celsing, Yngve Ekström, Sigurd Lewerentz and Carl Malmsten. Now they are Jonas Bohlin, Front, Lisa Hilland and Mats Theselius.
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A couch (U.S. English), also known as a sofa, settee (British English), or chesterfield (Canadian English and British English) is a piece of furniture for seating three or more people in the form of a bench, with or without armrests, that is partially or entirely upholstered, and often fitted with springs and tailored cushions. Although a couch is used primarily for seating, it may be used for sleeping.
In homes, couches are normally found in the family room, living room, den, or the lounge. They are sometimes also found in non-residential settings such as hotels, lobbies of commercial offices, waiting rooms, and bars.
The term couch is predominantly used in North America, Ireland, South Africa and Australia whereas the terms sofa and settee (U and non-U) are generally used in the United Kingdom. The word couch originated in Middle English from the Old French noun couche, which derived from the verb meaning “to lie down”. It originally denoted an item of furniture for lying or sleeping on, somewhat like a chaise longue, but now refers to sofas in general. The word sofa comes from Turkish and is derived from the Arabic word suffa (“wool”), originating in the Aramaic word sippa (“mat”). The word settee comes from the Old English word, setl, which was used to describe long benches with high backs and arms, but is now generally used to describe upholstered seating.
Other terms which can be synonymous with the above definition are chesterfield (Canada), divan, davenport, lounge, and canapé.
The most common types of couches are the two-seater, designed for seating two persons, and the sofa, which has two or more cushion seats. A sectional sofa, often just referred to as a “sectional”, is formed from multiple sections (typically two, three, and four) and usually includes at least two pieces that join at an angle of 90 degrees or slightly greater, used to wrap around walls or other furniture.
Other variants include the divan, the fainting couch (backless or partial-backed) and the canapé (an ornamental three-seater). To conserve space, some sofas double as beds in the form of sofa beds, daybeds, or futons.
A Kubus sofa
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the term couch is rarely used, the terms sofa or settee being more common. A furniture set consisting of a sofa with two matching chairs. is known as a “chesterfield suite” or “living room suite.” Also in the UK, the word chesterfield meant any couch in the 1900s, but now describes a deep buttoned sofa, usually made from leather, with arms and back of the same height. The first leather chesterfield sofa, with its distinctive deep buttoned, quilted leather upholstery and lower seat base, was commissioned by Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694–1773).
In Canadian English, chesterfield as equivalent to a couch or sofa is widespread among older Canadians, but the term is quickly vanishing according to one survey done in the Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario in 1992.
A couch consists of the frame, the padding and the covering. The frame is usually made of wood but can also be made of steel, plastic or laminated boards. The wood used under the upholstery is made from kiln-dried maple wood that is free of knots, bark or defects. The show wood of the legs, arms and back can be maple, mahogany, walnut or fruitwoods. Sofa padding is made from foam, down, feathers, fabric or a combination thereof. Sofa coverings are usually made out of soft leather, corduroy or linen fabric coverings. Some outdoor sofas are made from specialist reticulated foam. Due to its highly advanced open cellular structure, water freely passes through it making it highly resistant to soaking. Many modern sofas are filled with fibre cushions or low density foam. This is largely due to a massive cost saving by the manufacturer in using a fibre material rather than a solid foam cushion.
Set of 4 "MR" armchairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The armchairs are made of tubular steel and black natural leather and are preserved in a very good shape.
The architect and designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is one of the best-known exponents of International Style modernism. His "less-is-more" philosophy has become a catchphrase for much twentieth-century design, though a preference for luxurious and costly materials often underscores the deceptive simplicity of his elegant and refined designs.
Mies van der Rohe was the last director of the Bauhaus design school in Dessau, from 1930 until its closing in 1932. In 1938 he left Germany for America, where he headed the architecture department at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
The graceful, elegant, and beautifully proportioned "MR" armchair, developed from a 1924 design for a cantilevered chair by Mart Stam, was introduced by Mies van der Rohe at the 1927 Stuttgart exhibition and has remained in production ever since. The chair’s cantilevered design uses tubular steel, then a technological novelty, to create an intuitively accessible and ergonomic seat. (When asked why he created chairs with generously sized seats, Mies van der Rohe allegedly replied that he designs chairs he’d be most comfortable sitting in.) The MR Armchair is perfectly balanced, featuring the material innovation and lack of ornamentation that epitomize the International Style. It was awarded the Museum of Modern Art Award in 1977 and the Design Center Stuttgart Award in 1978.
In 1968 the Knoll group took the license to manufacture these chairs but both before 1968 and afterwards many factories have in fact produced these iconic pieces.
Beautiful dining table made in France in the 1960s. The table is extendable (with the extension stored under the table top). Made of teak, the table is in good vintage condition and was recently restored. The design is inspired by the lines of Scandinavian Modern furniture: minimalist approach, organic shapes, robust yes elegant look. On the bottom of the table is the label of UNIFA (Union Nationale des Industries Françaises de l`Ameublement).
Set of 6 Danish teak chairs made in the 1960. The organic, delicate forms are specific for the Mid-Century Scandinavian design. The minimalistic overal look talks about inovation and modernity. The chairs are made in plain wood, with a sinthetic leather seating, specific for that period. The chairs were recently restained and are in very good vintage condition showing just a nice patina.
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Extendable dining table made in France in the 1960. The frame of the table is made of teak. The veneer top table is stained in a honey shade of brown. The extension is stored under the table top (see pictures). The item is in good vintage condition, showing just little signs of use (mostly on the extension).
Vintage daybed made in Germany in the early 1980s. Made of wood, this sofa is extensible on its left side (see pictures). The model is typical for the period and the discret beige colour, in a nice dialogue with the dark wooden parts, is a recuring theme of the german rationalism in design. The sofa is in good vintage condition.