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Arne Norell Three Seater Leather Sofa, 1970s
By Arne Norell
Located in PEGO, ES
Vintage Three-seater ILONA model sofa, design by Arne Norell from Sweeden 1971. The structure is
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Sofas

Materials

Leather, Beech

Arne Norell Three Seater Leather Sofa, 1970s
Arne Norell Three Seater Leather Sofa, 1970s
H 88.59 in W 30.71 in D 29.53 in
Mid-Century Design Leather Sofa, 1970s, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1970 - marked by manufacturer - good original condition with patina.
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

Vittorio Introini for Saporiti leather sofa, 1970s, Italy
By Vittorio Introini, Saporiti
Located in Budapest, HU
A compact leather sofa within a lucite frame, designed by Vittorio Introini around 1970. This
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Design Black Leather Sofa, 1970s, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
Very good, this vintage item has no defects, but it may show slight traces of use.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

Mid-Century Design Black Leather Sofa, 1970s, Czechoslovakia
Mid-Century Design Black Leather Sofa, 1970s, Czechoslovakia
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H 32.68 in W 59.06 in D 31.5 in
Sculptural Italian Modern three seat cognac leather sofa, 1970’s
Located in TOLLEBEEK, NL
Beautiful shape Italian Modern sofa in brown leather equipped with loose cushions. Condition Very
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Big Four-Seated Mid-Century Design Brown Leather Sofa, 1970s, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1970s, Czechoslovakia - Very good original condition. - Combination of leather and leatherette
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

"Le Bambole" by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia Leather Sofa, 1970s
By C&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Set of two also sold separately. Mario Bellini for C&B Italia, 'Le Bambole' sofa, brown patinated
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

1970’s Leather Sofa
By Percival Lafer
Located in Turners Falls, MA
1970’s Leather Sofa. Bentwood arms with brass details. Button Cushions. Soft light Butterscotch
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

1970’s Leather Sofa
1970’s Leather Sofa
H 26 in W 85 in D 35 in
1970’s, French Leather Sofa
Located in Chicago, IL
Postmodern French leather sofa. 4 Matching sofas available.
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Vintage 1970s French Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

1970’s, French Leather Sofa
1970’s, French Leather Sofa
H 33 in W 72 in D 30 in
1970's Italian Leather Sofa
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1970's Italian leather sofa with wonderful shape and patina
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Sofas

Materials

Leather

1970's Italian Leather Sofa
1970's Italian Leather Sofa
H 32 in W 80 in D 37 in
1970's Channeled Leather Sofa by Metropolitan
By Metropolitan
Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome channeled leather sofa with chrome base by San Francisco, CA-based Metropolitan Furniture
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Vintage 1970s American Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Brown Leather Two-Seater Sofa, Norway 1970's
By Arne Norell, Sigurd Ressell, Ingmar Relling
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Plywood two-seater sofa with dark brown leather cushions. Some traces of use, on the front of the
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Canvas, Plywood

Brown Leather Two-Seater Sofa, Norway 1970's
Brown Leather Two-Seater Sofa, Norway 1970's
H 29.53 in W 29.53 in D 47.25 in
High Quality Dark Brown Leather Sofa Set, 1970's
Located in Nijlen, VAN
High quality dark brown leather sofa set, 1970's. This 1970's brown leather modular sofa set can
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20th Century Sofas

Materials

Leather

High Quality Dark Brown Leather Sofa Set, 1970's
High Quality Dark Brown Leather Sofa Set, 1970's
H 33.47 in W 39.38 in D 39.38 in
1970’s Danish Modern cognac leather sofa
Located in TOLLEBEEK, NL
Danish Modern three-seat cognac leather sofa on varnished wood legs, loose cushions. Condition
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

1970’s Danish Modern cognac leather sofa
1970’s Danish Modern cognac leather sofa
H 30.71 in W 70.87 in D 32.28 in
1970’s Danish Modern cognac leather Wing sofa
Located in TOLLEBEEK, NL
Danish Modern three-seat cognac leather sofa on varnished wood legs, loose cushions. Scandinavian
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Mogens Hansen Danish Mid-Century Leather Sofa, c. 1970's
By Mogens Hansen
Located in Norwalk, CT
leather sofa has been a continuous design favorite for over four decades. This example features dark
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Beech

De Sede DS-84 Leather Two-Seat Sofa, c. 1970's
By De Sede
Located in Norwalk, CT
. Representing the best of 1970's design ethos, the DS-84 sofa cuts a playful and futuristic silhouette with its
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Late 20th Century Swiss Sofas

Materials

Leather

Sleek Barcelona Sofa, c. 1970's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sleek Barcelona leather sofa, c. 1970's Dimensions: 31.5"H x 59"W x 31"D.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Sleek Barcelona Sofa, c. 1970's
Sleek Barcelona Sofa, c. 1970's
H 31.5 in W 59 in D 31 in
1970's Italian Tufted Leather Sofa by Ambienti Bernini
Located in Hanover, MA
SATURDAY SALE Very comfortable lounging sofa made in Italy by Ambienti Bernini. It reminds me of
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Colorful Mario Bellini Four -Seat Leather Sectional Sofa, 1970's
By Mario Bellini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Colorful four-seat leather sectional sofa made by Mario Bellini in the 1970's. Each removable seat
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Vintage 1970s Italian Sectional Sofas

Materials

Leather

1970s Vintage Floating Leather Sofa
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Hollywood regency black leather sofa designed and manufactured in the United States circa 1970s
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Walnut

1970s Vintage Floating Leather Sofa
1970s Vintage Floating Leather Sofa
H 26.5 in W 93.5 in D 34 in
1970's Midcentury Modern Italian Design Leather 3 Seat Sofa
Located in Oud-Turnhout, VAN
Vintage Midcentury Modern Italian Design Leather 3 Seat Sofa. Made in Italy, 1960's / 70's period
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

1970s De Sede Ds47 Leather Sofa
By De Sede
Located in Turners Falls, MA
De Sede DS47 Black Leather Sofa. Sofa has an extendable seat for more sitting depth. De Sede is
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20th Century Swiss Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

1970s De Sede Ds47 Leather Sofa
1970s De Sede Ds47 Leather Sofa
H 29 in W 72 in D 36 in
Mid Century Leather 3-Seat Club Sofa, Italy 1970's
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
A magnificent leather Club sofa, made in Italy in the 70's. The cushions and the backrest are
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Beige Leather Two-Seater Sofa, 1970s
By Creators of Objects
Located in London, GB
Wonderful sofa made of fine calfskin leather. Unique piece from the 1970s manufactured in Italy
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Late 20th Century Italian Sofas

Materials

Leather

Beige Leather Two-Seater Sofa, 1970s
Beige Leather Two-Seater Sofa, 1970s
H 39.38 in W 70.87 in D 29.53 in
1970s Modular Leather Sofa in Cognac Leather
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Germany Designer: Unknown Manufacturer: Unknown Era: 1970s Materials: Leather
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

1970's 6 Piece Modular Leather Sofa by De Sede
By De Sede
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This 6-Piece, modular sectional sofa by De Sede is 1970s, patinated leather perfection. The options
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Mid-20th Century Post-Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Leather

1970s Skipper Mobler Leather and Rosewood Sofa
By De Sede
Located in Turners Falls, MA
Skipper Mobler Rosewood Box sofa with high quality Buffalo leather. Unique cushion designs creates
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Vintage Danish 1970 s Patinated Tan Three Seater Leather Sofa #499
Located in Lewes, GB
A stunning vintage danish 70 s mid century patinated tan three seater leather sofa. Very stylish
Category

Late 20th Century Sofas

Materials

Leather

Vintage 1970s Italian Leather 3 - Seat Sofa
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Classic 70s vibes with this Italian leather sofa with vinyl frame. In the style of sofa designs by
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Late 20th Century Italian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Faux Leather

Hämeen Kalustaja, Sofa, Pine, Leather, Finland, 1970s
Located in High Point, NC
A pine and brown leather sofa designed and produced by Hämeen Kalustaja, Finland, 1970s. Seat
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Vintage 1970s Finnish Sofas

Materials

Leather, Pine

Three-seater leather sofa DS-31 by De Sede Switzerland, 1970's
By De Sede
Located in Langemark-Poelkapelle, BE
Three-seater leather sofa DS-31 by De Sede Switzerland, 1970's. The DS-31 is a timeless classic
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Late 20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Leather Patchwork Sofa Daybed, Circa 1970s
By De Sede
Located in San Antonio, TX
Vintage leather patchwork daybed sofa features quality leather in varying hues of warm browns with
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Beech

1970s Selig Lucite & Leather Strap Sofa Couch
By Selig
Located in San Gabriel, CA
1970s Selig lucite frame and leather strap sofa couch. Three long nickel bars run through the
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Czech Leather Brown Sofa, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
This sofa was produced in Czech Republic during the 1970s. It features a wood structure and brown
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Beech

Czech Leather Brown Sofa, 1970s
Czech Leather Brown Sofa, 1970s
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H 34 in W 82 in D 36 in
1970s Highback Leather Sectional Sofa in Cognac Buffalo Leather
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Germany Designer: Unknown Manufacturer: Unknown Era: 1970s Materials: Buffalo Leather
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Vintage Chesterfield Sofa and Couch Cognac Leather and Mahogany Frame, 1970s
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Vintage 3-seat Chesterfield sofa made in the 1970s. It's upholstered with delicate and good quality
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Vintage 1970s Danish Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Hans Wegner Leather Sofa for Getama, Denmark 1970s
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in ŚWINOUJŚCIE, 32
Brown leather three-seater sofa. The sofa was designed by Hans J. Wegner for the Getama Gedsted in
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Oak

Anfibio Leather Sofa by Alessandro Becchi, Italy, 1970s
By Alessandro Becchi, Giovannetti
Located in Roma, IT
1970s. Camel Leather upholstery Dimensions: 80 x 170 x 65 cm Iconic convertible sofa bed. Very good
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Vintage 1970s Italian Sofas

Materials

Wood, Leather

Cini Boeri, Sofa, ABS Plastic, Leather, Italy 1970s
By Cini Boeri
Located in High Point, NC
A two-seater black ABS plastic and white / light grey leather sofa, designed by Cini Boeri, and
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Plastic

Adriano Piazzesi Italian 1970's Channel Tufted Sofa
By Adriano Piazzesi
Located in New York, NY
Adriano Piazzesi Italian 1970's sofa; the whole with channel and tufted upholstery, the sides and
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

1970s De Sede DS61 Leather Sofa
By De Sede
Located in High Point, NC
Hand-made in Switzerland by renowned furniture manufacturers De Sede, this 1970s leather sofa is
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

1970s De Sede DS61 Leather Sofa
1970s De Sede DS61 Leather Sofa
H 27.3 in W 52.7 in D 31.2 in
Marzio Cecchi Brown Buffalo Leather Sofa, Italy, 1970s
By Marzio Cecchi
Located in Antwerp, BE
Marzio Cecchi; Brown; Buffalo; Leather; Sofa; Italy; 1970s; Italian Design; Postmodern; Architect
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Arne Norell Ilona sofa from the 1970´s
By Arne Norell
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Ilona Two-Seat Sofa – a timeless blend of elegance and comfort. Designed by renowned Swedish
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Arne Norell Ilona sofa from the 1970´s
Arne Norell Ilona sofa from the 1970´s
H 35.44 in W 62.21 in D 28.75 in
Two-Seater Sofa, Lacquer & Leather, Italian Design, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Design; Lacquer; leather; leather straps; cushions; lounge chair; two-seater; 1970s; Mid
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

1970s Three Seater leather Sofa , Brazil
Located in Praha, CZ
Seat Height 41cm good condition wood polished Three seats sofa in leather in the taste of Percival
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

1970s Three Seater leather Sofa , Brazil
1970s Three Seater leather Sofa , Brazil
H 32.29 in W 83.47 in D 35.44 in
1970s Leather and Zebra Hide Scupltural Sofa Settee
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
. Outstanding design is exhibited throughout. Made of Zebra hide, saddle leather and wood. The beautiful sofa is
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Zebra Hide, Wood

Michel Cadestin Sofa Orchidée for Airborne, French 1970's
By Michel Cadestin
Located in VILLEURBANNE, FR
3-seater sofa by Michel Cadestin for Airborne dating from the 1970s Very well made French
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Vintage 1970s French Space Age Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fiberglass

Cini Boeri, Sofa, Plastic, Leather, Gavina Knoll, Italy 1970s
By Gavina, Cini Boeri
Located in High Point, NC
A three-seater black ABS plastic and white / light grey leather sofa, designed by Cini Boeri, and
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Plastic

Vintage brown patchwork leather modular sofa, 1970s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Mid century sectional/modular sofa set in camel brown patchwork leather. The sofa set is
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Mid Century Brutalist Sofa by Percival Lafer made in Brazil c 1970's
By Percival Lafer
Located in New York, NY
Rare Brutalist Mid Century sofa, designed by Percival Lafer, made in Brazil, circa 1970's. The sofa
Category

Mid-20th Century Brazilian Brutalist Sofas

Materials

Leather

Vintage brown patchwork leather modular sofa, 1970s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Mid century sectional/modular sofa set in beautifully patinated patchwork leather. The sofa set is
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Mid-Century Folding Sofa or Daybed, 1970's
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of fabric, metal, leatherette Suitable for upholstery Measures: Daybed: Height:35cm :Depth :130cm Fabric and leatherette is torn in places Original...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Folding Sofa or Daybed, 1970's
Mid-Century Folding Sofa or Daybed, 1970's
H 29.14 in W 80.32 in D 31.5 in
Sesann leather sofa by Giancarlo Frattini for Cassina, Italy, 1970s
By Gianfranco Frattini, Cassina
Located in Quarrata, IT
1970s. This sofa has been reupholstered in brown first quality leather and has its original
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Vintage 1970s Sofas

Materials

Leather

Leather Croissant Sofa by Raphael Raffel for Honore Paris, 1970s
By Raphael Raffel, Honoré Paris
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning leather sofa by Raphael Raffel for Honore, Paris. Made to order back in the 1970s and
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Vintage black leather and chrome sofa, 1970s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Vintage two seater sofa made from a chromed steel frame and black leather seats and armrests. Very
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Vintage black leather and chrome sofa, 1970s
Vintage black leather and chrome sofa, 1970s
H 36.23 in W 65.36 in D 34.65 in
Mid-Century Modern Italian Sofa by Luciano Frigerio, Leather, 1970s
By Luciano Frigerio
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian sofa by Luciano Frigerio, leather, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Sofas

Materials

Leather

1970's Three Seat Tufted Sofa and Loveseat Set in Leather and Rosewood, Norway
By Ekorness
Located in San Francisco, CA
This comfortable "Amigo" sofa set is in great vintage condition and of original brown leather and
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

1970s Brutalist Rolf Benz Leather Two-Seat Sofa
By Rolf Benz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970s Brutalist Rolf Benz Leather Two-Seat Sofa
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Vintage 1970s German Sofas

Materials

Leather, Oak

Brazilian Modernist Rosewood & Leather Sofa, circa 1970s
By Percival Lafer, Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Norwalk, CT
Generous proportions and luxurious finishes set this fabulous Brazilian Modernist sofa apart from
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

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Leather Sofa 1970s For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of leather sofa 1970s for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct leather sofa 1970s — often made from animal skin, leather and wood — can elevate any home. Leather sofa 1970s have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Leather sofa 1970s made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Leather sofa 1970s have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by De Sede, Mario Bellini and Cassina are consistently popular.

How Much are Leather Sofa 1970s?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $6,725, while they’re typically $735 on the low end and $69,074 highest priced.

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With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

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Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

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Questions About Leather Sofa 1970s
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 27, 2024
    Yes, you can dye a leather sofa. To do so, you must typically begin by sanding down the upholstery, oiling it and then applying dye. Because there is a risk that you could damage your sofa, you may wish to enlist the help of a professional upholsterer or furniture repair expert. Find a variety of leather sofas on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few different types of leather that are great for sofas - royalin, full grain and top grain leather. In terms of style and comfort, it really comes down to a matter of preference. You’ll find a variety of leather sofa options from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 15, 2024
    What 1970s furniture is called varies. Generally, you may see pieces produced during the decade classified as "vintage" or "retro" furniture. During the 1970s, some makers continued to produce furniture that boasted the characteristics of mid-century modern works. The disco era yielded furnishings with organic, often rounded shapes, unadorned silhouettes, clean lines and a mix of materials. The showy leather furniture of the 1970s, which was both sexy and comfortable, is seeing a resurgence in today’s homes. Shop a wide variety of vintage 1970s furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
    The best type of leather for a sofa is top grain leather, which is smooth, supple and the most expensive. Top grain has two grades — aniline, which is most natural and semi-aniline, which may be coated with a protective top coat. You can also have top grain leather that is pigmented. If you are looking for some contemporary, vintage and antique leather sofas, you can visit 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    To tell if a sofa is real leather, run your hand along the upholstery. With real leather, you're likely to feel an uneven or bumpy underlayer due to the natural characteristics of the material. By comparison, man-made leather will usually feel perfectly smooth. The appearance of the leather can also be a giveaway. Natural leather will usually show off variations in its grain, while faux leather will typically have a regular repeated pattern. If you're still uncertain after completing an inspection yourself, consult a certified appraiser or experienced furniture dealer for assistance. Explore a large selection of leather sofas on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    Full-grain and top-grain leather are both good quality-leathers for sofas. Full-grain leather consists of the full hide, making it durable yet supple and visually appealing. Top-grain leather is more economically priced and has the outermost layer of the hide sanded and buffed away, giving it a smoother texture and less of a visible grain. On 1stDibs, explore a wide range of leather sofas.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    With Italian leather, you want to avoid getting the material wet. If you can, use a dry cloth or vacuum to remove dirt. For stains, use a damp cloth, but avoid chemical cleaners. Save the hassle and shop a collection of Italian leather furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    When choosing a leather sofa, it's important to consider the material's quality, especially if you're looking for an enduring item. Top-grain calfskin leather, for instance, is more durable and simpler to maintain than corrected-grain leather. Top-grain leather also softens with age and develops a unique sheen. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage leather sofas.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    Whether a leather sofa is a good investment depends on a variety of factors. The materials and quality of craftsmanship will affect how long a piece lasts, but how you care for and use it will also impact longevity. Forward-thinking design and sensuous materials are the hallmarks of 1970s-era leather seating, which feels as sexy, comfortable and radical today as it did in its heyday. Through joint research with several forward-looking furniture manufacturers into state-of-the-art industrial processes, designers of the original leather-clad beanbag chair Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini and Franco Teodoro explored ways of employing polyurethane foam to serve as both cushion and structure, offering a whole new range of seating concepts. There is likely a leather sofa in everyone’s budget, but taking care of your investment is important. Unlike upholstery, the color of the leather sofa you choose won’t make a difference when it comes to regular maintenance. A damp cloth can be used to remove dust, for example. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of leather sofas from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 6, 2024
    The highest-grade leather for a sofa is full-grain leather. It comes from the topmost layer of the animal hide and does not undergo any buffing or sanding. As a result, it is highly durable, has a luxurious, supple feel and shows off the beautiful natural grain pattern of genuine leather. Explore a variety of leather sofas on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 16, 2024
    Yes, an Italian leather sofa is typically good. Italian leather is known for being a high-quality material that is pleasing to the eye and has a luxurious, supple feel. As a result, it can be a fine option for sofas. Keep in mind that the sturdiness and strength of the frame and the resilience of the padding and suspension systems inside of sofas also impact their quality and durability. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of leather sofas.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 7, 2024
    To tell a good-quality leather sofa, examine its details closely. The highest-end pieces will usually feature full-grain leather, which refers to a strong and durable grade of leather that retains its original grain surface (hair and imperfections are removed). What type of fill is present inside the cushions also impacts the quality, with spring seats with felt and wool and high-grade foam being featured in the best sofas. Finally, frames will typically be produced out of sturdy materials like wood and feature strong joints. Explore a large collection of sofas on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    How long a leather sofa should last depends on its construction and materials. You can get a good idea of how long a particular sofa will last by looking at its warranty. Often, the leather upholstery wears out on a sofa before the frame. Find a range of leather sofas on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    Burgundy pairs well with grey, turquoise, golden yellow, and umber. In addition, the warm-green tone contrasts beautifully with the burgundy leather furnishings. On 1stDibs, shop a range of vintage and antique leather sofas.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    The best choice for a wall color that goes with a caramel sofa depends on your preferences. Caramel is a mellow hue that embraces a diverse variety of color combinations. Some of the choices that may add to the visual appeal of your caramel sofa are beige, bluish pink, orange and teal. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary leather sofas from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.

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