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Luigi Tiengo Sofa in Walnut and Blue Raf Simons Fabric for Cimon Montréal, 1963

US$15,921.35

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This rare sofa was designed by Luigi Tiengo and produced by the Canadian manufacturer Cimon in 1963. The sculptural shape of the elongated arms, the winged back and the slightly inclined position of the seat give the sofa a seemingly floating appearance. The tapered front and sharp angled rear legs of the sculpted walnut frame give the sofa a strong graphical presence. This original interpretation of the gondola sofa is striking from all angles and can seat three/four people. The sofa has been fully reconditioned and newly upholstered in a cobalt blue Kvadrat Vidar Fabric designed by Raf Simons. Woven from bouclé yarns with a regular loop size, Vidar has a deep and close-knit texture giving the fabric a multifaceted and inviting richness. We can provide a sample of the fabric upon request. The walnut frame has been restored and refinished. The sofa is marked twice with a Cimon Limitee Montréal label. Luigi Tiengo (1926) was born in Adria, Italy in 1926. After studying Industrial Design he moved to Canada where he created many award winning designs in the 1960s before pursuing a career as a successful Fine artist. The exuberance of Tiengo's designs is reminiscent of the work of his North American contemporaries such as Adrian Pearsall. Certain Italian and Scandinavian influences can be observed in his work as well; through his frequent travels Tiengo was well aware of the European midcentury design styles. Cimon Creations '63 catalogue, model no 500-13 We'd like to thank the historical design expert Allan Collier for his assistance with the cataloguing and documentation of the sofa.

Details

  • Creator
    Cimon (Manufacturer),Raf Simons (Designer),Luigi Tiengo (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.14 in. (74 cm)Width: 97.64 in. (248 cm)Depth: 29.53 in. (75 cm)Seat Height: 16.54 in. (42 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1963
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. The sofa has been fully reconditioned and newly upholstered in a blue Raf Simons for Kvadrat Vidar fabric. The walnut frame has been restored and refinished.
  • Seller Location
    The Hague, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1803314671552

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    Ships From: The Hague, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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