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Vintage De Sede DS 47 Leather Armchair, Switzerland, 1970s

$3,757.79 Asking Price

About

We are delighted to bring to you an ultra rare vintage De Sede DS 47 armchair. Hand built in the 1970s by De Sede craftsman in Switzerland, this piece is upholstered in thick dark brown 5mm neck leather with characterful folds. The pieces are extremely comfortable and easy to extend, increasing the depth of the seat by 17 cm. Presented in very good condition, some wonderful patina giving the authentic look. Dimensions: Armchair: Height 71cm, depth 89 cm, length 85 cm Heritage De Sede has been creating premium quality leather furniture for an international market since 1965. It all began with a small saddler's workshop in Swiss Klingnau, close to the German border near Waldshut. The sophisticated designs of it's leather furniture, all reflecting the top quality Swiss workmanship, swiftly gained the brand and family run business an International reputation.

Details

  • Creator
    De Sede (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.96 in. (71 cm)Width: 33.47 in. (85 cm)Depth: 35.04 in. (89 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1979
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Condition appropriate for age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Fen Drayton, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1326213941622

About the Manufacturer

De Sede

A de Sede piece lends a strong personality to the room it occupies. One of the world’s most respected furniture design houses, de Sede’s quality Swiss craftsmanship has its foundation in a long history of making expertly designed saddles. Founded in 1965 to build on a successful family-run saddler’s workshop in Klingnau, Switzerland, de Sede now is a leading manufacturer of leather goods and furniture, including sofas, chairs and beds.

At the core of de Sede’s philosophy is a reverence for the complexity and beauty of handcrafted furniture in an age when mass-produced objects are the norm. Over the years, the atelier has built a name for itself in its modular furniture pieces, which are made using the highest quality leather upholstery. The sleek, elegant pieces incorporate functionality with beauty. Amongst their best-selling designs is the DS-600 introduced in 1972. Also known as the Non Stop sofa, it is a sensually curved, snaking modular sofa whose individual pieces can be zipped together to create multiple variations and arcs.

De Sede has collaborated with some of the world's finest design minds, enhancing the prestige and individuality of their products. Designers like Santiago Calatrava, Antonella Scarpitta, Stephan Hürlemann, Gordon Guillaumier and Philippe Malouin have all created pieces with the atelier. Ubald Klug’s 1974 DS-1025, also known as the Terrazza sofa, is an enduring favorite with its cascading levels of leather. In 2017, de Sede expanded its product line to include high-quality leather handbags, which are as thoughtfully designed and beautifully crafted as its furniture. De Sede AG is now part of the Volare Group AG and continues to handcraft its fine furniture and other goods from its factory in Klingnau.

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