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Karl Wittmann Sofa Daybed Independence, Patinated Yellow Leather, Austria, 1970s

$11,500

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A freestanding sofa named 'Independence' designed by Karl Wittmann and manufactured by Wittmann Möbelwerkstätten, Austria, in midcentury, circa 1970. This is a very rare piece, especially in yellow. The leather has great patina. The 'Independence' sofa is a beautiful design object in a very high quality technique which can be positioned freely in a room because the backside is also upholstered. By one hand movement it changes from a sofa to a daybed. This mechanism is the same one which already was used by the famous 'Constanze' sofa designed by Johannes Spalt in 1961. The company Wittmann was founded as saddlery by Franz Wittmann in 1896. Wittmann worked close together with the Austrian architects Prof. Johannes Spalt and Friedrich Kurrent. Johannes Spalt desinged the well known sofa 'Constanze' (engl. Constance). In 1970s Wittmann acquired the rights for the production of furniture designed by Josef Hoffmann. Some of them are the models Fledermaus, Purkersdorf, Haus Koller, Armlöffel, and the famous Kubus.

Details

  • Creator
    Karl Wittmann (Designer),Wittmann (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.35 in. (72 cm)Width: 76.78 in. (195 cm)Depth: 31.5 in. (80 cm)Seat Height: 15.75 in. (40 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. Very good condition with great patina on leather.
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, AT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1082417672301

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $1,300 Front Door Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-3 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Vienna, Austria
  • Return Policy

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

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Located in Vienna, Austria

Always on the lookout for beautiful, rare and high-quality 20th-century design, this dealer offers furnishings made in the 1950s to 1970s in Austria, Italy, Germany and Scandinavian, as well as selected Jugendstil, Art Nouveau and Art Deco pieces from the 1900s and Bauhaus items from the 1930s. Its inventory is predominately lighting,...

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