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Kazuhide Takahama two-seater 'Marcel' sofa for Gavina, Italy, 1965

About the Item

Japanese designer Kazuhide Takahama (1930–2010) started working in Kazuo Fuioka’s studio soon after completing his architecture studies in Tokyo. In 1957 he oversaw the design of Japan’s first pavilion at the Milan Triennale, where he had a fateful meeting with Dino Gavina. He developed a distinctive style, characterised by clean lines and formal restraint, in a climate of profuse cultural exchanges. Named for Dino Gavina’s friend Marcel Duchamp, the wonderfully blocky Marcel sofa has a purity of form typical of Takahama. A softly geometric body sits on a trio of brushed aluminium brackets, which emerge like scooped feet at the front. A three-seater is available separately. Newly reupholstered in black ‘Ponyhair’ (cowhide).
  • Creator:
    Gavina (Manufacturer),Kazuhide Takahama (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 25.2 in (64 cm)Width: 59.85 in (152 cm)Depth: 34.65 in (88 cm)
  • Style:
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1965
  • Condition:
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    London, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: K177E1stDibs: LU1420240237742
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