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Seating as Minimalist Sculpture, 4 Elements by Uredat, 1969, Mohair Upholstery

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Amazing, museum quality, modular 'CORBI' seating set, composed of four elements, designed by Klaus Uredat for 'COR', Germany, 1969 complete with the original purchase invoice dated 1972. After receiving many requests to do so, we have carefully unpicked and removed the original custom order pop art upholstery and have now recovered the set in a more neutral, high quality mohair upholstery. A rare, beautiful and highly sculptural pure elemental design, the large dimensions of each .Corbi' seating element allow for them to be used equally as either individual lounge chairs or as a modular sofa. This particular set is a must for serious collectors, this set comes complete with the original German purchase invoice from 1972, which also confirms the additional expense of the custom order upholstery, we have carefully unpicked and kept the original upholstery fabric should the buyer wish to retain it for provenance (please see photos 14 and 15 which illustrate the set with it's original upholstery). The sculptural 'Corbi' modular lounge chair was designed in 1969 and only remained in limited scale production for a few years up to circa 1974. Today this super elegant design is both very popular and now extremely difficult to find due to the passage of time and the limited total production numbers so a large set of elements such as this, is really a rare opportunity. Each 'Corbi' element is composed of two independent Minimalist sculptural forms, one base element and one cylindrical seat back. With the base elements positioned end to end, day beds may be also created. Of course you can use each element as an individual lounge chair or as a six element modular sofa too. A wonderfully flexible seating system and very beautiful too. A must for fans of pure Minimalist design. The 'Corbi' seating system was exhibited at the 1972 Cologne international furniture fair in Germany as featured in the April, 1972 issue of the Italian design journal 'Domus'. A copy of the original period documentation will be provided to the buyer on request. Condition: New high quality mohair upholstery. There is the usual user wear to the original paint to the underside of the wooden base rails ie where they contact the floor as is to be as expected (please see image 17). Interestingly during the same year, 1972, the same family also purchased an orange Aarnio 'ball' chair with custom order leather upholstery from the original maniufacturer 'Asko' which I am keeping for my own private collection and which also comes complete with its original 1972 purchase invoice, please see image 14 which illustrates the Uredat seating with the Aarnio ball chair. Literature: ' Domus', April 1972, feature on the 1972 Cologne international furniture fair where the 'Corbi' seating element can be seen in the top right of the black and white photo. (please see last image) Original 'COR' manufacturer's catalog, illustrates example in yellow fabric and confirms original design date of 1969. (please see image 2).
  • Creator:
    Klaus Uredat (Designer),COR (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 23.63 in (60 cm)Width: 43.31 in (110 cm)Depth: 27.56 in (70 cm)Seat Height: 14.18 in (36 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 4
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
  • Condition:
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. We have reupholstered the set in new mohair fabric , the original 1972 custom order pop art upholstery has been carefully unpicked and kept for provenance. We have the original 1972 sales invoice. Usual user wear to the painted wooden base rails.
  • Seller Location:
    bergen op zoom, NL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU930123194272
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