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'Anfibio' Convertible Sofa Bed by Alessandro Becchi for Giovanetti 1970s, Signed

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This incredibly coveted and sought after 'Anfibio' convertible sofa bed is by Alessandro Becchi for Giovanetti, designed and produced in the early 1970s, featuring incredibly luscious deep brown leather which has a slight warm tone that gives somewhat of a burgundy hue in certain lighting, baseball-glove-like stitching, sheepskin interior which is in excellent like-new condition, and the ingenious ability to convert this from a sofa to 2 different forms of bed. The first form is with the seat folded out as shown in photos, and the second is fully opened also shown in photos. Signed with a Giovanetti label. This Italian designed and made Anfibio giovanetti leather sofa convertible Alessandro Becchi for Giovanetti is a collectors item which due to its rarity and demand is a highly sought after piece by interior designers and collectors alike. This example is ideal due to the original sheepskin being in like-new condition. The original owner of this piece stated they never opened it to use as a bed and was only lightly used as a sofa which explains the incredible condition it is in. In addition this is a highly utilitarian item that comes in such a stylish on-trend look, this is also sought after by interior designers who are looking for the perfect magazine cover worthy piece to complete a room and make it something truly special. Incredible quality in materials and craftsmanship as you would expect from Italian maker Giovanetti in the 1970s, proving that it's true what they say: "they don't make them like they used to." This Alesandro Becchi for Giovannetti convertible sofabed daybed would work great in a Postmodern, Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian Modern or Danish modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Zen / Minimalism room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Works wonderful as a sofa, couch, daybed, bedroom bed or sleeper-sofa, guest room bed and seating, or for an executive office for those late night work sessions. Anfibio Accolades: In 1972, the Anfibio was selected for the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art MOMA in New York and in following years twelve other contemporary art and design museums around the world. Measurements: (as a sofa) H 25" x W 96" x D 38" (fully expanded) H 13" x W 96" x D 75" Seat Height: 14" Condition: Very good to excellent condition. Sheepskin is in excellent, like-new condition. Leather is in very good condition with light patina. One area on seat with moderate patina. We can redye this section if you prefer a like-new look, we left it with its patina since many interior designers and collectors prefer to keep patina on leather. Attractive example ready to be used immediately. All straps, buttons and zippers are present, working and in very good condition.

Details

  • Creator
    Alessandro Becchi (Designer),Giovanetti (Manufacturer)
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
    Leather,Sheepskin
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Very good to excellent condition. Sheepskin is in excellent, like-new condition. Leather is in very good condition with light to moderate patina. Attractive example ready to be used immediately. See description for greater details.
  • Dimensions
    H 25 in. x W 96 in. x D 38 in.H 63.5 cm x W 243.84 cm x D 96.52 cm
  • Seat Height
    14 in. (35.56 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU1330217548191
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This dealer is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples o...

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