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Architectural Leather Sofa by Joseph D'Urso for Knoll International, circa 1980

$6,400
$13,50052% Off

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Exquisite ten pillow cushion architectural sofa by Joe D'Urso for Knoll International. Featuring the original deep burgundy cordovan leather upholstery that has built up an admirable patina over time. These traces of age and use bring more vibrancy to the leather. This sofa offers a generously deep seat, which can also be used as a daybed with the cushions removed. Original Knoll International label in-tact underneath the sofa (see pics). This generously proportioned sofa would be a great addition to a classic or contemporary living room, den, family room, man (or woman!) cave, screening room, office or bedroom. It would also be an apt choice in a corporate, retail or hospitality location such as a boutique hotel lobby, cocktail bar, members club, workspace studio, executive office or in a luxe clothing emporium. Measurements: 25" H x 95" W x 48.25" D Seat height 17.25" Seat depth 38" Very good vintage condition. Original burgundy leather upholstery features an admirable patina.

Details

  • Creator
    Knoll (Manufacturer),Joseph D'Urso (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Width: 95 in. (241.3 cm)Depth: 48.25 in. (122.56 cm)Seat Height: 17.25 in. (43.82 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1980
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good vintage condition. Original burgundy leather upholstery features an admirable patina.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU133028763813

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About the Manufacturer

Knoll

As a company that produced many of the most famous and iconic furniture designs of the 20th century, Knoll was a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States. Led by Florence Knoll, the firm would draw stellar talents such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen into its compass. Their work would help change the face of the American home and office. The company was formed in 1938 by the German immigrant Hans Knoll. He first worked with his fellow ex-pat, the Danish designer Jens Risom, who created furniture with flowing lines made of wood. While Risom served in World War II, in 1943 Knoll met his future wife, Florence Schust. She had studied and worked with eminent emigré leaders of the Bauhaus, including Mies, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. She won Knoll over with Bauhaus notions of industrial arts, and an aesthetic that featured flat and tubular metal frames and angular forms. When Hans died in a car crash in 1955, Florence Knoll was appointed head of the company. It was as much through her holistic approach to design — a core division of the firm was dedicated to planning office systems — as Knoll's mid-century modern furnishings themselves that she brought about the sleek and efficient transformation of the American workplace. Today, classic Knoll furnishings remain staples of modern design collections and decors. A history of modern design is written in pieces such as Mies’ elegant Barcelona chair, Saarinen’s pedestal Tulip chair, Breuer’s tubular steel Wassily lounge chair and the grid-patterned Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia. As you can see from the items on the following pages, these designs and others have become timeless emblems of the progressive spirit and sleek sophistication of the best of modernism.
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