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Cassina Maralunga 3-Seat Sofa by Vico Magistretti in Petrol-Darkgreen Leather

$5,522.09

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Maralunga 3-seat sofa by Vico Magistretti for Cassina, designed in 1973. Original upholstery in dark green / petrol leather. Color is really hard to capture, depends on the light. This sofa features folding back rests / cushions that can be folded up and down to provide the user with more upper back and neck support. Marked with manufacturers tag. Measures: Height downfolded: 71cm, height upfolded: 100cm.

Details

  • Creator
    Cassina (Manufacturer),Vico Magistretti (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.96 in. (71 cm)Width: 94.49 in. (240 cm)Depth: 33.47 in. (85 cm)
  • Style
    International Style (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 2000
  • Condition
    Sofa shows minimal use/wear and minor scratches. Please see images.
  • Seller Location
    Halle, DE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2998321993752

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    Ships From: Rödinghausen, Germany
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Design

Maralunga Sofa

Designed by Vico Magistretti
While origin stories behind the world’s timeless designs vary widely, the story of the Maralunga sofa is one of the best in design lore: As legend has it, when Cassina founder Cesare Cassina first saw the prototype for the piece in the mid-1970s by Italian furniture designer Vico Magistretti (1920–2006), he was so disgusted by it that he punched it, breaking the back of the sofa, which crumbled over itself . . . into the shape the piece would eventually take. (“Right, great, it looks perfect to me like that,” Magistretti allegedly responded.) Whether it was his accidental adjustment or further consideration of the design, Cassina clearly came around: His company debuted Magistretti’s design in 1973. The Maralunga is characterized by what looks like a slumped backrest but is really an adjustable-height headrest, moved by way of a bicycle chain that runs underneath its plush foam cushions. The effect is a sofa that serves two functions: It’s both a backdrop for social conversation and a setting for solo relaxation. “My intention with Maralunga was to design an object that represented a whole range of interior architecture with a familiar feel,” Magistretti said of the design. “Two positions, two possible uses, two different ways to create your own personal space inside a room.” While the Maralunga’s boxy shape is pure ’70s, the sofa holds its own in a range of interiors and remains popular today. Cassina now produces it in a variety of upholstery options and, in 2014, enlisted a slew of designers to reinterpret it in celebration of its 40th anniversary.
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