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Danish Cabinetmaker Three-Seat Sofa, Denmark, circa 1950s

$12,500

About

This beautiful Danish three-seat sofa recalls the peak of Danish Mid-Century Modern design. Thanks to its curved shape, this three-seat is exceptionally cozy and elegant. The visual appearance of this sofa is not the only thing that echoes Danish design, but also the exquisite craftsmanship. Many of the well-known Danish architects of the era felt the urge to try their hand at three-seater sofas, adhering to the period’s streamlined modernism. In combination with the unadorned styles of midcentury design, this sofa brings together the best attributes of the era. The short, stained wood legs add that modern, organic feel, balancing out the voluptuous profile of the sofa. The front legs differ from the back ones, adding visual interest, while the masterful sense of proportions, the curved back and the soft upholstery guarantee functionality and comfort. This sofa has been reupholstered in a premium light bouclé fabric, accentuating the wooden legs and the luxurious feel and look of this three-seater sofa. Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The sofa has recently been reupholstered in a premium bouclé fabric. Dimensions: 69.29 in W x 41.53 in D x 29.13 in H, seat height 17.71 in 176 cm W x 105,5 cm D x 74 cm H, seat height 45 cm Shipping: This three-seat sofa will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the items in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands. About the designer: This Danish-made sofa reflects the core traditions and ideals of Danish design. Midcentury pieces such as this sofa were of great design, using fantastic wood like teak or beech. The era was the heyday of the production by master craftsmen. Midcentury Danish design is world famous for the partnership between designer and manufacturer, resulting in ground-breaking creations. The Danish design idiom was centered on warm woods, quality fabrics and gentle yet robust support for the spine, qualities that engender contentment and well-being, a defining characteristic of Danish culture. The “Great Danes” believed furniture should be shorn of aesthetic detail and be an amalgam of form and function. A master cabinet-maker is not a carpenter, as this was a rare breed of craftsman who had to be recognized by the Danish government after several years of toiling at his craft, as well as having to ace grueling design competitions before becoming a master cabinet-maker. Since Denmark was a special instance of tempered industrialization, it managed to preserve sound traditions and continue to safeguard values of craftsmanship, materiality and usability. Today, Danish furniture is sought after by collectors for Classic looks, storied designs and solid quality, works that are truly soulful and timeless.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.14 in. (74 cm)Width: 69.3 in. (176 cm)Depth: 41.54 in. (105.5 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. The sofa has recently been reupholstered in a premium bouclé fabric.
  • Seller Location
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 202003971stDibs: LU2947320888732

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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