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De Sede DS-450/02 Sofa in Off-White Upholstery by Thomas Althaus

$13,000per item

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A miracle of brilliant technical inspiration Designer Thomas Althaus updated the original developed by Reto Frigg in 1985, lovingly perfecting it with sophisticated technology, down to the tiniest details. An improved mechanism and a reinterpreted look add fresh momentum to this futuristic quick-change artist. German designer Thomas Althaus demonstrates creative versatility in this reduction to the bare essentials: the furniture world does not need all sorts of bric-a-brac and frills; it needs functional pieces that serve the cause at hand. The DS-450 sofa adapts perfectly to a very wide variety of furnishing styles and contributes to a perfect overall picture. Like DS-490, the DS-450 also impresses with its very simple handling that can be used to change the function of the piece of furniture. The backrest elements can be adjusted individually and set backwards at different tilting angles. The soft upholstery elements that end in fold-up armrests on the sides, inviting people not just to sit but also to lift off, thanks to sophisticated technology, all it takes is two flicks of the wrist to convert DS-450 into a recliner. No wonder this model has become a bestseller for our Swiss manufacture in a very short period of time. Additional information: Material: Leather Category: Select, off-white Type: Nappa leather, lightly pigmented Thickness 1.2-1.4 mm Characteristics: Elegant in appearance, particularly durable, less sensitive to humidity, spots and light exposure thanks to an easy-care finish. Living unites practical considerations with a high aesthetic. Dimensions: 233 W x 169 D x 97 H cm Seat height 43 cm Available in other upholstery options: Living, coloral.

Customization Options

Available in other upholstery options: Living, coloral

Details

  • Creator
    De Sede (Manufacturer),Thomas Althaus (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 38.19 in. (97 cm)Width: 91.74 in. (233 cm)Depth: 66.54 in. (169 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    5-6 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: DS-450/021stDibs: LU5143121760002

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Klingnau, Switzerland
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Manufacturer

De Sede

A de Sede piece lends a strong personality to the room it occupies. One of the world’s most respected furniture design houses, de Sede’s quality Swiss craftsmanship has its foundation in a long history of making expertly designed saddles. Founded in 1965 to build on a successful family-run saddler’s workshop in Klingnau, Switzerland, de Sede now is a leading manufacturer of leather goods and furniture, including sofas, chairs and beds.At the core of de Sede’s philosophy is a reverence for the complexity and beauty of handcrafted furniture in an age when mass-produced objects are the norm. Over the years, the atelier has built a name for itself in its modular furniture pieces, which are made using the highest quality leather upholstery. The sleek, elegant pieces incorporate functionality with beauty. Amongst their best-selling designs is the DS-600 introduced in 1972. Also known as the Non Stop sofa, it is a sensually curved, snaking modular sofa whose individual pieces can be zipped together to create multiple variations and arcs.De Sede has collaborated with some of the world's finest design minds, enhancing the prestige and individuality of their products. Designers like Santiago Calatrava, Antonella Scarpitta, Stephan Hürlemann, Gordon Guillaumier and Philippe Malouin have all created pieces with the atelier. Ubald Klug’s 1974 DS-1025, also known as the Terrazza sofa, is an enduring favorite with its cascading levels of leather. In 2017, de Sede expanded its product line to include high-quality leather handbags, which are as thoughtfully designed and beautifully crafted as its furniture. De Sede AG is now part of the Volare Group AG and continues to handcraft its fine furniture and other goods from its factory in Klingnau.Find authentic de Sede seating, tables and decorative objects today on 1stDibs.
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