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Eclectic Red Leather 'Ateljee' Sofa by Yrjo Kukkapuro for Haimi Finland, 1963


This 'Ateljee' sofa/daybed was designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro in 1963 for Haimi Oy in Helsinki This design classic is one of the iconic pieces from Yrjo Kukkapuro and is an original vintage piece produced in the 1960s or 1970s The Ateljee sofa has been selected for a permanent piece to the MoMa art collection in New York to represent the design history The sofa is so comfortable and spacious that it fits easily many people. It gives your interior design a personal touch. The sofa is great for sitting up straight, but it also invites you to lie down for a nap When you remove the 3 back pillows It can be easily used as a daybed / sleeping sofa The quality of materials and construction of this sofa is incredible Red lacquered birch plywood and tubular metal frame with Pirelli rubber strapping and Red leather cushions finished with canvas and brass zippers, eight nickel-plated steel legs After over 50 years this sofa is in very good original vintage condition with nicely patinated leather and some minor user wear consistent with age and use Yrjö Kukkapuro (born April 6, 1933) is a Finnish interior architect and furniture designer His career started in the 1950s while studying in the Academy of Design in Helsinki Married to graphic artist Irmeli Kukkapuro since 1954. The couple have built a home studio in Kauniainen in 1968. The building designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro and engineer Eero Paloheimo resembles pop-art style A bespoke luxurious vintage piece thats shows history and character.     


  • Condition
    Good. Very nice original vintage condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, condition report upon request.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 27.56 in. x W 83.86 in. x D 31.89 in.

    H 70 cm x W 213 cm x D 81 cm

  • Seat height
    14.97 in. (38 cm)
  • Seller location
    bergen op zoom, NL
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