1 of 11 images

Exceptional Luigi Tiengo Sofa for Cimon Montréal, 1963


This rare sofa was designed by Luigi Tiengo and produced by the Canadian manufacturer Cimon in 1963. The sculptural shape of the elongated arms, the winged back and the slightly inclined position of the seat give the sofa a seemingly floating appearance. The tapered front and sharp angled rear legs of the sculpted walnut frame give the sofa a strong graphical presence. This original interpretation of the gondola sofa is striking from all angles. The sofa has been fully reconditioned and newly upholstered in a cobalt blue Kvadrat Vidar Fabric designed by Raf Simons. Woven from bouclé yarns with a regular loop size, Vidar has a deep and close-knit texture giving the fabric a multifaceted and inviting richness. We can provide a sample of the fabric upon request. The walnut frame has been restored and refinished. The sofa is marked twice with a Cimon Limitee Montréal label. Luigi Tiengo (1926) was born in Adria, Italy in 1926. After studying Industrial Design he moved to Canada where he created many award winning designs in the 1960s before pursuing a career as a successful Fine artist. The exuberance of Tiengo's designs is reminiscent of the work of his North American contemporaries such as Vladimir Kagan and Adrian Pearsall. Certain Italian and Scandinavian influences can be observed in his work as well; through his frequent travels Tiengo was well aware of the European midcentury design styles. Cimon Creations '63 catalogue, model no 500-13 We'd like to thank Allan Collier for his assistance with the cataloguing and documentation of the sofa. We’re able to provide you with a competitive and non-binding shipping quote within 48 hours. Please contact us to learn more about our variety of global shipping options, including express parcel shipping, white glove service and front door delivery.


  • Condition
    Excellent. The sofa has been fully recondition and newly upholstered in a blue Raf Simons/Kvadrat Vidar fabric. The walnut frame has been restored and refinished..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 29.14 in. x W 97.64 in. x D 29.53 in.

    H 74 cm x W 248 cm x D 75 cm

  • Seat height
    16.54 in. (42 cm)
  • Seller location
    The Hague, NL
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping

    Global Shipping Available

    View details
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 7 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

Top Seller
1stdibs seller since 2016
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in The Hague, NL
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Early Edition Pierre Paulin Three-Seat ABCD Sof...
Artifort, Pierre Paulin, Kvadrat
Dutch Sofas
This sculptural three-seat sofa is the first edition of the ABCD series designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort in 1968. The lounge sofa is composed by three seperate segments charact...
Frits Henningsen Sofa in Mahogany, 1940s
Frits Henningsen
Danish Sofas
Fabric, Mahogany
This generous three-seat sofa was designed and made by the Danish master cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen in the 1940s. The mahogany frame consists of three tapered front legs, two curv...
Giulia Veronesi Perla Sofa in Red Mohair Velvet...
Giulia Veronesi, Arredamenti ISA
Italian Sofas
Mohair, Upholstery, Wood
A rare 'Perla' sofa designed by Giulia Veronesi and produced by ISA Bergamo, Italy. Its striking sensual curves and the elegantly tapered legs give this sofa a sculptural and modern ...
Maurizio Tempestini Curved Two-Seat Sofa, Flore...
Maurizio Tempestini
Italian Sofas
Upholstery, Velvet, Wood
This bijou two-seat sofa was designed by Maurizio Tempestini, circa 1940 and produced by Mario Tamberli in Florence. The sofa was a custom design for the Casa Innocenti Settepassi, t...
You May Also Like

Ritz Macassar Three-Seat Sofa

Ritz Macassar Three-Seat Sofa
British Sofas
Upholstery, Metallic Thread, Ebony, Macassar, Down, Feathers
Evoke the glamour of 1920s London with the Ritz Macassar three-seat sofa, handcrafted in our British workshops, this bold sofa exudes extravagant sophistication and can be upholstere...
Gio Ponti for Casa E Giardino Curved Sofa, Ital...
Gio Ponti, Casa e Giardino
Italian Sofas
Velvet, Walnut
Elegant antiqued velvet upholstered curved sofa with Italian walnut legs. Matching pair of lounge chairs sold separately. Sold with "Certificate of Authenticity" from Gio Ponti arch...
Gaetano Pesce Italian Cassina Limited Edition S...
Cassina, Gaetano Pesce
Italian Sofas
Fabric, Foam, Polyester, Beech, Plywood
"Notturno a New York" sofa, designed by Gaetano Pesce for the Italian Cassina manufacturer in the 2010. Limited edition (2000 pieces) with special and exclusive fabric, signed by th...
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Two-Part Split Open A...
Edward Wormley
American Sectional Sofas
Fabric, Wood
Very rare Edward Wormley for Dunbar (Model 5948) two-part split/floating arm sectional sofa with exposed sculpted wood ebonized frame. Sectional has free-form floating arms and can b...
21st Century Handmade Custom Art Deco Sofa with...
Troy Smith
Canadian Sofas
Brass, Velvet, Macassar
21st century handmade custom art deco sofa with brass feet and velvet upholstery. Wedge sofa This timeless handmade custom Art Deco sofa is made in a modern style. This striking ...
Pair of Edward Wormley Paddle Arm Sofas for Dunbar
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
American Sofas
Model No. 488. Reupholstered, with new foam and down filled back cushions. Dunbar decking underneath seat cushions (image 10).

Sofa by Guillermo Santoma

Sofa by Guillermo Santoma
Guillermo Santomà
Spanish Sofas
Commissioned by Etage Projects for Salon Art and Design, 2017. Lush cream sofa made of rubber EVA, by Guillermo Santoma.

Upholstered Sofa by Edward Wormley

Upholstered Sofa by Edward Wormley
Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
American Sofas
Upholstery, Walnut
A sofa with a generous seating plane, three pairs of tapered walnut legs and loose seat and back cushions retaining the original upholstery.

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries