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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
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