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Fabulous Steelcase Fiberglass Leather Space Age Modern Sofa William Andrus

$8,500

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One of the iconic designs of the Space Age modern movement is this awesome and uber rare Steelcase fiberglass, leather and Lucite sofa. Previously attributed to Warren Platner but now to William Andrus, this is a single owner sofa, we do have the matching chair and tables listed separately. Overall in very nice vintage condition with some minimal wear to the fiberglass but nothing major. The white leather cushions look to be newish and still look great. The Lucite base has been replaced with a new one made to exact specifications.

Details

  • Creator
    Steelcase (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.5 in. (67.31 cm)Width: 84 in. (213.36 cm)Depth: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Seat Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1970s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Nice vintage condition-minor age appropriate wear. There are some minor scuffs and dings to painted fiberglass. Leather cushions are clean-show minor wear. The lucite base has been replaced with a newly made one to exact specifications.
  • Seller Location
    Pemberton, NJ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU943214101851

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    Ships From: Pemberton, NJ
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About the Designer

Steelcase

The Michigan-based furniture maker Steelcase has a long and distinguished history, but collectors focus on its works from the 1950s to the ’70s, when, along with such companies as Knoll and Herman Miller, the firm helped define the aesthetics of American mid-century modernism.

Steelcase was founded in Grand Rapids in 1912 as the Metal Office Furniture Company, promoting steel desks and other furnishings as safer, fireproof alternatives to wooden pieces at a time when smoking in the workplace was common. Boston’s first skyscraper — the 32-story Customs House—was furnished by the company in 1915. Frank Lloyd Wright turned to the firm in 1937 to fabricate the enameled metal chairs and desks for his Johnson Wax Headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin.

In the 1950s, when Steelcase formally adopted the name it still uses today, the company developed a sleek and functional style employing rectilinear chrome frames for glass-topped tables and upholstered seating pieces. The look is similar to that of the minimal, Bauhaus-inspired designs of Florence Knoll. By the 1970s, Steelcase had enlivened its styling, offering such pieces as chairs and side tables, designed by Gardner Leaver, with circular bases and curving supports. As you will see on these pages, Steelcase designs offer a perfect foundation for a modernist decor, with a touch of flair.

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