Joseph-André Motte Rare and Futuristic Modernist Model 770 Sofa, France 1950's For Sale
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Joseph-André Motte Rare and Futuristic Modernist Model 770 Sofa, France 1950's

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Joseph-André Motte (1925-2013) Important, sculptural model 770 couch by Joseph-André Motte for Steiner. With a sinuous high back and dramatic winged armrests upholstered in linden green wool, supported by playfully slanted and curved black enameled tubular legs. Kin to Eero Saarinen's Womb chair and Arne Jacobsen's Egg chair, Motte's streamlined settee offers an oasis of calm but cuts a more unusual profile. Graceful and light, it conforms to the human body/ies in multiple positions, a radical innovation by an influential leader of French postwar design dedicated to an optimistic and welcoming vision of modernism. 59’’ W x 35’’ D x 36’’ H; seat height 17’’.

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  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    The seating has been recently reupholstered and the legs re-enameled
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 36 in. x W 59 in. x D 35 in.H 91.44 cm x W 149.86 cm x D 88.9 cm
  • Seat Height
    17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU3576310412323
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