1 of 10 images

Marco Zanuso Sofa for Arflex, circa 1950


Sofa designed by Marco Zanuso, circa 1950. Manufactured by Arflex (Italy) Metal structure, foam rubber back and seat covered by refined fabric newly upholstered. Early and rare production. Exhibited in the IX Triennale di Milan in 1951 and awarded with the Gold Medal. Literature: G. Gramigna, Repertorio 1950-1980, p. 81, Mondadori, 1985 Marco Zanuso (1916-2001) Born in Milan (Italy). He was one of a group of Italian designers from Milan shaping the international idea of "good design" in the postwar years. Trained in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano university, he opened his own design office in 1945. From the beginning of his career, at Domus where he served as the editor from 1947-1949 and at Casabella where he was editor from 1952-1956, he helped to establish the theories and ideals of the energetic Modern Design movement. As a professor of architecture, design and town planning at the Politecnico from the late 1940s until the 1980s and as one of the founding members of the ADI in the 1950s, he also had a distinct influence over the next design generation coming out of Italy.


  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1950
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 33.47 in. x W 49.22 in. x D 29.53 in.

    H 85 cm x W 125 cm x D 75 cm

  • Seller location
    Amsterdam, NL
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • 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 2014
Typical response time: 7 hrs
Located in Amsterdam, NL
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Four-Seat "Square" Sofa by Marco Zanuso for Arf...
Arflex, Marco Zanuso
Italian Sofas
Luxurious four-seat "Square" sofa designed by Marco Zanuso, manufactured by Arflex in Italy, circa 1960. This beautiful large sofa is newly upholstered in the most refined beige w...
Martingala Chair by Marco Zanuso for Arflex, It...
Arflex, Marco Zanuso
Italian Lounge Chairs
Stunning early edition martingala chair by Marco Zanuso, manufactured by Arflex, Italy, circa 1950. The chair is newly upholstered in high quality grey wool and has a brass base. ...
First Edition "Lady" Easy Chair by Marco Zanuso...
Arflex, Marco Zanuso
Italian Armchairs
Easy chair model "Lady", designed by Marco Zanuso, manufactured by Arflex in Italy, circa 1950. The base of the chair is made from the highest quality metal. The seat and back are...
Marco Zanuso "Lady" Reclining Chair for Arflex,...
Arflex, Marco Zanuso
Italian Lounge Chairs
A very rare "Lady" chair, designed by Marco Zanuso and manufactured by Arflex in Italy, circa 1950. This beautiful chair is upholstered in very nice, beige or white blended fabric...
You May Also Like

Lady Sofa by Marco Zanuso

Lady Sofa by Marco Zanuso
Marco Zanuso
Italian Sofas
Wonderful large-scale "Lady" sofa by Marco Zanuso. Great curved lines and comfortable support. Newly upholstered in a dark great wool.
Three-Seat Curved Sofa Marco Zanuso Style, Bras...
Marco Zanuso
Italian Sofas
Three-seat curved sofa Marco Zanuso manner, golden legs, original red coral velvet and foam in good condition, still usable. The fabric has been sanitized and has no obvious signs of...
Sofa Model Triennale Corner Designed by Marco Z...
Marco Zanuso, Artflex
Italian Sofas
Cotton, Velvet, Wood
Curved sofa model "Triennale corner" designed by Marco Zanuso and edited by Artflex. Structure in solid wood and upholstered in green cotton velvet, Italy, 1950.
Senior Couch by Marco Zanuso, 1955
Arflex, Marco Zanuso
Italian Sofas
This sofa has been reworked and is in perfect condition. This classic design by the master designer Zanuso speaks for itself. Crafted in the 1950s by Arflex.
Marco Zanuso 'Regent' Lounge Chair, Arflex, Ful...
Arflex, Marco Zanuso
Italian Armchairs
Marco Zanuso Regent lounge chair on castors, Arflex 1960s. The Regent lounge chair has been fully restored, reupholstered in a superior luxury Italian leather and features its origin...
Pair Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs / Recline...
Marco Zanuso
Italian Lounge Chairs
Elegant pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern reclining armchairs in the style of Marco Zanuso's Lady chairs. The pieces have generous size, recline and are very comfortable; they featu...
Rare Marco Zanuso Martingala Lounge Chair
Arflex, Marco Zanuso
Italian Lounge Chairs
Brass, Faux Fur
This single all original Marco Zanuso lounge chair comes on four brass legs. The seat and the back of the chair is covered with beige high-quality faux fur. Manufacturer’s label on t...
Italian Four Seat Rosewood Sofa, circa 1950
Italian Sofas
Fabric, Wood
Four seat sofa, rosewood, fabric, Italy, circa 1950. This elegant, geometric pair of sofa features a graphic pattern on the seat and a black fabric on the rest of the chair. The elo...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries