Mid-Century Modern Purple Velvet Sofa / Settee by Charles Pfister for Knoll

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This ultra modern boxy custom settee designed by Charles Pfister for the home or office is upholstered in a deep aubergine / purple cotton velvet. The arm height is 24". Seat height is 16". The top of the back cushion is 28". 68" is the width and the depth is 33". This is a vintage sofa with new upholstery.

Details

  • Period
    20th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Upholstery
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    28 in. H x 68 in. W x 33 in. D
    71 cm H x 173 cm W x 84 cm D
  • Seat Height
    16 in. (41 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Canaan, NY
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU80393322282

About Knoll (Manufacturer)

As a company that produced many of the most famous and iconic furniture designs of the 20th century, Knoll was a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States. Led by Florence Knoll, the firm would draw stellar talents such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen into its compass. Their work would help change the face of the American home and office.

     The company was formed in 1938 by the German immigrant Hans Knoll. He first worked with his fellow ex-pat, the Danish designer Jens Risom, who created furniture with flowing lines made of wood. While Risom served in World War II, in 1943 Knoll met his future wife, Florence Schust. She had studied and worked with eminent emigré leaders of the Bauhaus, including Mies, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. She won Knoll over with Bauhaus notions of industrial arts, and an aesthetic that featured flat and tubular metal frames and angular forms. When Hans died in a car crash in 1955, Florence Knoll was appointed head of the company. It was as much through her holistic approach to design—a core division of the firm was dedicated to planning office systems—as Knoll furnishings themselves that she brought about the sleek and efficient transformation of the American workplace.

     Today, classic Knoll furnishings remain staples of modern design collections and decors. A history of modern design is written in pieces such as Mies’ elegant Barcelona Chair, Saarinen’s pedestal Tulip chair, Breuer’s tubular steel Wassily chair and the grid-patterned Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia. As you can see from the items on the following pages, these designs and others have become timeless emblems of the progressive spirit and sleek sophistication of the best of Modernism.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2005

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Located in Canaan, NY

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