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Raphael Raffel Croissant sofa for Maison Honoré, Paris 1970s

About the Item

Raphaël Raffel (1912-2000) studied at the École des Beaux Arts and became a renown interior designer from the 1940s to the end of the twentieth century. His shop in Paris attracted a group of dedicated collectors including Josephine Baker. This sofa’s organic roundedness evokes bodily sensations including edibility which some have likened to a banana or bean, as well as a croissant. It was designed for Maison Honoré, Paris with each sofa being made-to-order. This has made the piece a highly sought-after item of design history. The original leather from this sofa has recently been restored and conditioned to preserve its integrity, though it still shows a lot of patina of use.
  • Creator:
    Raphael Raffel (Designer),Maison Honoré (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 27.56 in (70 cm)Width: 110.24 in (280 cm)Depth: 47.25 in (120 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1970s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. The original leather from this sofa has recently been restored and conditioned to preserve its integrity, though it still shows a lot of patina of use.
  • Seller Location:
    London, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: H222a1stDibs: LU1420238989372
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