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Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Sofa Upholstered in Bouclé, Scandinavia ca 1950s

About the Item

One of the most significant contributions of the Scandinavian countries to the European fine arts has been in the field of design. The Scandinavian countries have achieved world-wide renown by attributing a modern aesthetic to their traditional craft industries. Resulting from this were era-defining pieces with an unparalleled aesthetic dimension, such as this sofa. With its classic shape paired with modern design, the generous size, and fully upholstered body, this sofa is outstanding, even when measured to the many beautiful banana sofas created in Scandinavia during the mid-century era. The large, curved backrest follows the curve of the voluptuous seat, creating an inviting and open look. This shape is referred to as the ‘banana’ in furniture design, and is the perfect type of seating style to bring people closer together. From the back, the sheer volume becomes even more apparent, and it seems unlikely to be supported solely by the exposed, short conical legs. And yet, the solid wooden legs provide perfect stability and visual appeal. Wood is the most important material in Scandinavian mid-century design, and the luxurious light upholstery highlights and complements the beautiful colour of the wood. While most curved sofas of the era feature tufting and other forms of decoration, this model is free from unnecessary ornamentation, resulting in a sleek, elegant and modern look. Instead, taking the role of decoration is the fabric itself, with the bouclé forming waves running around the sofa highlighting its curves. Like the ‘banana’ style sofa, bouclé is a timeless trend with longevity that has and will stand the test of time. Bouclé pairs incredibly with curvilinear shapes, as demonstrated by this sofa. The effect resulting from the combination of these trends is stunning, a real visual treat to look at and to sit on, making this two-seater sofa a perfect accent piece. Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The sofa has been reupholstered recently in a premium bouclé fabric. Each of our items can be re-upholstered by our in-house atelier in a fabric of choice. Please reach out for more information. Dimensions: 66.92 in W x 34.64 in D x 31.49 in H; Seat height 18.5 in 170 cm W x 88 cm D x 80 cm H; Seat height 47 cm
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 31.5 in (80 cm)Width: 66.93 in (170 cm)Depth: 34.65 in (88 cm)Seat Height: 18.51 in (47 cm)
  • Style:
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    ca 1950s
  • Condition:
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. The sofa has been reupholstered recently in a premium bouclé fabric. Each of our items can be re-upholstered by our in-house atelier in a fabric of choice.
  • Seller Location:
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 202320791stDibs: LU2947335096802
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