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Post-Modern Sofas

POSTMODERN STYLE

Strictly speaking, postmodern design was a short-lived movement that manifested itself chiefly in Italy and the United States in the early 1980s. The characteristics of postmodern furniture and other postmodern objects included hot-colored, loud-patterned, usually plastic surfaces; strange proportions and weird angles; and a vague-at-best relationship between form and function.

Critics derided postmodern design as a grandstanding bid for attention and nothing of consequence. The fact that, decades later, postmodern design still has the power to provoke thoughts (along with other reactions) proves they were not entirely correct.

Postmodernism began as an architectural critique. Starting in the 1960s, a small cadre of mainly American architects began to argue that modernism, once high-minded and even noble in its goals, had become stale, stagnant and blandly corporate. In the next decade in Milan, a cohort of designers led by Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini brought the discussion to bear on design.

Sottsass and Michele de Lucchi, in 1980, gathered a core group of young designers, which would come to include Michael Graves, Marco Zanini, Shiro Kuramata and Matteo Thun, into a design collective they called Memphis. The Memphis Group saw design as a means of communication and they wanted it to shout. That it did: the first Memphis collection appeared in 1981 and broke all the modernist taboos, embracing irony, kitsch, wild ornamentation and bad taste.

Memphis works remain icons of postmodernism: the Sottsass Casablanca bookcase, with its leopard-print plastic veneer; de Lucchi’s First chair, which has been described as having the look of an electronics component; Martine Bedin’s Super lamp: a pull-toy puppy on a power cord leash. After the initial Memphis show caused an uproar, postmodern design quickly took off in America. The architect Robert Venturi had already begun a series of plywood chairs for Knoll Inc. with beefy, exaggerated silhouettes of traditional styles such as Queen Anne and Chippendale. In 1982, the new firm Swid Powell enlisted a group of top American architects, including Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Stanley Tigerman and Venturi to create postmodern tableware in silver, ceramic and glass.

On 1stDibs, the collection of postmodern furniture includes seating, decorative objects, lighting fixtures and more.

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Style: Post-Modern
Mario Bellini Olive Green Camaleonda, 100% Mohair Reupholstery, B&B Italia, 1970
Located in Antwerp, BE
Camaleonda, Mario Bellini, vintage; modular camaleonda, newly reupholstered in 100% Mohair; Olive Green; Postmodern; Lounge chair; Sofa; Seating element; Italian design classics; ...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Mohair

Green and Brass Mineral Chaise Longue by Kasadamo
Located in Geneve, CH
Green and Brass Mineral Chaise Longue by Kasadamo Dimensions: D 185 x W 100 x H 78 cm Materials: Suede, brass Also Available: Customized materials and colors available, Kasad...
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2010s Swiss Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Gaetano Pesce Italian Sofa Cannaregio in Grey Fabric Original Condition
Located in Milano, IT
The Cannaregio sofa created in 1987 by Gaetano Pesce for Cassina is made up of ten different elements that have different shapes and therefore different volumes and sizes. But Gaetan...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

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Fabric

Rotor Sofa EJ-800 by Peter Hort-Lorentzen for Erik Jorgensen, Denmark
Located in Halle, DE
Rotor sofa EJ-800 – 2 seat sofa designed 1983 by Peter Hiort-Lorentzen & Johannes Foersom. Manufactured by Erik Jorgensen A/S, Denmark. The backrests are rotateable to generate sever...
Category

1980s Danish Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Tan Leather Cloud Style Sofa with Lucite Leg by Weiman, c 1980s, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful curvy and fluid Post-Modern sofa by Weiman is in soft and luxurious tan colored leather, features a single lucite leg and is signed underneath with a Weiman label. ...
Category

1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Lucite

Milan Sofa by Atra Design
By ATRA
Located in Geneve, CH
Milan sofa by Atra Design. Dimensions: D 244.9 x W 93 x H 60.4 cm. Materials: leather, steel. Available in leather or fabric. Atra Design We are Atra, a furniture brand produc...
Category

2010s Mexican Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Blue Eclipse Sofa by Atra Design
By ATRA
Located in Geneve, CH
Blue Eclipse sofa by Atra Design. Dimensions: D 220 x W 108.8 x H 79 cm. Materials: fabric, walnut wood. Available in other colors. Atra Design We are Atra, a furniture brand ...
Category

2010s Mexican Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

De Sede DS600 Non Stop Snake Modulaar Sectional Sofa
Located in San Diego, CA
De Sede most iconic design "NON STOP" sofa, model DS600. Designed by Ueli Berger, Elenora Peduzzi Riva, Heinz Ulrich and Klaus Vogt for De Sede, Switzerland in the 1972. We are h...
Category

20th Century Swiss Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Ultrasuede

Freja Sofa by Atra Design
By ATRA
Located in Geneve, CH
Freja sofa by Atra Design Dimensions: D 460 x W 100 x H 68 cm Materials: fabric, brass. Different back and chaise modules conbinations available. 3 x Back module 1 x Chaise mo...
Category

2010s Mexican Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Beige Baba Daybed by Gisbert Pöppler
Located in Geneve, CH
Beige Baba daybed by Gisbert Pöppler Dimensions: H 82 (43) x W 250 x D 170 cm Materials: Upholstered wooden frame, teak footings Like a friend that wants to cuddle, Baba is an u...
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2010s German Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Beluga Curvo Sofa by Atra Design
By ATRA
Located in Geneve, CH
Beluga Curvo sofa by Atra Design Dimensions: D 270 x W 96.9 x H 70 cm. Materials: fabric, brass. Available in other fabrics and brass finishes. Atra Design We are Atra, a furn...
Category

2010s Mexican Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Blue Air Sofa by Atra Design
By ATRA
Located in Geneve, CH
Blue Air sofa by Atra Design Dimensions: D 240 x W 90.5 x H 60.3 cm Materials: leather, brass Availbale in other colors. Atra Design We are Atra, a furniture brand produced by...
Category

2010s Mexican Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Block Sofa by Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Block Sofa by Pepe Albargues Dimensions: Width 200 - Depth 75 - Height 78 - Seat 43 cm Materials: Pine wood structure, curved plywood board reinforced with tablex. Foam CMHR (high...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Plywood, Pine

Nerthus Outdoor Sofa by Atra Design
By ATRA
Located in Geneve, CH
Nerthus outdoor sofa by Atra Design. Dimensions: D 434 x W 108.5 x H 71.1 cm. Materials: fabric, teak. Different back and chaise module conbinations available. 3 x Back module ...
Category

2010s Mexican Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Pink Alce Sofa, Small by Chris Hardy
Located in Geneve, CH
Pink Alce sofa - Small by Chris Hardy Dimensions: W166, D88, H82, seat45 (2 Seaters) Materials: Iron structure and MDF board Painted or chromed legs Foam CMHR (high resilience an...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Iron, Copper

Vladimir Kagan Post Modern Marilyn Sofa in Ivory White Bouclé
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Post modern Vladimir Kagan Marilyn Sofa by Directional for Vladimir Kagan in new ivory white bouclé upholstery. Whimsical and happy, Kagan's Marilyn line is fresh and unique. Curved ...
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé, Upholstery

Blue and Brass Kasa Sofa 2p by Kasadamo
Located in Geneve, CH
Blue and brass kasa sofaa 2p by Kasadamo Dimensions: D 95 x W 280 x H 70 cm Materials: suede, brass Also available: customized materials and colors available. Kasadamo is abo...
Category

2010s Swiss Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Pink and Brass Mineral Chaise Longue by Kasadamo
Located in Geneve, CH
Pink and Brass Mineral Chaise Longue by Kasadamo Dimensions: D 185 x W 100 x H 78 cm Materials: Suede, brass Also Available: Customized materials and colors available, Kasada...
Category

2010s Swiss Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Oberon Sofa by Atra Design
By ATRA
Located in Geneve, CH
Oberon sofa by Atra Design Dimensions: D 512 x W 188 x H 60 cm Materials: fabric, brass Different back, back with arm and ottoman module combinations available. 1 x Back module...
Category

2010s Mexican Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

New Postmodern Style Purple Velvet Accent Chair Beirut
Located in Madrid, ES
Featuring a visually impactful silhouette, Beirut sofa is a modern icon. It blurs the line between modern art and functional decor. Thrillingly unique.
Category

2010s European Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Elegant Four-Seat Sofa in Black Leather and Steel
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Sofa, black leather, steel, Europe, 1970s A well-composed sofa with comfortable cushions and a sleek appearance. The designer created a large sofa that rests on four flat, U-shape...
Category

1970s European Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Oberon March Sofa by Atra Design
By ATRA
Located in Geneve, CH
Oberon March sofa by Atra Design Dimensions: D 440 x W 95 x H 60 cm Materials: linear tufted fabric, brass Different back and ottoman module conbinations available. 2 x Back mo...
Category

2010s Mexican Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Italian Sofa in Bamboo Post Modern in Grey Fabric
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful 80's post modern Italian sofa. The sofa is totally made of bamboo wood with rattan weaves to assemble each piece. Great craftsmanship in the processing of bamboo and its ma...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Bamboo, Rattan

Margot Sofa by Atra Design
By ATRA
Located in Geneve, CH
Margot sofa by Atra Design Limited Edition of 10. Dimensions: D 265 x W 94 x H 60 cm. Materials: fabric, brass. Atra Design We are Atra, a furniture brand produced by Atra for...
Category

2010s Mexican Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Hug Green Sofa by Rejo Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Hug green sofa by Rejo Studio. Dimensions: D 315 x W 95 x H 76 cm. Materials: wooden structure, with velvet. Also available in different colours. Long comfortable hug. The hug...
Category

2010s Saudi Arabian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Vintage 'Hockey' Leather Sofa, Antonio Citterio for Moroso, Italy, 1980s
Located in Zagreb, HR
Hard to find 'Hockey' leather sofa/loveseat designed by Antonio Citterio for Italian furniture maker Moroso in the 1980s Condition: very good vintage condition with some traces of...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Bob Mod 2 Seating by Dovain Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Bob Mod 2 Seating by Dovain Studio Dimensions: H 76 x W 80 x D 100 x SH 39 cm Materials: Velvet, Wood Dovain Studio Creative direction by Sergio Prieto, a Spanish artist-design...
Category

2010s Portuguese Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Wood

90s Kati Meyer Modular ‘Bridge’ Sofa / Daybed for Brühl
By Kati Meyer-Brühl, Brühl
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
The bridge sofas are some piece of rare design. Bridge sofas offer almost unlimited possibilities for sitting, lying down, relaxing and lounging can be implemented with just a few el...
Category

Late 20th Century German Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Nuvola Sofa by SEM
Located in Geneve, CH
Nuvola sofa by SEM Dimensions: D235 x W82 x H72 cm Material: Structure in lacquered iron, brass details, shell in Santos rosewood, Padding in feather with upholstery in leather. ...
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass, Iron

Bouclé Cream and Brass Kasa Angle Sofa by Kasadamo
Located in Geneve, CH
Bouclé Cream and Brass Kasa Angle Sofa by Kasadamo Dimensions: D 300 x W 300 x H 79 cm Materials: bouclé cream, brass Also Available: Customized materials and colors available, ...
Category

2010s Swiss Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Cini Boeri for Knoll Three Seater Sofa in Black Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cini Boeri for Knoll, three seater sofa, model 'Brigadier', leather, lacquered wood, Italy, designed in 1976. Architectural sofa model 'Brigadier' designed by Italian designer Ci...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

Set of Large Green Alce Sofa and 2 Large Ottomans by Chris Hardy
Located in Geneve, CH
A set of large green Alce sofa and 2 large ottomans by Chris Hardy Dimensions: W200, D88, H82, Seat45 (3 Seaters Sofa), W85, D85, H45 (Ottoman) Materials: Iron structure and MDF bo...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Copper, Iron

Block Blue Armchair by Studio Mut
Located in Geneve, CH
Block blue armchair designed by Studio Mut Dimensions: H 78 x D 75 x W 87 cm 32 kg The Block collection designed by the well-known Valencia based studio Mut design, is a coll...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Pine

Scarpa Soriana Lounge Chair in Bouclé Wool Mid Century, Post-Modern, 1969
Located in Antwerp, BE
Scarpa; Soriana; Cassina; Italian design; Hollywood regency; Post-modern; 1970's Afra and Tobia Scarpa Soriana lounge chair reupholstered in bouclé wool, Cassina, the 1970s. The S...
Category

1960s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Bouclé Cream and Wood Kasa Sofa 2p by Kasadamo
Located in Geneve, CH
Bouclé Cream and Wood Kasa Sofa 2p by Kasadamo Dimensions: D 95 x W 280 x H 70 cm Materials: suede, wood Also Available: Customized materials and colors available Kasadamo is about...
Category

2010s Swiss Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

Pink Baba Daybed by Gisbert Pöppler
Located in Geneve, CH
Pink Baba daybed by Gisbert Pöppler Dimensions: H 82 (43) x W 250 x D 170 cm Materials: Upholstered wooden frame, teak footings Like a friend that wants to cuddle, Baba is an up...
Category

2010s German Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Gerard van den Berg for Label 'Mancha' Sofa in Cognac Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gerard van den Berg for label, sofa, model 'Mancha', leather, The Netherlands, 1990s. This bulky three-seat 'Mancha' sofa is designed by the Dutch designer Gerard Van Den Berg. T...
Category

1990s Dutch Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Cini Boeri Two-Seat Sofa for Knoll International, 1970s
Located in Den Haag, NL
Two-seat sofa designed by Cini Boeri for Knoll International. Upholstered in smooth black Leather. Model ''Brigadier'' Love the design, low and wide. So 1970s. The wooden base has re...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Blue and Brass Kasa Angle Sofa by Kasadamo
Located in Geneve, CH
Blue and brass kasa angle sofa by Kasadamo Dimensions: D 300 x W 300 x H 79 cm Materials: suede, brass Also available: customized materials and colors available. Kasadamo is ...
Category

2010s Swiss Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Blue Ettore Sottsass East Side Sofa and Two Lounge Chairs
Located in Dronten, NL
Spectacular East Side sofa and 2 lounge chairs designed by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll International in 1983. Post-Modern sofa and armchairs with their original two-tone blue Kvadrat...
Category

1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Modular Sectional by Preview
Located in Las Vegas, NV
5 Piece modular sectional for Preview, 1980s. 3 straight and 2 curved elements. Sleek and low-profile this modular sectional works great as one piece or broken up into multiple seati...
Category

1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Sofas Living Room Green Velvet by Pol 74 Postmodern 2 3 Seat Italy 1990 Set of 2
Located in Palermo, IT
Set of 2 sofas produced by the postmodern Italian company Pol74. One sofa is 3-seat, the other 2-seat with relaxation mechanism, all in forest green striped velvet depicting small rh...
Category

1990s Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Charpentier Brown Leather 'Apollo' Sofa in Stainless Steel Frame, 1960's
Located in Antwerp, BE
The Post-modern Apollo sofa by Jacques Charpentier was made in France in the 1960s. It currently has its original leather upholstery. We do have an in-house expert upholsterer who ca...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cassina Soriana Four Seater Sofa by Afra and Tobia Scarpa in green Peter Dunham
Located in Antwerp, BE
Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Soriana, Cassina, Italy 1970s, reupholstered in Peter Dunham Manufactured by Cassina in the 1970s, the Soriana collection was meant to express beauty and ...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Cini Boeri for Knoll Pair of Sofa's in Black Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cini Boeri for Knoll, two seater sofa's, model 'Brigadier', leather, lacquered wood, Italy, designed in 1976. Architectural pair of 'Brigadier' settees designed by Italian design...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

Velvet Sofa Attributed to Marzio Cecchi, Italian design, Glam canape, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Marzio Cecchi; Italian design; Italy; Glam; Hollywood Regency; Blue velvet; Brass; Post-modern; Firenze; Italian glam couch newly reupholstered in blue velvet and attributed to M...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

1980s Postmodern Sofa Set with Brass Detailing, 2 Pieces
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful and fun sofa set from the 1980s with a brass detailing band. The soft pink fabric with scalloped curves is comfortable to sit on or take a nap (the arms are great pillows!)...
Category

1980s Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Pigro Sofa by Studio Pastina
Located in Geneve, CH
Pigro sofa by Studio Pastina Dimensions: W 182, D 90, H 77, seat 42 Materials: pine wood structure, tablex and particles board. Steel structure painted or chromed. Foam CMHR (hig...
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Copper, Steel

Postmodern Two-Seater Sofa by Tito Agnoli for Cinova in Cognac Leather, 1960's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Postmodern; Space-age; Tito Agnoli for Cinova, sofa bed 711 in cognac leather, Italy, the 1960s; Italy; Italian design; Postmodern sofa which can be converted into a daybed, desi...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

De Sede Swiss Design DS 47 Sofa in Petrol Green Leather, Post-Modern, 1980's
Located in Antwerp, BE
De Sede, Switzerland 1980s; Petrol blue green sofa, DS 47; Swiss design; design classics; Post-modern De Sede DS 47 Sofa in petrol green leather. A luxury Swiss leather design cla...
Category

Late 20th Century Swiss Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

20th Century Vintage Oak Bentwood 2 Seater
Located in Miami, FL
20th century vintage oak bentwood 2 seater re-stained and refinished in a beautiful deadstock textured wool blend fabric. Circa 1970s with a unique wood frame in amazing vintage cond...
Category

1970s American Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Oak, Bentwood

Vintage European Sectional Sofa Attributed to Roche Bobois, 1980s
Located in Chicago, IL
An Italian sectional sofa from the 1980’s attributed to Roche Bobois. This was sourced in Spain and is in the original fabric. Restoration services are available through our showroom...
Category

1980s Spanish Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Textile, Upholstery

Cassina 'Soriana' Four Seater Sofa by Afra and Tobia Scarpa in Bouclé
Located in Antwerp, BE
Afra and Tobia Scarpa, soriana, Cassina, Italy 1970s, bouclé wool Manufactured by Cassina in the 1970s, the Soriana collection was meant to express beauty and comfort by using a w...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Wilma Salotti Postmodern Black Leather Rounded Back Sectional Sofa, Italy, 1980s
Located in Miami, FL
Black leather sectional sofa by Wilma Salotti and made in Italy, circa 1980s.
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Beautiful “Matinee” Sofa / Daybed by Vladimir Kagan for American Leather
Located in Round Rock, TX
Beautiful designer leather sofa or daybed designed by Vladimir Kagan for American Leather. The sofa is comprised of two removable bolster accent pillows and long bolster. The rem...
Category

Early 2000s American Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Post-Modern,Cassina 'Soriana' Cognac Leather Sofa by Afra and Tobia Scarpa, 1970
Located in Antwerp, BE
Soriana, Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina, Italian design classics, Italy, 1970's Manufactured by Cassina in the 1970s, the Soriana collection was meant to express beauty and co...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Mario Bellini Camaleonda, Pierre Frey Velvet Green Upholstery, B&B Italia, 1970
Located in Antwerp, BE
Camaleonda, Mario Bellini, vintage modular camaleonda, newly reupholstered in Pierre Frey green velvet; Postmodern modular couch by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia in the 1970s. The...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet

Beluga Sectional Sofa by Atra Design
By ATRA
Located in Geneve, CH
Beluga sectional sofa by Atra Design Dimensions: D 265 x W 94 x H 60 cm Materials: fabric, brass Atra Design We are Atra, a furniture brand produced by Atra form a mexico city–...
Category

2010s Mexican Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

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