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Superb Mohair 'Lady' Sitting Room Set Designed by Zanuso for Arflex, Italy, 1951

About the Item

Sumptuous and extremely rare 'lady' living room set designed by Marco Zanuso for Arflex ,Italy in 1961. The set consists of a super rare and extremely elegant , three seat elliptical form, 'Lady' sofa ,the largest size produced complete with a matching pair of very early (artisan wood frame) production 'Lady Chairs '. Please note the coffee table is not included with this set. This set has been recovered in an extremely elegant high quality 'Musco' 00 mohair fabric by the famous Dutch textile manufacturer 'De Ploeg' . The fabric creates a warm luxurious organic glow as the mohair pile interacts with the ambient lighting of the room, a very beautiful effect which also really complements the brass legs. The underlying upholstery materials have also been completely restored on both the lounge chairs and sofa from their bare frames up and have been restored to the original manufacturer's specifications including new high quality rubber seat support webbing from the original italian manufacturer 'Pirelli' and new high quality foam throughout. Please refer to the photos which document the restoration to see the effort, time and quality of workmanship that has gone into restoring this set. As stated in Baroni's 1981 tome on the history of the company 'ARFLEX 51-81' the 'Lady' sofa was often seen complementing Zanuso's 'lady' and 'senior' lounge chairs, we can see this stunning combination in many original period Arflex advertisments. This is a rare opportunity Literature: 'ARFLEX 51-81' , Baroni, 1981 Original period 'ARFLEX' manufacturer's catalog, please see images.
  • Creator:
    Arflex (Manufacturer),Marco Zanuso (Designer)
  • Design:
    Lady Divano SofaLady Series
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 31.5 in (80 cm)Width: 86.62 in (220 cm)Depth: 39.38 in (100 cm)Seat Height: 15.75 in (40 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 3
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1951
  • Condition:
    Reupholstered. Rewoven. Wear consistent with age and use. Fully restored with new Pirelli rubber webbing, Pantera foam and velvet Mohair wool upholstery, the brass legs have only been been lightly hand polished to retain some of the lovely patina commensurate with originality,age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    bergen op zoom, NL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU930132211542
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