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Vitra Freeform Sofa in Cream Credo with Maple Legs by Isamu Noguchi

$12,330 Asking Priceper item

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These items are only available in the United States. The sculptural quality of Noguchi‘s design vocabulary finds expression in the freeform sofa: it is entirely different from other designs of the same period, The slender organic forms are fluid and graceful. Noguchi emphasizes the lightness of the elements with thin yet comfortable upholstery and a choice of cover fabrics in natural colors. The freeform sofa were produced circa 1950 in limited numbers. Today, the few remaining pieces achieve record prices at auction. The designs have been manufactured in an authentic re-edition since 2002. The sofa is suitable not only for use in living spaces, but also in lobbies, hotels and retail shops. Materials: Frame: solid beech Body and cushions: wooden frame with polyurethane foam Covers: removable Seat height: 320 mm (280 mm with applied load, measured in accordance with EN 1335-1) Legs: stained walnut. Dimensions: Width 300 cm Height 72 cm Seat height 32 cm. Credo(F120)01/legs54.

Customization Options

Because our product is hand-made in Switzerland, additional colors, finishes and sizes are available with an added production lead-time. Please inquire for more information about the variations we offer.

Details

  • Creator
    Vitra (Manufacturer),Isamu Noguchi (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.35 in. (72 cm)Width: 118.12 in. (300 cm)Depth: 28.35 in. (72 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    10-11 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 210182001stDibs: LU3989113107681

About the Designer

Isamu Noguchi

A sculptor, painter, ceramicist and furniture and lighting designer, Isamu Noguchi was one of the most prolific and protean creative forces of the 20th century and a key figure in the development of organic modernism. Noguchi’s sculptures and designs share a common spirit: one of lyrical abstraction, tempo and flow and harmonious balance.

Noguchi was born in Los Angeles to an American mother and Japanese father, and spent most of his childhood in Japan. He returned to the United States at age 13, went to high school in Indiana and enrolled at Columbia University to study medicine. At the same time, he took night courses in sculpture. Within three months, he left college to pursue art full time. Noguchi was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1927 and traveled to Paris to work under Constantin Brancusi. It marked a turning point. Inspired by Brancusi, Noguchi embraced abstraction and began to sculpt in the expressive, rhythmic style that would be the hallmark of his work.

Once back in New York, Noguchi was introduced to design by what would become a lifelong collaboration creating sets for choreographer Martha Graham. His first industrial designs were in Bakelite: a sleek clock-timer created circa 1932, and his famed Zenith Radio Nurse intercom, from 1937. Ten years later, Herman Miller introduced Noguchi’s now-iconic glass-topped coffee table with an articulated wooden base. His washi paper and bamboo Akari light sculptures, handmade in Japan, debuted in 1951. In the late 1950s, Noguchi designed for Knoll, creating such pieces as his dynamic Cyclone table and rocking stool.

For collectors, Noguchi’s furniture and lighting designs remain his most accessible work. As you will see on 1stDibs, they have the same power and presence that Noguchi brought to his art.

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