Lady Sofa by Marco Zanuso for ARFLEX | #S1936

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Rare curved sofa by Marco Zanuso for ARFLEX – Italy, 1951. The sofa still has it’s original green corduroy velvet fabric.

Designer: Marco Zanuso

Manufacturer: ARFLEX

Country: Italy

Model: Lady sofa

Material: Original corduroy velvet fabric / Brass legs

Period: 1951

Size wdh: 201x79x81 Seat height 38

Condition: Good / Some minor wear and fading on the fabric (no tears or holes) / On the backside the sofa has been standing against a wall (see picture).

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About the designer:

Marco Zanuso (1916-2001) was a modern Italian artist, architect, designer, and industrial designer. He studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano from 1935 to 1939 afterwards teaching architecture, design, and urban planning until opening his office in Milan in 1945. In the late 1940s he began collaboration with Arflex to create a furniture collection utilizing a groundbreaking combination of polyurethane foam and elastic tape; his iconic Lady Armchair won the gold medal at Milan’s IX Triennale. Following the end of World War II, he lent his expertise as the co-editor of Domus and editor of Casabella magazine.

From 1957 to 1977 Zanuso partnered with German industrial designer Richard Sapper to create a new brand of techno-functionalist design including, the 1966 Grillo Telephone for Siemens and a series of mobile housing units for the Museum of Modern Art New York’s noteworthy Italy: The New Domestic Landscape exhibition in 1972.

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