Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


Elegant Danish Three-Seater Sofa with Beech Legs, Denmark ca 1930s

$ 11,875
  • Description
    This beautiful Danish two-seater sofa recalls the Art Deco style of the 1930s with the recognizable touch of Danish Modernism. Thanks to its elegantly curved shape, this type of sofa is often referred to as the “banana” style.

    Apart from the visual appearance, the exquisite craftsmanship of this sofa echoes Art Deco as well. Many of the well-known Danish architects tried their hands at “Nordic Art Deco”, even though the style’s focus on luxury and decorative elements is in its nature in opposition to the ideas behind Danish design and constitutes a creative contradiction to the period’s streamlined modernism. Nevertheless, in combination with the unadorned style of Danish mid-century modern design, this sofa brings together the best of both styles. Unlike many of the banana sofas of the era, this model has sharper edges, which gives it an elegant, modern appearance. Even under the fully upholstered body, the frame’s precise, crisp lines stand out. The beech legs provide an appealing contrast to the fabric’s colour, while also balancing out the groundedness of the sofa’s profile.

    There is something more inviting about the open, curved construction of the Danish sofas of the era, which is undoubtedly why they are so desired today. This elegant three-seater model has not only these qualities, but also impeccable craftsmanship and an upholstery that accentuates the defining shapes, creating a luxurious feel and look.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The sofa has been reupholstered recently in a premium 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.

    78.74 in W x 31.49 in D x 29.13 in H; Seat height 17.32 in
    200 cm W x 80 cm D x 74 cm H; Seat height 44 cm

    About the designer:
    This Danish-made sofa reflects the core traditions and ideals of Danish design, while recalling the shapes of the Art Deco movement. What both movements valued highly is the highest level of craftsmanship and attention to details.

    Mid-century pieces such as this sofa were of great design, using fantastic wood like teak or beech. The mid-century was the heyday of the production by master craftsmen. Mid-century Danish design is world-famous for the partnership between designer and manufacturer, resulting in ground-breaking creations. The Danish design idiom was centred on warm woods, quality fabrics and gentle yet robust support for the spine - qualities that engender contentment and well-being, a defining characteristic of Danish culture. The “Great Danes” believed furniture should be shorn of aesthetic detail and be an amalgam of form and function. A master cabinet-maker is not a carpenter, as this was a rare breed of craftsman who had to be recognized by the Danish government after several years of toiling at his craft, as well as having to ace gruelling design competitions before becoming a master cabinet-maker.

    Since Denmark was a special instance of tempered industrialization, it managed to preserve sound traditions and continue to safeguard values of craftsmanship, materiality and usability. Today, Danish furniture is sought after by collectors for classic looks, storied designs and solid quality, works that are truly soulful and timeless. ~H.

    This sofa will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the items in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Origin: Finland
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Fabric, Wood
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The sofa has been reupholstered recently in a premium fabric.
    Creation Date: 1930s
    Styles / Movements: Collectible Design, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    Dealer Reference #: 20221030
    Incollect Reference #: 550167
  • Dimensions
    W. 78.74 in; H. 29.13 in; D. 31.5 in;
    W. 200 cm; H. 74 cm; D. 80 cm;
    Seat H. 17.32 in;
    Seat H. 44 cm;
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