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


Harbo Sølvsten Model "Tivoli-DF 22" Convertible Sofa, Denmark 1960s

$ 8,360
  • Description
    This rare sofa and daybed was made by Danish designer, Harbo Sølvsten, and is an exquisite piece of Danish Modern design history. While pieces from the mid-century era are generally characterized by clarity in design and extremely high-quality craftsmanship and choice of materials, this model is still remains exceptional.

    “Tivoli-DF 22” represents the innovative spirit of the Danish Modern design movement; it features a sculptural exotic wood frame that is just as much in service of aesthetics as it is of functionality. The most noteworthy feature of this model is its ability to transform into a daybed. The frame features solutions that boast engineering level knowledge and precision, allowing the back structure to be laid down, converting the sofa into a bed. Thus, this model becomes a fully functional two-person daybed with a comfortable surface for lounging or sleeping. This functionality was a response to the changing lifestyles of the 1960s, where people began to value multi-functional furniture that could adapt to their needs. The elaborate and genius wooden structure is highlighted by the upholstered seat and back mattresses. The premium light fabric is festooned with button tufting that accentuates the fullness and adds an extra touch of sophistication and elegance to the design. Still, it is the innovative structure of this “Tivoli-DF 22” what sets it apart from other convertible sofas. From all angles the unique features catch the eyes, praising the designer and the manufacturer alike. While not much is known about Sølvsten, he designed for JCA Jensen Møbelfabrik during the mid-century era, therefore this sofa could have been made at their manufactory as well.

    From the brass fittings to the beauty of the wood and the straps in the back, this model has plenty to offer. It exemplifies the Danish design philosophy of form following function, where every element of the design serves a purpose. Its ability to transform into a daybed without compromising on style or comfort is a testament to the innovative spirit of the designer, Harbo Sølvsten.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some small marks and scratches on the wood. The seat and back mattresses/cushions have been reupholstered recently in a light, 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.

    74.8 in W x 33.46 in D x 25.59 in H; Seat Height 13.77 in
    190 cm W x 85 cm D x 65 cm H; Seat height 35 cm

    This convertible sofa will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

    VAT normally applies and will be added to items when purchased by a European buyer or transported to a location within the EU.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Denmark
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Fabric, Wood
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some small marks and scratches on the wood. The seat and back mattresses/cushions have been reupholstered recently in a light, premium fabric.
    Creation Date: 1960s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    Dealer Reference #: 88880118
    Incollect Reference #: 627369
  • Dimensions
    W. 74.8 in; H. 25.59 in; D. 33.46 in;
    W. 190 cm; H. 65 cm; D. 85 cm;
    Seat H. 13.78 in;
    Seat H. 35 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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