375 Fairfield Ave., Bldg 1 Stamford, CT 06902 , United States Call Seller 203.274.5130 Showrooms

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650 West Ave
Stamford, CT 06902
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Mid-Century Modern Sofa Set by Ilmari Lappalainen for Asko, Settee, Sheepskin

$ 29,500
  • Description
    Mid-Century Modern 'Laila' Sofa Set by Ilmari Lappalainen for Asko, Finland; Settee and Lounge Chairs

    Chic and stylish Finnish designer 5-seater sofa set newly upholstered in genuine cream Sheepskin. Both the sofa and the pair of lounge chairs were designed by Ilmari Lappalainen for Asko, a Finnish furniture manufacturer in the late 1940s/50s. This set includes a 3-seater sofa or settee as well as a pair of matching lounge or armchairs. Perfect for a sophistaced seating arrangement for a design-forward space. Designed and produced in Finland.

    Sheepskin, Lacquered Legs
    Finland, 1948

    Ilmari Lappalainen trained first as a teacher of woodworking, then as an interior designer. Lappalainen’s designs are famously comfortable. This pair of lounge chairs are from his Laila series for Asko, where he was a designer from the late 1940s.

    Literature:
    Riitta Miestamo, “The Form and Substance of Finnish Furniture” Lahti 1981.

    Lounge Chairs:

    Height: 31 inches
    Width: 32 inches
    Depth: 31 inches
    Seat Height: 16 inches

    Sofa:

    Height: 31 inches
    Width: 61 inches
    Depth: 31 inches
    Seat Height: 17 inches

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  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (exact item)
    Origin: Finland
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Sheepskin / Lacquered Wood
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. New genuine sheepskin upholstery. Later cushioning.
    Creation Date: 1950
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 457-25/33
    Incollect Reference #: 568346
  • Dimensions
    W. 32 in; H. 31 in; D. 31 in;
    W. 81.28 cm; H. 78.74 cm; D. 78.74 cm;
Message from Seller:

GREENWICH LIVING DESIGN (est. 1975) is an Antique and 20th Century Art & Design Gallery located in Stamford, CT for over 30 years. Our gallery carries rare and important design objects by both iconic and lesser-known designers from the 18th to the 20th Century – with a focus on 20th Century French design. Recent installations feature Pierre Jeanneret, Maison Jansen, Gio Ponti, Phillip & Kelvin LaVerne, Warren Platner, Ueli Berger, Massimo Vignelli, and many more.

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