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$ 11,875

Mid-Century Finnish Cabinetmaker Sofa, Finland ca 1950s

Origin Finland
Period 1950-1979
Materials Premium fabric and wood
Dimensions
W. 66.93 in; H. 30.31 in; D. 34.25 in;
W. 170 cm; H. 77 cm; D. 87 cm;
Seat H. 16.93 in;
Seat H. 43 cm;
Condition Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The sofa has been reupholstered recently in premium fabric.
Description The Nordic perspective on cabinetmaking is exceptional, and Finland is no exception, quite the opposite. Wood is omnipresent in the Nordics, and Finnish woodworking is world-famous for its traditions.

This three-seater sofa is immensely elegant, while also keeping the warmth and cosiness that is often associated with mid-century design. The sofa’s shape and lacquered legs show the signs of a master cabinetmaker whose craftsmanship is a collection of musings and factual knowledge about the traditions of Nordic woodworking. Here, the beautiful light upholstery, the wood frame, and the traditional craft of woodworking translate the primordial beauty of nature into a modern furniture design. The design aims to maximize comfort while putting an emphasis on elegance and function. This is most visible in the round, welcoming body, enhanced by the premium fabric the sofa is covered in. The short, lacquered wood legs add a modern, organic feel, balancing out the voluptuous profile of the sofa.

Finnish master cabinetmakers have been creating products that last for a lifetime and become heirlooms naturally. Crafted with precision from solid wood, finished with attention to detail and care for the environment, this sofa stands the test of time thanks to both its aesthetic quality and build.

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

Dimensions:
170 cm W X 87 cm D X 77 cm H | 43 cm SH

About the Designer:
Finland declared its independence in 1917, began industrialization relatively late – in the early 1950s, and currently has a population of only around 5.5 million people. Seen in this context, the impact of Finnish design on architecture, industrial design, glassware, textile design, and handicrafts is even more remarkable.

Icons like Alvar Aalto, Kaj Franck, and Tapio Wirkkala have left their mark on the world. At the same time, brands like Artek, Iittala, Nikari, and Marimekko have transformed the way contemporary interiors look and feel thanks to collections of Finnish modern furniture, home accessories, and decorative items that capture the spirit of Finland. Understated, minimalist, sustainable, and focused on function, Finnish design uses nature as a major source of inspiration. Timelessness is a core concept, which is achieved by quality and by keeping the traditional aesthetic in the focus. Finnish design is more than just a pretty object. It is a way of living. Design here is woven seamlessly into everyday life and surrounds you wherever you go. Good design is timeless. When you find something that works you keep it. Nothing is too old. As the famous Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto once said: “Nothing is ever reborn but neither does it totally disappear. And that which has once been born, will always reappear in a new form.”

As the saying goes, Finnish design isn’t just something you see — it is something you experience. It begins the moment you step on Finnish soil, and follows you everywhere and stays with you long after you’ve left. ~H.

Shipping:
This sofa will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern, Scandinavian Modern
Dealer Reference Number 20200503
Incollect Reference Number 437155
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