Ilmari Tapiovaara Sofa and Chair for Paolo Arnaboldi, Italy 1957

Ilmari Tapiovaara Sofa and Chair for Paolo Arnaboldi, Italy 1957

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Ilmari Tapiovaara sofa and chair for Paolo Arnaboldi, Italy 1957

This three-seater sofa and chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Paolo Arnaboldi was a commission of La Permanente Mobili Cantù, Italy 1957. This design premiered at the 'Seconda Mostra Selettiva e Concorso Internazionale del Mobile’ in Cantù Italy in 1957 where it won the 2nd gold medal for Living Room Design. This item comes with it’s original pillows. We would however strongly recommend to have them redone. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for the best possibilities. We work with some of the best upholsterers in the Netherlands.

Condition:

In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The leather has a beautiful patina. Leather and wood have some marks and scratches.

Dimensions:

Sofa: 198 cm W x 80 cm D x 75 cm , Seat height 25cm.

Chairs: 70 cm W x 80 cm D x 75 cm H,

Seat height 25cm, Tray height: 35cm

Origin:

Italy 1957, produced 1950s-1960s

Exhibitions:

Gold medal for living room design - 'Seconda Mostra Selettiva e Concorso Internazionale del Mobile’ Cantù, Italy 1957

Literature:

‘Rivista Dell Arredamento’, September 1958, article ‘Vetrina' unpaginated , image 10

1957 ‘Seconda Mostra Selettiva e Concorso Internazionale del Mobile’ original exhibition catalogue, p 14 .


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