2 seater Lady sofa by Marco Zanuso for Arflex
Rare matching pair of original Lady sofas from Arflex Italy. The iconic 1951 Italian Design by architect Marco Zanuso (1916-2001).
Designer’s Inspiration The Post WWII Modern Design Movement inspired Marco Zanuso to incorporate new forms and materials, such as expanded polyurethane foam, into furniture. “The shape of the Lady is an amalgam of possibilities” “I wanted to shape the complexity” said Marco Zanuso of this design.
Fabrication Steel tubular profile base in black industrial powder coat, matt finish. Internal frame with expanded polyurethane padding surround, Cotton piece cover. Wool mix houndstooth weave signature fabric.
Hidden Features This little sofa is sturdy with a good weight to it.
Design Consigned Stylist A small sofa with big impact. The 50s retro form especially suits post WWII era architecture. Cosy and elegant with an embracing high backrest. Instantly recognisable modern design. Fabric more suited to cool climate regions. Small space authentic style.
Design Consigned Collector Original lady sofas made in Italy by Arflex. Signature houndstooth upholstery. Gold Medal Winner at the 1951 Triennial Milan. Marco Zanuso achieved 5 ! Compasso D’Oro Design Awards between 1956-1985. In 2016 this design was re released by Cassina, but the originals hold more collector value.
Mark of Authenticity Both wear Arflex visible seam tags,
Provenance One owner 2014.
Design Consigned Insider Marco Zanuso was an editor at Domus Architecture & Design Magazine. The 2023 RRP of the new release LADY chair from Cassina is AUD $16,500.
Our Condition Report 3/5 only due to the age. No structural faults, fading, tears or areas of wear noted. We recommend a refresh with an upholstery clean for an excellent result.
*Priced and for sale as a pair. Only need one ? We will list the other for you.
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