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Rare and important Artifort 'golden' sofa by Theo Ruth

Designer: Theo Ruth
Year: 1949
Origin: the Netherlands
Material: elmwood, original mohair

Dimensions: H 88 (seating H 38) W 190 D 90 cm
Art.no: i443

Price: on request

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Rare and important Artifort 'golden' sofa by Theo Ruth

Designer: Theo Ruth
Year: 1949
Origin: the Netherlands
Material: elmwood, original mohair

Dimensions: H 88 (seating H 38) W 190 D 90 cm
Art.no: i443

Price: on request

Important and fully exclusive sofa designed by Theo Ruth as a unique specimen for Artifort. Designed especially to be presented on the first Furniture and Art Fair after WOII, held in 1950 in Maastricht. Theo Ruth was head designer at the Artifort Company and managed designers such as Pierre Paulin and Geoffrey Harcourt.

The year 1950 was a crucial year for Artifort, as the company took a radical turn into a new modern design world. Therefore this very rare unique piece of design can be described as ‘iconic’ and truly pivotal in the history of Artifort design.

This magnificent sofa was purchased from the first owner who herself had purchased it directly from Artifort during the Furniture and Art Fair in 1950.

The sofa forms an absolutely breathtaking set together with the appurtenant lounge chair and armchair, also unique. All three pieces are constructed from elmwood and upholstered with fabulous, high quality mohair fabric. Over the years the wool colour has faded from a deep moss green to this rich and glowing, irresistible shade of gold.

What a gem! The whole set is still completely original and in very good condition.

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