Three-Seater Sofa by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Paolo Arnaboldi, Italy 1957

Three-Seater Sofa by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Paolo Arnaboldi, Italy 1957

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This three-seater sofa 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. Designed in Italy 1957, produced 1950s-1960s.

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.

About the designer:

Ilmari Tapiovaara graduated in 1937 as interior architect from the department of furniture design of the Central School of Arts and Crafts. Even before graduating, Tapiovaara went abroad to work for Alvar Aalto in Artek's London office in 1935. Right after completing his education Tapiovaara got a position of assistant at the office of Le Corbusier, in France. These were not the only times he learned from international masters; he also worked with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Chicago, in 1953. Read more about Ilmari Tapiovaara.

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:

198 cm W x 80 D x 75 cm H

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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