Low profile sofa In original black leather, rosewood legs and with down-filled cushions
Designer: Hans Olsen, 1962
Manufacturer: C/S Møbler, Denmark
Dimensions: 1850 x 800 x H700mm
Condition: Vintage, expected marks, scuffs and minor discolouration .
Stunning sofa, fully restored and upholstered in a new Instyle Boucle wool
Designer: Alfred Christensen, 1944
Manufacturer: Slagelse Mobelværk
Dimensions: 1780 x 780 x H820mm
Condition: We've taken the time and effort make this piece pretty special. The curved, swoop arms are in beech and have been smoothly sanded and waxed. They're a delight to touch. We've also landed on one of our favourite Instyle wools to complete the project; Instyle / Cocoon / Almond.
When you have the luxury of spending a couple of nights in a new city, one of the great benefits is doing a little exploration. Last month I had that opportunity when I visited Göteborg, a city on the southern east coast of Sweden, almost equidistant between Copenhagen and the Norwegian border.
Göteborg is home to Röhsska Museet, a wonderful museum of design and craft. Apart from having a permanent collection of design history which I highly recommend, one of their current exhibitions is Unmaking Democratic Design: Fredrik Paulsen.
For our friends and customers in Melbourne, there are still a few days left to catch a wonderful exhibition celebrating a legend of Australian mid-century design.
Clement Meadmore: the Art of Mid-Century Design is the first major survey examining the design practice of this seminal designer – and it took ten years to bring this perfectly-formed exhibition together.