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Sofa 2 seater - 460
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George Lander: Sofa 2 seater - 460

Sofa with wooden frame upholstered with polyurethan foam and feathers. Fabric or leather covering. Black feet.

Designed by C. Lander in 1931. It is extremely difficult to trace the origins of the modern sofa. Unlike metallic tubular furniture, there is no technical break-through that precedes or accompanies the arrival on the scene of the simplified, unadorned upholstered pieces that we consider "modern". The modern sofa appears to emerge in the period just before the 1920' s. The first pieces were, no doubt, considered "advanced" and were produced for the homes of the well-to-do. They were not produced by industry which continued to serve the more ornate, traditional tastes of the masses. Consequently, the early examples are not found inh the catalogues of industries but rather in photographs of interiors designed by decorators such as Elsie de Wolfe, Syrie Maugham, Jean Michel Frank, ecc…