Fabricius and Kastholm Cognac Leather Sofa with Steel Frame
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Preben Fabricius & Jørgen Kastholm for Kill International, four-seat sofa, leather and steel, Denmark, circa 1960.
Large sofa in patinated cognac leather by Fabricius and Kastholm. The base of this sofa gives a characteristic and open character. Moreover, this sofa features the comfort of Danish mid modern design. The cushions support the body in an unmatched way. This sofa breathes Scandinavian design all over, due to its minimalistic character, combined with comfort and architectural aesthetics.
The leather is in fair condition and shows signs of age and use. It contains a few rips in the leather and it has a rich patina.
Preben Juhl Fabricius (1931-1984) and Jørgen Kastholm (1931-2007) became friends in the 1950s at the School of Interior Design. In the 1960s they started a collaboration with their shared the same core principles: perfection, aesthetics and minimalism. Although they have worked individually, it is as a pair that they have achieved their greatest success. During the eight years of partnership they managed to create a wide selection of very high quality designs. The results were often minimalistic and functional designs in steel, glass and leather. Most of the furniture of Danish designer duo was produced by the German manufacturer Kill International. This type of chairs was produced in their home country Denmark by Bo-Ex.