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Fler 'Idler' Modular Living Room Set in Mint Green Upholstery

Sale price$13,800.00

Fler for Furniture Makers of Australia, living room set consisting of four individual lounge chairs and one ottoman, model 'The Idler', fabric, Australia, design 1969

This superb ensemble, named The Idler, traces its origins to 1969 and is designed by the renowned Australian company Fler. Founded in 1946 by Fred Lowen and Ernest Rodeck, the company's name is a combination of their initials. Their partnership developed into one of Australia's foremost modern furniture manufacturers. The design aligns with the principles of postmodernism. Design in the late sixties and seventies was all about going beyond the strict conventions of modernism, with the exploration of the different qualities of materials, use of pop colors, with peculiar and symbolic appearances as the outcome. In the design world of the 1970s, it was commonplace to see sectional sofas featuring a soft, organic layout and rendered in the most vibrant colors. Noted designers such as Pierre Paulin, Olivier Mourgue, Mario Bellini, Rossi di Albizzate, Tito Agnoli, Verner Panton, Cini Boeri, Gaetano Pesce, and Joe Colombo, to name a few, contributed to this tradition.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the seamless seating system excels in functionality. Comprising four lounge chairs and one ottoman, it offers the flexibility to create various configurations. The single chairs can function as standalone pieces or can be arranged side by side to form a sofa arrangement. A truly magnificent and postmodern piece with a vibrant mint green upholstery that will grab everyone's attention. A quote from an advertisement of the model perfectly sums up the purpose of the design: "A shape for sitting, sprawling or flopping into. (...) We called it "The Idler". When you sit in it, you'll find out why.".

Dimensions chair: listed on the page.
Dimensions ottoman: H W D cm / H W D in.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • date of manufacture circa 1970
  • dimensions Height 25.79 in. Width 27.37 in. Depth 30.12 in. Seat Height 14.38 in.
  • dimensions Height 65.5 cm Width 69.5 cm Depth 76.5 cm Seat Height 36.5 cm
  • material Fabric
  • origin Australia
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50115448 + 50115449