Italian Red Velvet Settee circa 1950
Settee, red velvet, brass, Italy, 1950s.
This sofa is an iconic example of Italian design from the 1950s. Organic and sculptural, this two-seat sofa is anything but minimalistic. Equipped with the original stiletto brass feet which are narrow conically tapered and therefore rest on a small end only, what makes this sofa seem to defy the laws of gravity and balance. Beautifully curved yet sharp rounded edges. The armrests are curved, bold and wing like, which forms a striking balance with the narrow legs.
The red velvet upholstery is in good condition but shows traces of age and use on the backs and armrests.