Johannes Spalt for Wittmann 'Constanze' Sofa in Cognac Leather


Johannes Spalt for Wittmann, 'Constanze' daybed or sofa, cognac leather, metal, wood, Austria, 1960s.

This beautiful sofa designed by architect Johannes Spalt, is typical for Mid-Century Modern design from Austria of the 1960s. The tufted cognac leather is well-designed showing a solid construction of delicate lines and round edges. The seat rests on a platform executed in leather that creates a floating appearance, which brings a more open and inviting look to the quite solid design. The base is finished with a small wooden border at the bottom. This particular design of the base is quite a rare feature when taking his model ‘Constanze’ into account. The age-appropriate patinated cognac contributes to the rich and warm appearance of the sofa. By only one hand movement the piece turns from a comfortable sofa into a daybed.

Johannes Spalt (1920-2010) was a postwar Austrian architect. In 1952 he founded the collective "Arbeitsgruppe 4" together with Wilhelm Holzbauer, Friedrich Kurrent and Otto Leitner. Their ideas and designs are still a great example of Austrian architecture. Spalt, who also created many furniture designs, stood for the undogmatic combination of historical awareness and modern innovation.

Please note that this item is in good, used condition. The leather is patinated shows discoloration on several parts. Restoring or conditioning the leather can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsmen and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece contains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Johannes Spalt (Designer) Wittmann (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 29.93 in. Width 76.38 in. Depth 30.71 in. Seat Height 15.56 in.
  • dimensions Height 76 cm Width 194 cm Depth 78 cm Seat Height 39.5 cm
  • material Leather Metal Wood
  • origin Austria
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50112840