Johannes Spalt for Wittmann 'Constanze' Sofa or Daybed in Cognac Leather
Johannes Spalt for Wittmann, 'Constanze' daybed or sofa, cognac leather, metal, Austria, 1960s.
This sofa or daybed, designed by architect Johannes Spalt, is typical for mid-century modern design from Austria of the 1960s. The tufted cognac leather seat and backrest is constructed with a rounded base underneath, also upholstered in leather. A rather rare feature for the well known model called 'Constanze'. This particular model in patinated cognac is a rich and warm appearance because of this base. By only one hand movement the piece turns from a comfortable sofa to 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 the leather is in good, used condition with visible traces of age and use, including scratches, stains, and discoloration. Restoration is possible before shipping by our experienced craftsman and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains 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. Of course, a locally organized restoration is possible as well.
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