Kazuhide Takahama 'Paradisoterrestre Mantilla' Sofa 225 in Anthracite Velvet
Kazuhide Takahama for Simon, 'Paradisoterrestre Mantilla' Sofa 225, velvet, Italy, 1974.
Stunning and serene Mantilla sofa by Kazuhide Takahama. The Mantilla's name comes from the mantle which covers it, thus distinguishing its look. The idea comes from the memory of taking care of the furniture of holiday mansions by covering them with fabrics during the long winter months. The cloth is perfectly contoured on the structure and hooked by means of suitable pressure buttons, so that it’s easily replaceable.
This sofa is the perfect choise if you like to restyle your interior once in a while. This speicifc cloth is origignal and still in good condition, which regular signs of age and use. However, if you like to receive the sofa with an additional cloth, the experienced craftsmen in our in-house atelier can customize another one for you in any type of fabric you prefer. Ask one of our advisors for more information.
Kazuhide Takahama (1930-2010) was a Japanese designer born in Mijasaki, Japan. After graduating from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1953, Kazuhide Takahama designed the Japanese Pavilion for the Milan Triennale. Here he met Dino Gavina and over the next decade, Takahama designed several pieces for Gavina. Later he also collaborated with B&B Italia, Simon and Knoll just to name a few. Takahama's designs are clear in line and shape and have a high-quality design. With the functionalist approach to modernism, he designed with a Japanese sense of material and aesthetics conveniently combined with Western elements.