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Theo Ruth for Artifort 'Congo' Settee Sofa in Floral Upholstery and Wood

Sale price$1,950.00

Theo Ruth for Artifort, settee, model 'Congo', lacquered wood, fabric, The Netherlands, 1950s.

This Dutch settee, designed by Theo Ruth, features a romantic floral print fabric that adds a touch of elegance to its aesthetic. Inspired by an African chair Ruth brought home as a souvenir, the design of this sofa, along with the accompanying chairs in the series, is both unique and captivating. The sofa employs a scissors-construction, allowing the seat to slide seamlessly into the back, highlighting its functional ingenuity. This piece is not only playful and comfortable but also embodies the minimalist, practical essence of Dutch design.

The innovative force behind Artifort's designs, Theo Ruth (1915-), became integral to the company's evolution when he joined in 1936. Initially starting as a cabinetmaker, he swiftly ascended to the role of the head of the design and development department in 1939. His most iconic creation, the Congo chair, not only stands as his masterpiece but also achieved remarkable sales success for Artifort.

Kindly note that the fabric is in used condition with stains. The lacquer is worn. Reupholstery and restoration is possible before shipping by our experienced craftspeople 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 reupholstery and restoration is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Artifort (Manufacturer) Theo Ruth (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 29.93 in. Width 52.76 in. Depth 29.53 in. Seat Height 14.97 in.
  • dimensions Height 76 cm Width 134 cm Depth 75 cm Seat Height 38 cm
  • material Fabric Wood
  • origin Netherlands
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 490004508