Theo Ruth Sofa for Artifort, the Netherlands, 1950


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An eye-catching sofa designed by Theo Ruth and manufactured by Artifort in the Netherlands, circa 1950. This elegant piece has a birch metal base with a nice curved shape. The seat and back are newly upholstered in grey and white Richwool fabric which adds really nicely to it’s luxurious style. The thick seat creates a very comfortable seating experience which is complimented by the ergonomic shape of the backrests and the upholstered, curved armrests. A wonderful find of mid-century Dutch design that is highly recognizable! The sofa remains in very good condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Theo Ruth can be considered the Pioneer of Artifort’s design traditions. After studying to be a furniture and interior designer in the Dutch city maastricht, he started working for Wagemans & Van Tuinen in 1936. First as a furniture maker and in 1939 he became head of the design- and manufacturing department. Ruth was Artifort’s first permanent designer. He was well-known for his cutting edge designs for mainly living rooms. His most famous chairs are the Congo (1952) and Penguin chair. He also inspired a lot of other designers at Artifort. Theo Ruth died in 1971, but his designs are still famous around the world as one of the highlights of Dutch design.

Current list price: €1.950,00

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Place of origin:
20th Century
Dimensions (cm):
90H x 145W x 80D
Dimensions (inch):
35,43H x 57,09W x 31,50D
Creator / Artist:
Theo Ruth
Wood, Fabric
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