" CASSINA, VERANDA 3, Sofa by Vico Magistretti ". Structurally Perfect, Original Condition (Black Leather & Black Ash Wood).
(-; Retired/No Longer in Production, and in "MoMA's Permanent Design Collection" Exhibition ;-). VERANDA 3, by Vico Magistretti, for Cassina, c. Series: Veranda3 (3-Seat Sofa), Veranda2 (Love Seat), Veranda (Arm Chair). Frame in matt black stained Ash wood. Breathable CFC-free polyurethane foam and wadding.
Adjustable folding headrest regulated mechanism control. The outer 2 seats feature a swinging arm featuring the ability to variably turn the sofa seats inward for closer conversation, and which simultaneously exposes the underlying rear wooden countertop shelf into triangular pie shapes between the seats, for holding glasses, bottles, or drinks. INWARD TURNED: See Diagram Dimensions (in last photo). Cassina range black leather, with correct/authentic Logo'd fabric labels.
Unit comes from Original Smoke-Free & Pet-Free owners estate. Frame is in very good structural & mechanical operating condition, with only normal wear in the form of minor scratches and abrasion hear and there or at corners. It is unmistakable how well this sofa was cared for, leather is un-faded, and foam is in exceptionally good condition. The sleek shape and most unique feature of this sofa is its inward turning capability, which allows a hidden rear-shelf to appear in the form of variable pie-shaped triangles, for drink/spirit glasses and hors d'oeuvres plates, for maximum social entertaining and relaxation!
This design was initially exhibited at MoMA, NYC in 1983 (The Museum of Modern Art, NY), and is featured within their Permanent Design Collection!!! In 1920 Magistretti was born in Milan, the city in which he graduated in architecture in 1945, and where his professional career has spun its story ever since, chiefly in the fields of architecture, town planning and industrial design.The first recognition of his work came in 1948, when he won the Gran Premio at the 8th Triennale. After that came almost forty years of activity with other prizes and awards in recognition of Magistrettis work in various sectors in different countries. Giving lessons and lectures in various faculties of architecture and schools of design in Italy and abroad, from Milan to New York, from Paris to London, a city to which he is particularly devoted, he has been an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art since 1983. Furniture, lamps and other objects that he designed may be found all over the world and the most important design museums have given exhibitions in his honor and kept examples of his work in their permanent collections. Magistrettis research has been continuous - into design, the culture of the project and innovative experimentation with materials and space solutions, not to mention shapes and functions far from the rigors of fashion that they have passed through during the years. He started designing for Cassina in 1960, and from that date on his signature is to be found on very many products.
We recall in particular the Maralunga sofa of 1973 and the Nuvola Rossa (1977) bookcase, which are still indisputable international best-sellers and have provoked hordes of imitations which have not been able to echo even faintly the success of the originals. Around the world, the name Cassina is spontaneously associated with Italian design. Cassina SpA, the parent company was founded in 1927 in the northern Italian region of Brianza. Operations were initially focused on woodworking and gradually expanded towards modern furnishing.
During the mid-50s Cassina engaged the talents of architects such as Gio Ponti, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Mario Bellini and Vico Magistretti for design collaboration. In order to broaden the appeal of the Cassina Collection, Franco Cassina initiated a visionary collaboration between Le Corbusier and Cassina. Building upon the success of the Le Corbusier license, the company launched the I Maestri Collection (Masters Collection), which today includes major icons of design history: Le Corbusier, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Gerrit Rietveld, E. Gunnar Asplund, Frank Lloyd Wright and Charlotte Perriand.
Contemporary architects and designers continue the companys commitment to the landmarks of modern furniture design. Recently, Poltrona Frau acquired Cassina, and both companies have aimed high over the last few years, with a selective strategy of business acquisitions. Poltrona Frau continued with the procuring Cappellini, Thonet, Gufram, and Cassina.
Poltrona Frau provides the leather supply for Ferrari Group, Maserati, and BMW, as well as Pininfarina, and works closely with F. Continuing on a 150 Heritage, Poltrona Frau now sits poised as the primary "powerhouse" world leader in the high-end furniture industry, continuing to bring to the world the best of the Italian culture of design.Short or Long Haul (less than 50', 51' to 149', or greater than 150 from unloading point)?? Commercial or Residential (with or without Loading Dock)?? Ground Floor or Other (with Elevator, or Steps to Walk-up)??
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The seller is "kryptik494" and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.