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Slat Back Black Leather Folke Ohlsson Model 72-S Walnut Sofa for Dux

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This stunning Swedish made sofa by Dux is one of the finest walnut wood frame sofa’s we have seen from the period. Vintage 19560s, the designer, Folke Ohlsson expands on the quintessential wood frame sofa to create something truly special. Also known as the Carmel II, the trademark back forms a half-circle arch that contours and flows to become the arms in one fluid sculpt. The rear view delights just as much as the front with its unusual low-profile. Gently turned knife edge vertical slats adorn the backrest to create a stunning silhouette.

This restoration was a complete tear down. Frame as been completely disassembled and joints re-glued. New webbing, new decking. Two missing black slats have been fabricated and replaced by our in-house cabinet shop. Reupholstered. Refinished. Totally reborn to its original grandeur with new, tufted black leather cushions. The cushions are made of new, high density foam and rests upon a bed of new webbing support straps and color matching black vinyl decking.

About the designer:

Furniture designer and founder of one of the most successful furniture manufacturers in the United States, Folke Ohlsson is well known for having popularized Scandinavian design in America with his clean, streamlined approach to creating high-quality goods. Through his company, Ohlsson imported some of Scandinavia’s best designs, paving the way for other international furniture designers of the time.

Born and raised in Sweden, Ohlsson’s ventured into the American furniture market when he moved to the United States in 1953. Shortly after, he established his company DUX Incorporated in San Francisco only to move to Burlingame, California a few years later. During the 1950s and 1960s, Ohlsson’s creations gained popularity for their deep comfort and use of quality materials. Under Ohlsson’s direction, Dux Inc. collaborated with some of the most relevant furniture designers of that time; Edward J Wormley and Bruno Mathsson among them.

74” long x 31” deep x 25.5” high (15.75” seat height)

74” Long x 31” Deep x 25.5” High (15.75” seat height)
Completely restored to excellent conditin. One cushion haso a natural dent imperfection from the original hide (see pic).

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