Italian 1980s “Squash” Sofa by Paolo Deganello for Driade
Sculptural, minimalist 80s sofa by famed Italian designer Paolo Deganello (b. 1940). The sofa is discussed in “Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000,” by G. Gramigna, p. 212 (2003).
In 1966 Deganello cofounded the Archizoom Associati in Florence. The collective was named after the British group of architects known as Archigram and the journal “Zoom.” Part of the radical design movement in Italy, Archizoom created anti-design furniture, such as the corner set “Safari” and the “San Remo” palm-frond lamp (both 1968 for Poltronova). After the group ended in the early 1970s, he continued with his private practice as architect and designer in Milan, with commissions in Italy and abroad. Deganello’s work was featured in numerous exhibitions, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York’s ground breaking, “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape,” in 1972.
This spare yet vibrant Squash sofa is surprisingly comfortable!
|Condition||Very good original condition.|
Width: 6' 1.5" (187 cm)
Depth: 21" (53 cm)
Height: 39" (99 cm)
Seat Height: 15.5" (39 cm)
|Material||Lacquered wooden base, metal and upholstery.|
|Creator||Driade (Manufacturer), Paolo Deganello (Designer)|
|Country of Origin||Italy|