Rarest Finn Juhl for Bovirke Two-Tone Wool & Rosewood Modular Sofa Set; 1953
Comprising four chairs; this exceedingly rare, four-seat modular version of Finn Juhl's historic BO-77 sofa comes directly from the estate of the original owner and remains in excellent, completely original condition. Traditional spring upholstery and teak armature throughout add a particular stiffness and firm comfort to the back cushion & seat; hand-stitching can be observed on all visible seams throughout this expertly upholstered seating system. The tubular steel frame is supported by patinated steel legs reinforced by "bent" steel braces terminating in Brazilian rosewood sabots. This design preceded Finn Juhl's famous "Tivoli" sofa, and the latter drew heavily from this experimental form. According to our research, based largely on archival documents provided by the Danish Design Museum, this unnamed design is the earliest Danish attempt at a completely modular full-sized seating system, and may very well be the earliest documented example of what we now know as a "sectional sofa". This is the only known modular example of the BO-77 on the market, as well as in private and institutional collections.
This piece remains in excellent vintage condition. There is an attractive, uniform oxidation to the steel base, which is to be expected after ~60 years, as well as lovely patination to the rosewood sabots. Original upholstery in near-pristine condition. Please enquire for documentation from the Danish Design Museum's archive regarding this piece.
Finn Juhl (Designer), Bovirke (Manufacturer)
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Metalwork Steel, Other Wool, Polished Rosewood
Excellent. This piece remains in excellent vintage condition. There is an attractive, uniform oxidation to the steel base, which is to be expected after 60+ years, as well as lovely patination to the rosewood sabots. Upholstery in near pristine condition.
Wear consistent with age and use
H 31 in.
W 100 in. D 31 in.