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LADY chair and sofa, Marco Zanusso (Arflex, 1951)

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    Posted 7 years ago

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    These are some of the latest seatings arriving at “our” collection. They are the LADY easy chair and sofa, designed by Marco Zanusso in 1951.

    They were purchased showing a most awful upholstery, and we decided to get them re-upholstered in red and orange. During the process we got news from the upholsterer telling us he had found as much as four different layers of fabrics on them!!! I can't believe they had kept the previous fabrcis every time they wanted to change them.

    Even if some LADY chairs were made in Spain under Arflex licence (“Between 1955 and 1960 Arflex began its diffusion on international markets with creation of consociated societies for manufacturing and sales in Benelux, France, Switzerland and Spain”, as i can read at Arflex's website), these have got the original Italian stamps on their “wooden skeleton”, which were found during the re-upholstering process).

    I've found on the internet that there were at least four models designed for the Lady range: the easy chair, a love seat, a three-seaters sofa and a four seaters sofa. The bigger models (fot both and tghree seaters) seem to have been designed in both straight and curved shapes, and they also seem to have four or six legs (our's is a curved three/four.seaters one with six legs). I have also found images of sofas with no arms... they're a bit weird but they look like “real ladies” :) In any case, you can see a few LADY models on pic. 3.

    On pic 4 you can see them at "the other house"'s living room. You can also see other vintage stuff, such as the kidney shaped table, the white table at the back, a footed ashtray or the Anzengruber African woman figurine... and the original 1950s ceramic tiling of the house.

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Oh Wow...............Super!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks antiquerose!!!
    3. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      You have excellent taste in your home furnishings and Oh I do LOVE the floor too ! Great post austro :-) and Thank you for a little peek see of your home . I wish you lived close by I have just the kidney table you need to match your recovered furniture .
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
    5. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      This Lady Loves loves these! The whole setup is just awesome. I could be very comfy with this in my living room...I might just move there! lol!!!
      Thanks for posting!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Excellent! Love the colour choice! COOL!
      Four layers since 1955!
      The tells it all!
    7. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Fantastic furniture Austro and I love what you have done with yours. Great post!

      Do you need a live in housekeeper? I can dust if I have to!
    8. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Looks fantastic! Love all the color choices. Can't wait to see more. Plus looks like there's plenty of room in the new pad to a vindicate my visit :))
    9. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Haha "vindicate my visit"meant "accommodate my visit".
    10. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Ha! No, just planning on getting back to Spain
    11. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Amber, marty, vet, Phil, shareurpassion, Sean, mike, Radegunder, geo, Mani, aghcollect: thanks so very much for loving it!!!

      Mani, thanks so much for your kind words!!! I wish we could be closer too.

      Vet... this chair was a "living" history of upsholstery in itself ;) LOL

      Racer... you'd be a guest, no dusting required ;)

      Amber... not the new pad, but the other pad ;) You're welcome to visit them all anyway ;)

      It seems there's a lot of you who'd love to visit here LOL
    12. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks Icollect for your love too!!!
    13. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      When they were bought they had a cream and garnett striped fabric... strange for this design :) And we were told one of the intermediate layers in the smaller chair displayed a very tropical palm trees and flowers motif... :/ can you believe of anything less adequate? :)

      Must go to bed now: 2am in Spain!!!
    14. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks to you foe your love!!!

      Also thanks to mcheconi, tom, violet and ho2cultcha!!!
    15. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      is this last picture at your new place?
    16. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      No Sean, this pic is of the living room in "the other house", which is in "the other city". The studio is in Madrid and is under refurbishment right now. Did I share a picture of it right now it would look really, really sad LOL
    17. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
    18. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      But I guess I'll share some in the future... it all depends on the furniture we're taking there :)
    19. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      I Cant wait to see in the future and when your settled in :)
    20. inky inky, 7 years ago
      Super all those 'tango' colours....:-)
    21. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks czechman and inky for your love!!!

      Actully I hadn't realized... they're very Tango :)
    22. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Cpomedx, thanks for your love!!!
    23. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 6 years ago
      Those are beautiful, and they look very comfortable. Enjoy!!!
    24. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Thanks for your love upstatenycollector!!! Yes, they are!
    25. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Austro, every time I see this post, I won't be able to help myself but to love it again and again! :) I can still see myself with this same set up! Absolutely LOVE LOVE it!!!
    26. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Thanks sooo very much, Share!!! I see you've been thoroughly impressed by them! :)

      Mmmm... I don't know when, but I must share a new chair soon that completes the living room... a cue: it's an American design ;)
    27. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Thanks for loving HO2CULTCHA!!! You've loved quite a few of y items today :) THANK YOUUU!
    28. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Thanks for your love MANI!!!
    29. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      FOXTERRIER and ANTIQUEROSE, thanks for your love!!!!!
    30. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much or your love, TOOLATE and EMANUELJAY!

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