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The Worker Sofa

  • Year: 2006
  • Material: Several textiles, solid oak frame and armrests, cast aluminium
  • Dimensions: 80 x 135 x 78 cm
  • Commission: Vitra, Basel
  • Production: Vitra
  • Category: Industrial production

The Utrecht Chair, designed in 1936 by the Dutch designer Gerrit Rietveld, inspired the design of The Worker Sofa. The detailing of the wooden frame of the sofa, the aluminium bridge connecting the frame to the armrest (by which the armrests seem to be floating), and the textiles, are evidence of the handicraft skills of the industrial experts at Vitra.

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