If I had the space and the money, I’d be a broke a hoarder. There are so many cool things out there! And I can never settle on any single style I like. If I were to have a large house and do it up, each room would be totally different. A classic dark wood paneled office/library. An Art Deco sitting room. A safari-like hallway. And lots of storage.
Anyway, this week’s antique of the week is a seat and ottoman. Or more precisely. a settee. A sofa holds three or more people; a settee holds two. This particular one was created by Swedish designer Arne Norell. Previously, I’d never heard of this dude. But if you search 1st Dibs, there are over 200 of his pieces for sale. I think that’s saying something because he’s been dead since 1971. However, his company, Norell Mobel, is still around.
As you can guess, the origins of this chair are the safari. It’s called campaign furniture. Furniture that easily folds or breaks down for travel, originally used in military campaigns. I can’t say that this settee and ottoman break down for easy traveling, but that is the inspiration.
I’m a fan of the color. Maybe because it could just as well replace my current settee. My apartment isn’t big enough for a sofa. I think it also looks comfortable! I love putting my feet up.
Well that’s about all I have to say about that. I found this gem on 1st Dibs. It’s currently located in NoHo, Los Angeles with $495 shipping to the contiguous United States. The settee itself is $6,800.00. Width: 30" Depth: 22" Height: 10" and Seat Height 16”.