Artifort 905 Three Seat Comfort Sofa in Divina Melange Wool Fabric
This is an original Artifort 905 Comfort sofa. The name says it all, it is superbly comfortable. It features a chrome base, custom Divina Melange wool fabric and two side cushions. This model differs from the 905 designed in 1964 through its raised back cushions. The piece is in excellent condition.
- CREATOR Artifort Design Group (artist and manufacturer) Netherlands.
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.2016
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Chrome, Upholstered Divina Melange Wool Fabric.
- CONDITION Excellent.
- DIMENSIONS H 32.3 in. x W 95 in. x D 31.1 in. Seat 16.9 in.
Jules Wagemans set up business as an upholsterer in Maastricht in 1890. His son, Henricus Wagemans, expanded the company into a furniture factory, which had a showroom in Amsterdam by the end of the nineteen twenties and was already well known nationally.
The economic recession of the nineteen-thirties forced them to create a distinctive profile. The emphasis came to lie on functionality, comfort and quality combined with aesthetically pleasing design and an innovative use of materials. In 1928 the new brand name was introduced: Artifort, derived from the Latin word ‘ars’ meaning art or knowledge, and ‘fortis’ meaning strong or powerful.
Artifort and Kho Liang Ie introduced designs in the 60s that ensured the company became a runaway success internationally, both with architects and lovers of design. In 1959, Kho Liang Ie recruited the French designer Pierre Paulin, whose designs were striking, brightly colored seating sculptures. Right up to today, they are regarded as the face of the Artifort collection.