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Alvar Aalto Sofa No 36 for Wohnbedarf Basel

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Alvar Aalto Sofa No 36 for Wohnbedarf Basel

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Sofa designed by Alvar Aalto during the 1930s, for use in smaller spaces such as apartments.

The three-seater sofa doubles as a bed (91cm wide) and the backrest can be tilted into several positions. The No 36 sofa was produced in Switzerland by Wohnbedarf AG from the 1930s onwards, however this particular piece dates from the 1970s.

The convertible sofa consists of a tubular steel construction, Bakelite armrests and original woolen upholstery. Over the years, the production process has remained almost unchanged, and the eye for detail in construction is impressive: For example, for the inner of the sofa, no foam is used. It consists of a spring core wrapped in several layers of crin, which normally is only seen in classic 19th century furniture.


Origination: Switzerland, 1970s

Condition:  Excellent, original woolen upholstery, professionally deep-cleaned. No repairs or damages.


Approximate Dimensions:

Width: 203 cm
Depth: 84 cm
Height: 64 cm
Seat height: 37 cm


Additional information

Weight 200 kg

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