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Italian Bright Red Fabric, D70 Sofa by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, 1954
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian bright red fabric, D70 sofa by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, 1954 D70 sofa with moving wings is composed of a metal structure, the seat is padded in polyurethan foam coated wit...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal

Sofa Spring Foam Velvet, Italy, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
Sofa, spring and foam padding, bicolor velvet upholstery, not original from the time, since it was completely renewed, but on a similar model.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Velvet, Foam

  • Sofa Spring Foam Velvet, Italy, 1950s
  • Sofa Spring Foam Velvet, Italy, 1950s
  • Sofa Spring Foam Velvet, Italy, 1950s
  • Sofa Spring Foam Velvet, Italy, 1950s
H 35.83 in. W 70.48 in. D 34.65 in.
Sofa Foam Fabric Stained Beech Italy 1960s
By Attilio Allievi
Located in Milano, IT
Sofa, foeam padding, fabric upholstery, stained beech wood.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Wood, Fabric, Foam

  • Sofa Foam Fabric Stained Beech Italy 1960s
  • Sofa Foam Fabric Stained Beech Italy 1960s
  • Sofa Foam Fabric Stained Beech Italy 1960s
  • Sofa Foam Fabric Stained Beech Italy 1960s
H 29.14 in. W 73.63 in. D 33.08 in.
Sofa, Foam Velvet and Beech, Italy 1950s Italian Prodution
Located in Milano, IT
Sofa; foam padding, velvet covering, beech wood structure. Good conditions; may show light signs of wear; may have gone through restoration works.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Velvet, Foam, Beech

Sofa Foam Metallic Enameled Fabric Italy 1960s Italian Production
Located in Milano, IT
Sofa, foam padding, velvet covering, metallic enameled legs.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal

Sofa Foam Padding Metal Vintage, Italy, 1950s-1960s
Located in Milano, IT
Sofa, foam padding, metal. Manufactured in Italy, 1950s-1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal

  • Sofa Foam Padding Metal Vintage, Italy, 1950s-1960s
  • Sofa Foam Padding Metal Vintage, Italy, 1950s-1960s
  • Sofa Foam Padding Metal Vintage, Italy, 1950s-1960s
  • Sofa Foam Padding Metal Vintage, Italy, 1950s-1960s
H 30.52 in. W 52.37 in. D 30.32 in.
Sofa, Foam Metal and Leatherette, Italy 1950s-1960s Italian Production
Located in Milano, IT
Double seat sofa, foam padding, leatherette covering, metal legs. Good conditions, may show sign of wear and may have gone through restoration works.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal

Sofa Foam Fabric Brass Plated Metal, Italy, 1950s 1960s
Located in Milano, IT
Three seater sofa. Foam padding, fabric upholstery, brass-plated metal legs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Brass

Sofa Foam Fabric and Brass Italy 1960s Italian Production
Located in Milano, IT
Foam padded sofa; fabric covering, wood legs with brass foil.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Brass

Sofa Foam Enameled Metal Brass Fabric, Italy, 1960s
Located in Milano, IT
Small sofa; foam padding, fabric upholstery, enameled metal legs with brass caps.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal

  • Sofa Foam Enameled Metal Brass Fabric, Italy, 1960s
  • Sofa Foam Enameled Metal Brass Fabric, Italy, 1960s
  • Sofa Foam Enameled Metal Brass Fabric, Italy, 1960s
  • Sofa Foam Enameled Metal Brass Fabric, Italy, 1960s
H 35.04 in. W 58.27 in. D 34.65 in.
Sofa Marco Zanuso Velvet Foam 1970s 1980s
By Arflex, Marco Zanuso
Located in Milano, IT
2-seater sofa, foam padding, velvet upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Velvet, Foam

  • Sofa Marco Zanuso Velvet Foam 1970s 1980s
  • Sofa Marco Zanuso Velvet Foam 1970s 1980s
  • Sofa Marco Zanuso Velvet Foam 1970s 1980s
  • Sofa Marco Zanuso Velvet Foam 1970s 1980s
H 29.34 in. W 77.17 in. D 35.63 in.
Sofa Marco Zanuso Velvet Foam 1970s-1980s
By Arflex, Marco Zanuso
Located in Milano, IT
2-seat sofa, foam padding, velvet upholstery.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Velvet, Foam

  • Sofa Marco Zanuso Velvet Foam 1970s-1980s
  • Sofa Marco Zanuso Velvet Foam 1970s-1980s
  • Sofa Marco Zanuso Velvet Foam 1970s-1980s
  • Sofa Marco Zanuso Velvet Foam 1970s-1980s
H 29.34 in. W 55.12 in. D 35.63 in.
Sofa Foam Fabric Leather 1980s-1990s Antonio Citterio for B&B
By B&B Italia
Located in Milano, IT
Sofa with foam padding, fabric covering, armrests covered with leather.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Fabric, Foam

Mid-Century Modern Italian Bamboo Sofa by Vivai del Sud, 1970s
By Vivai del Sud
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian bamboo sofa with its original velvet cushions from Vivai del Sud. The sofa could become a set with its side table as shown in the photos. Price for the ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Velvet, Bamboo, Foam

Sofa Foam, Fabric and Brass Marco Zanuso, 1960s
By Artflex
Located in Milano, IT
Sofa; foam padding, fabric cover (not original), brass legs.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Brass

  • Sofa Foam, Fabric and Brass Marco Zanuso, 1960s
  • Sofa Foam, Fabric and Brass Marco Zanuso, 1960s
  • Sofa Foam, Fabric and Brass Marco Zanuso, 1960s
  • Sofa Foam, Fabric and Brass Marco Zanuso, 1960s
H 32.49 in. W 50.4 in. D 37.01 in.
Gastone Rinaldi for Rima, Italian Mid-Century "Saturno" Sofa in Pink Velvet 1957
By Gastone Rinaldi, RIMA
Located in Milan, IT
This sofa designed by Gastone Rinaldi in 1957 for the company Rima from Padova, Italy exhibits a purity of craftsmanship thanks to its simple yet sophisticated crossbow- shaped metal...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Steel

Sofa, Fabric Leather Metal and Foam, 1960s-1970s O. Silvani for Tecno
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Milano, IT
Special edition sofa with movable elements, metal structure, foam padding, original fabric and leather covering. Good conditions, shows signs of wear.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal

Sofa Spring Fabric, Italy, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
Sofa with an "encircling" line, spring padding, fabric upholstery.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Foam, Fabric

  • Sofa Spring Fabric, Italy, 1950s
  • Sofa Spring Fabric, Italy, 1950s
  • Sofa Spring Fabric, Italy, 1950s
  • Sofa Spring Fabric, Italy, 1950s
H 30.91 in. W 78.75 in. D 40.16 in.
Sofa Wool Springs Velvet Italy 1950s Italian Production
Located in Milano, IT
4 seats sofa shaped as a "bean", springs padding, wool pillows, velvet covering.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Velvet, Foam

Modular Cloud Sofa Bouclé Fabric by Opdipo, Italy, 1980s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Huge modular cloud sofa couch settee or separate armchairs chairs "Divani Variabili" fully upholstered in bouclé fabric by the designers Fabrizio Boldrini and Ettore Lariani for the ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Wood, Fabric, Foam

Marco Zanuso Sleep-o'Matic Sofà Artflex Production, 1950, Italy
By Marco Zanuso, Artflex
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Sleep-o-Matic Sofà-Bed designed by Marco Zanuso and produced by Artflex in 1954, Italy. Tubular metal structure, rubber bands, and foam padding.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal

Tito Agnoli Attributed Modular Sectional Soft Leather Sofa by Arflex, Italy 1970
By Tito Agnoli, Arflex
Located in Vienna, AT
Tito Agnoli Attributed Modular Sectional Soft Leather Sofa by Arflex, Italy 1970
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Leather, Fabric, Foam, Wood

Three-Seat Sofa Mod. "Le Bambole" by Mario Bellini
By Mario Bellini
Located in Milan, IT
Three-seat sofa mod. "Le Bambole" by Mario Bellini Italy, circa 1972. Manufactured by B&B. Enlarged polyurethane, suede. Literature: Domus n. 515, ottobre 1972, pubblicità; Domus n. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Suede, Foam

  • Three-Seat Sofa Mod. "Le Bambole" by Mario Bellini
  • Three-Seat Sofa Mod. "Le Bambole" by Mario Bellini
  • Three-Seat Sofa Mod. "Le Bambole" by Mario Bellini
  • Three-Seat Sofa Mod. "Le Bambole" by Mario Bellini
H 27.56 in. W 90.56 in. D 30.71 in.
"Confidential" Leather Sofa & Lounge Chair by Alberto Rosselli for Saporiti
By Alberto Rosselli Saporiti
Located in Hingham, MA
We have ONE brick red/cordovan leather sofa and matching armchair. Two pieces total. (The second sofa has been sold). Price shown is for the sofa and the chair together. An import...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Fiberglass, Foam

"Confidential" Leather Sofa and Lounge Chair by Alberto Rosselli for Saporiti
By Alberto Rosselli Saporiti
Located in Hingham, MA
We have one brick red/cordovan leather sofa and matching armchair designed by the Italian architect, Alberto Rosselli in 1972 for Saporiti Italia. Two pieces total. Price shown is fo...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Fiberglass, Foam

Osvaldo Borsani D70 Dark Blue Fabric Reclinable Sofa for Tecno, 1950
By Tecno Design Centre, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Sofa-bed D70 designed in 1953 by the Italian designer Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno. Iconic D70 sofa-bed was presented at the Exhibition of individual furniture items in the 10th Trien...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal

Fiandra Modular Sofa by Vico Magistretti for Cassina
By Cassina, Vico Magistretti
Located in Dronten, NL
Fiandra sectional sofa designed by Vico Magistretti in 1975 and produced by Cassina, Italy. Can be used as separate modules as well, coupling pieces included. Reupholstered in ele...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Wool, Foam, Plywood, Plastic

  • Fiandra Modular Sofa by Vico Magistretti for Cassina
  • Fiandra Modular Sofa by Vico Magistretti for Cassina
  • Fiandra Modular Sofa by Vico Magistretti for Cassina
  • Fiandra Modular Sofa by Vico Magistretti for Cassina
H 25.99 in. W 106.3 in. D 39.38 in.
Mod "Le Bambole" Armchair by Mario Bellini
By Mario Bellini
Located in Milan, IT
Mod. "Le Bambole" armchair by Mario Bellini. Italy, circa 1972. Manufactured by B&B. Enlarged polyurethane, fabric upholstery. Literature: Domus n. 515, ottobre 1972, pubblicità; Gi...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Foam

Two Model "Le Bambole" Modular Elements by Mario Bellini
By Mario Bellini
Located in Milan, IT
Two mod. "Le Bambole" modular elements by Mario Bellini Italy, circa 1972 manufactured by B&B. Enlarged polyurethane, fabric upholstery. Literature: Domus n. 515, ottobre 1972, pubb...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Foam

Black Leather Camaleonda by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia
By Mario Bellini, B&B Italia
Located in New York, NY
Mario Bellini for B&B Italia black leather Camaleonda sectional modular sofa system. Iconic design piece featured in MoMA exhibition in 1972. 5 piece unit with four 3 x 3 sea...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Metal

Sofa Leatherette Foam, Italy, 1960s-1970s
Located in Milano, IT
Two-seat sofa, foam padding, leatherette upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Faux Leather, Foam

  • Sofa Leatherette Foam, Italy, 1960s-1970s
  • Sofa Leatherette Foam, Italy, 1960s-1970s
  • Sofa Leatherette Foam, Italy, 1960s-1970s
  • Sofa Leatherette Foam, Italy, 1960s-1970s
H 25.4 in. W 56.3 in. D 34.65 in.
Sofa Fabric Foam Brass Spring, Italy, 1950s-1960s
Located in Milano, IT
Three-seat bean-shaped sofa. Spring and foam padding, fabric upholstery, brass legs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Brass

  • Sofa Fabric Foam Brass Spring, Italy, 1950s-1960s
  • Sofa Fabric Foam Brass Spring, Italy, 1950s-1960s
  • Sofa Fabric Foam Brass Spring, Italy, 1950s-1960s
  • Sofa Fabric Foam Brass Spring, Italy, 1950s-1960s
H 34.65 in. W 86.62 in. D 44.49 in.
Sofa Foam and Velvet, Italy, 1940s
Located in Milano, IT
3 seats sofa, foam padding, velvet covering.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Velvet, Foam

  • Sofa Foam and Velvet, Italy, 1940s
  • Sofa Foam and Velvet, Italy, 1940s
  • Sofa Foam and Velvet, Italy, 1940s
  • Sofa Foam and Velvet, Italy, 1940s
H 35.04 in. W 85.04 in. L 35.04 in.
Sofa Foam and Velvet, Italy, 1940s
Located in Milano, IT
2 seats sofa, foam padding, velvet covering.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Foam

  • Sofa Foam and Velvet, Italy, 1940s
  • Sofa Foam and Velvet, Italy, 1940s
  • Sofa Foam and Velvet, Italy, 1940s
  • Sofa Foam and Velvet, Italy, 1940s
H 34.26 in. W 71.07 in. D 36.82 in.
Sofa Foam Padding Velvet Vintage, Italy, 1970s
Located in Milano, IT
Sofa, foam padding, velvet upholstery. Manufactured in Italy, 1970s Jahre.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Velvet, Foam

  • Sofa Foam Padding Velvet Vintage, Italy, 1970s
  • Sofa Foam Padding Velvet Vintage, Italy, 1970s
  • Sofa Foam Padding Velvet Vintage, Italy, 1970s
  • Sofa Foam Padding Velvet Vintage, Italy, 1970s
H 26.38 in. W 78.35 in. L 26.38 in.
Sofa Foam Leatherette Chromed Metal, Italy, 1960s
Located in Milano, IT
Sofa, foam padding, original leatherette upholstery from the time, chromed metal legs.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Faux Leather, Foam

  • Sofa Foam Leatherette Chromed Metal, Italy, 1960s
  • Sofa Foam Leatherette Chromed Metal, Italy, 1960s
  • Sofa Foam Leatherette Chromed Metal, Italy, 1960s
  • Sofa Foam Leatherette Chromed Metal, Italy, 1960s
H 27.96 in. W 75.2 in. D 29.73 in.
Sofa Springs Foam Padding Velvet Upholstery Vintage, Italy, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
A sofa, three seats. Springs and foam padding, velvet upholstery. Manufactured in Italy, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Velvet, Foam

Sofa Springs Foam Padding Velvet Upholstery Vintage, Italy, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
A sofa, springs and foam padding, velvet upholstery. Manufactured in Italy, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Velvet, Foam

Sofa Foam Padding Metal Structure Fabric Vintage, Italy, 1960s
Located in Milano, IT
Sofa, foam padding, fabric upholstery, metal structure. Manufactured in Italy, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal

Sofa Foam Padding Stained Poplar Veneer Vintage, Italy, 1960s
Located in Milano, IT
A sofa, stained poplar veneer, foam padding and fabric upholstery. Manufactured in Italy, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Foam, Poplar

Sofa Stained Beech Springs Foam Padding Vintage, Italy, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
A sofa, stained beech, springs and foam padding, fabric upholstery. Manufactured in Italy, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Foam, Beech

Sofa Foam Velvet Brass Vintage Manufactured in Italy, 1950s-1960s
Located in Milano, IT
A sofa, foam padding, velvet upholstery, brass legs. Manufactured in Italy, 1950s-1960s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Brass

Sofa Foam Padding Fabric Upholstery Metal Brass Vintage, Italy, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
A sofa, foam padding, fabric upholstery, metal, brass. Manufactured in Italy, 1950s-1960s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal, Brass

Two-Seat Sofa Foam Skai Leatherette Lacquered Metal, Italy, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
A two-seat sofa, foam padding, skai leatherette upholstery, lacquered metal structure. Manufactured in Italy, 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Three-Seat Sofa Foam Fabric Metal Brass Vintage, Italy, 1960s
Located in Milano, IT
A three-seat sofa. Foam padding, fabric upholstery, metal and brass legs. Manufactured in Italy, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal, Brass

Tobia Scarpa Sofa Foam Leather, 1970s
By B&B Italia, Afra & Tobia Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Sofa, foam padding, leather upholstery.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Foam

  • Tobia Scarpa Sofa Foam Leather, 1970s
  • Tobia Scarpa Sofa Foam Leather, 1970s
  • Tobia Scarpa Sofa Foam Leather, 1970s
  • Tobia Scarpa Sofa Foam Leather, 1970s
H 28.35 in. W 59.45 in. L 28.35 in.
Sofa Foam and Leather Italy 1980s-1990s Paolo PIva for B&B
By B&B Italia, Paolo Piva
Located in Milano, IT
Sofa, foam padding, leather covering.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Leather, Foam

Couch Foam Brass Velvet 1950s-1960s Italian Prodution
Located in Milano, IT
Big bowed couch; foam padding, velvet covering, brass legs.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Brass

Three-Seat Sofa Foam Springs Velvet Vintage Manufactured in Italy, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
A three-seat sofa, foam and springs padding, velvet upholstery. Manufactured in Italy, 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam, Velvet

Sofa Designed for Isa Foam Fabric Metal Brass Vintage, Italy, 1960s
Located in Milano, IT
A sofa designed for Isa, foam padding, fabric upholstery, metal and brass legs. Manufactured in Italy, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal, Brass

Sofa Foam Padding Fabric Upholstery Metal Vintage Manufactured in Italy, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
A sofa foam padding, fabric upholstery metal legs. Manufactured in Italy, 1950s-1960s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Sofa Mahogany Veneer Foam Cushions Fabric Metal Vintage, Italy, 1950s-1960s
Located in Milano, IT
A sofa, mahogany veneer, foam cushions with fabric covering, metal legs. Manufactured in Italy, 1950s-1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Frau Sofa by Cerri Foam Feathers Leather Metal Vintage, Italy, 1980s
By Poltrona Frau, Pierluigi Cerri
Located in Milano, IT
A Frau sofa designed by Pier Luigi Cerri, foam and feathers padding, leather upholstery, lacquered metal. Manufactured in Italy, 1980s. Model: Ouverture.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Sofa with Magazine Rack and Coffee Table Foam Fabric Metal, Italy, 1970s
Located in Milano, IT
A sofa with exchangeable magazine rack and coffee table. foam padding, removable fabric upholstery, metal base, Italy, 1970s-1980s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal

Two Seater Sofa Foam Original Fabric Metal Brass Vintage, Italy, 1950s-1960s
Located in Milano, IT
A two-seat sofa, foam padding, original fabric upholstery, metal legs with brass tips. Manufactured in Italy, 1950s-1960s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal, Brass

Sofa-Bed Foam Padding Fabric Upholstery Metal Brass Manufactured in Italy 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
A sofa convertible into a single bed, foam padding, fabric upholstery, metal, brass. Manufactured in Italy, 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass, Metal

Two-Seat Foam and Fabric Sofa with Metal Legs Manufactured in Italy, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
A two-seat sofa, foam padding, fabric upholstery, metal legs. Manufactured in Italy, 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Sofa/Bed Foam Padding Fabric Upholstery Vintage, Italy, 1950s-1960s
Located in Milano, IT
A sofa convertible into bed, foam padding, fabric upholstery. Manufactured in Italy, 1950s-1960s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Sofa Foam Padding Velvet Upholstery Vintage Manufactured in Italy, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
Sofa, foam padding with velvet upholstery, manufactured in Italy, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Vintage Sofa-Single Bed Foam Leatherette Metal, Italy, 1950s-1960s
Located in Milano, IT
A sofa convertible into a single bed, foam padding, leatherette upholstery, metal. Manufactured in Italy, 1950s-1960s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal

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Mid Century Italian Sofa Foam For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mid century Italian sofa foam you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A mid century Italian sofa foam — often made from foam, plastic and fabric — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the mid century Italian sofa foam you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century Italian sofa foam, designed in the Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made mid century Italian sofa foam over the years, but those crafted by Mario Bellini, B&B Italia and Afra & Tobia Scarpa are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Mid Century Italian Sofa Foam?

Prices for a mid century Italian sofa foam start at $739 and top out at $61,412 with the average selling for $3,693.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically-shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Sofas for You

Black leather, silk velvet cushions, breathable bouclé fabric — when shopping for antique, new or vintage sofas, today’s couch connoisseurs have much to choose from in terms of style and shape. But it wasn’t always thus. 

The sofa is typically defined as a long upholstered seat that features a back and arms and is intended for two or more people. While the term “couch” comes from the Old French couche, meaning to lie down, and sofa has Eastern origins, both are forms of divan, a Turkish word that means an elongated cushioned seat. No matter how you spell it, sofa just means comfort, at least it does today.

In the early days of sofa design, upholstery consisted of horsehair or dried moss. Sofas that originated in countries such as France during the 17th century were more integral to decor than they were to comfort. Like most baroque furnishings from the region, they frequently comprised heavy, gilded mahogany frames and were upholstered in floral Beauvais tapestry. Today, options abound when it comes to style and material, with authentic leather offerings and classy steel settees. Plush, velvet chesterfields represent the platonic ideal of coziness. 

Vladimir Kagan’s iconic sofa designs, such as the Crescent and the Serpentine — which, like the sectional sofas of the 1960s created by furniture makers such as Harvey Probber, are quite popular among mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts — showcase the spectrum of style available to modern consumers. Those looking to make a statement can turn to Studio 65’s lip-shaped Bocca sofa, which was inspired by the work of Salvador Dalí.

With so many options, it’s important to explore and find the perfect furniture for your space. Paying attention to the lines of the cushions as well as the flow from the backrest into the arms is crucial to identifying a cohesive new piece for your home or office.

Fortunately, with styles from every era — and even round sofas — there’s a luxurious piece for every space. Deck out your living room with an Art Deco lounge or go retro with a nostalgic '80s design. No matter your sitting vision, the right piece is waiting for you in the expansive collection of antique, new and vintage sofas on 1stDibs.