Kho Liang Ie 416/3 sofa for Artifort Holland 1959
Height: 71/35 cm
Width: 188 cm
Depth: 75 cm
Highly rare modernist sofa Model 416/3 designed by Japanese designer Kho Liang Ie for Artifort, Holland 1959. This sofa was one of the nicest designs by Kho Liang Ie for Artifort, and very progressive for the time because of the mix of materials. The frame was made has brushed tubular steel leggs and black supporting bars, plywood slats finished with rosewood veneer and imitation leather cushions still in excellent original condition. This sofa is a museum piece in this condition, rarely offered like this. Marked with the metal Artifort tag underneath the seat.
Kho Liang Ie was appointed aesthetic consultant and designer at Artifort in 1958. His contribution shifted Artifort’s focus to the top of the international market. Kho Liang Ie attracted foreign designers such as Pierre Paulin and Geoffrey Harcourt, which has made his influence noticeable right up to the present day. As an interior designer, Kho Liang Ie made his name with his design for Schiphol Airport in the nineteen-sixties. His work reflects purity, warmth and freedom.
Kho Liang Ie
Interior designer, industrial designer