Sofa Naeko

Year: 1958
First production: Gavina spa
Material: cherry-wood structure, brass fittings, polyurethane foam padding, upholstered in linen velvet
Colours: petroleum green, ivory white, sugar paper blue
Size: L 225 x P 77 x H 73 cm


This is the wooden-made version of a project developed when Takahama was in Italy to set up the Japanese pavilion at the XI Triennale in Milan, 1956/57. On that occasion he met Dino Gavina, with whom he began a long collaboration and friendship for all his lifetime. The first version of Naeko in metal was produced by Gavina spa, designed as a daily-bed thanks its completely reclining backrest; immediately a great success, so that it was proposed also in a second version in 1958, more valuable, in wood and exclusively as sofa with fixed backrest, in the same version a chair was also produced. A wonderful project that architect Takahama had dedicated to his “Naeko” who became his future wife.

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