- Designer:Kazuhide Takahama
First production: Gavina spa
Materials: cherry-wood structure, brass fittings, polyurethane foam padding, upholstered in linen velvet
Colours: petroleum green, ivory white, sugar paper blue
Dimensions: cm W 86 D 74 H 73 | in W 33,9 D 29,1 H 28,7
This is the wooden-made version of a project developed when Kazuhide 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 life long collaboration and friendship.
The first version of Naeko in metal was produced by Gavina spa, designed as a daily-bed thanks to 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 Naeko Armchair was also produced.
A wonderful project that architect Takahama had dedicated to his “Naeko”, who later became his wife.