- Designer:Kazuhide Takahama
First production: Gavina spa
Materials: cherry-wood structure, brass finishes, polyurethane foam padding, upholstered in linen velvet
Colours: petroleum green, ivory white, sugar paper blue
Dimensions: cm W 225 D 77 H 73 | in W 88,6 D 30,3 H 28,7
This Naeko Sofa is the wooden 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 lifelong collaboration and friendship.
The first version of Naeko in metal was produced by Gavina spa, designed as a daily-bed thanks its completely reclining backrest; it was immediately a great success, so that it was proposed also in the second version of 1958, more valuable, in wood and exclusively as sofa with fixed backrest, in the same version an armchair was also produced.
A wonderful project that architect Takahama dedicated to his “Naeko”, who later became his wife.