- 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 is the wooden version of a project developed when Kazuhide Takahama was in Italy to set up the Japanese pavilion at 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 was produced in metal by Gavina spa, designed as a daily-bed thanks to its completely reclining backrest. It was immediately a great success, so that it was proposed also in a more valuable version in wood in 1958, exclusively as sofa with fixed backrest. In the same wooden version an armchair was also produced.
A wonderful project that architect Takahama dedicated to his “Naeko”, who later became his wife.