Naeko sofa (daily bed)

  • Kazuhide Takahama

Year: 1957

Dimensions: cm W 225 D 75 H 68 | in W 88,6 D 29,5 H 26,8
Condition: minor wear consistent with age and use
Production: Gavina spa

Description:

First model manufactured by Gavina, recently covered in linen velvet. Supporting structure in metal, polyurethane foam padding, slightly elastic wooden slats, transparent fiberglass feet ends. Fully reclining backrest for transforming the sofa into a daily bed.

The project for Naeko was 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. Architect Takahama dedicated this project to Naeko, who later became his wife.

Bibliography:
Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera, “Dino Gavina Ultrarazionale Ultramobile”, Editrice Compositori, Milano 1998, pp. 58, 164, 165

Fondazione Scientifica Querini Stampalia, “Dino Gavina, collezioni emblematiche del moderno dal 1950 al 1992”, Jaca Book, Milano 1992, p. 39

Virgilio Vercelloni, “L’avventura del design: Gavina”, Jaca Book, Milano 1987, p. 49, image 5

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