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SAPORITI ITALIA, MISSONI WAVE SOFAS, by Giovanni Offredi (Matching Pair, 1987)


SAPORITI ITALIA, MISSONI WAVE SOFAS, by Giovanni Offredi (Matching Pair, 1987)
SAPORITI ITALIA, MISSONI WAVE SOFAS, by Giovanni Offredi (Matching Pair, 1987)
SAPORITI ITALIA, MISSONI WAVE SOFAS, by Giovanni Offredi (Matching Pair, 1987)
SAPORITI ITALIA, MISSONI WAVE SOFAS, by Giovanni Offredi (Matching Pair, 1987)
SAPORITI ITALIA, MISSONI WAVE SOFAS, by Giovanni Offredi (Matching Pair, 1987)
SAPORITI ITALIA, MISSONI WAVE SOFAS, by Giovanni Offredi (Matching Pair, 1987)
SAPORITI ITALIA, MISSONI WAVE SOFAS, by Giovanni Offredi (Matching Pair, 1987)
SAPORITI ITALIA, MISSONI WAVE SOFAS, by Giovanni Offredi (Matching Pair, 1987)
SAPORITI ITALIA, MISSONI WAVE SOFAS, by Giovanni Offredi (Matching Pair, 1987)
SAPORITI ITALIA, MISSONI WAVE SOFAS, by Giovanni Offredi (Matching Pair, 1987)
SAPORITI ITALIA, MISSONI WAVE SOFAS, by Giovanni Offredi (Matching Pair, 1987)

SAPORITI ITALIA, MISSONI WAVE SOFAS, by Giovanni Offredi (Matching Pair, 1987)   SAPORITI ITALIA, MISSONI WAVE SOFAS, by Giovanni Offredi (Matching Pair, 1987)

You Ultra-Modern GO-MOD Design Addicts are looking at an Original. SAPORITI ITALIA, WAVE SOFAS (Matched Pair of 2, in MISSONI Suede)!!! Price is for each of the 2 Sofas. Design Giovanni Offredi, for Saporiti Italia, c. The Ultimate Lounge Sectional, AVEDON was designed with massive square profile, to allow ultra generous seating portions per cushion, which allow multiple loungers to sit on all sides of the units, free from walls, in open plan seating arrangements.

Avedon is also designed to move flexibly and seamlessly into clustered group section arrangements, yet is just as striking in elegance and simplicity when spread out in stand-alone units. Construction Industrial Drawn Stainless Steel Frames and Fittings, Delron Feet, multi-density cushions, upholstery in original Missoni Suede. Upholstery Condition is a solid 7.0 to 7.5 out of 10 on both sofas. 1 Sofa is missing only 2 of the 8 floor-glides, which can be reordered. Foam is soft and supple, and the sofas are very clean (from "smoke-free & pet-free" pied-à-terre high-rise apartment; the Dog in the photo is a Stuffed-Animal, not real).

Giovanni Offredi was born in Milan in 1927 and began working in the fields of interior and industrial design in the early 60s. From then on, he has been collaborating with famous Italian and foreign companies, creating furniture, lamps, accessories as well as kitchens, sofas, televisions and telephones. He has also had experience designing stores and settings for trade shows.

Over the course of his career, Offredi has received several awards and honorable mentions from reputable trade organizations, including three Oscars de la Nouveauté in Paris. Some of his creations are part of permanent exhibitions at the MoMa (New York) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London). Architect Giovanni Offredi died in 2007, and was succeeded by his son, Engineer Ferdinando Offredi, who has taken over design activities at his studio. In Offredis designs, harmony is obtained through a careful and effective balance of proportions, and creativity free from all conventional constraints. In the forms he creates, he aims to reach an order as close to perfection as possible by eliminating all superfluous elements.

For Offredi, design is the pure expression of the reason for being of the product. Therefore, shaping an object is an effort to give visual representation to its meaning and function. Aesthetics and utility must be two parts of the same timeless, lasting whole. In the eighties, an increasingly demanding market was calling for a new style in kitchen design.

In response, Snaidero launched Abaco, an innovative range of models all bearing Offredis signature touch. As a result in 1984 came out KRIOS, whose elegant beauty was characterized by the absence of handles to accentuate its clean linear forms. With its contrasts of shiny colors, yellow, silver, white and slate, Krios was also the first model to break away from the concept of monochromatic kitchens.

Following was KALIA (1986), whose distinguishing feature was a joint- free, fully equipped countertop made in pre-curved plywood coated in laminate: a real cooking laboratory with large surfaces and roomy larder areas. Then, in 1988, Snaidero left it up to Offredi to reinvent the idea of the wood kitchen. The designers answer was CONTRALTO, based on a contrasting game of wood, stone and steel.

The use of a plastic material to create the wrinkled roughness effect of a stone surface gave the model a solid visual presence and made the old new again. Offredi developed several key elements to the range, both in upholstered seating groups and cabinetry.

Kube offers clearly contrasting shapes, materials, colors and balanced areas with separate functions, to convey a kitchen that is resistant and long-lasting yet stylishly simple and immediately identifiable. White emphasises the clean lines, while the warm tone of wood (Elm) softens the steel to complete an essential design with sober yet contemporary and dynamic forms. About SAPORITI ITALIA Saporiti Italia is one of the leading Italian interior design and furniture companies, engaged in contract activities all over the world since for more than 30 years. Since 1950, the Saporiti Italia Group setsup furnishing collections for home, office and public spaces.

The Saporiti products have always been distinguished by avant-garde design, advanced technology and the exclusivity of their materials and details. These products, designed by some of the most important architects of the world, have been exhibited in the most prestigious design and art museums.

Saporiti Casa is the collection of high end furniture systems for your home. The list of the realizations accomplished by the Contract Division of the Saporiti Group includes hotels, conference centers, banks, offices, shops, airports, villa, residence and other projects.

Saporiti Contracts proposed itself as an interior design company with the capability to supply FF&E as well as full interior design works. A Design & Build contract with Saporiti Italia ensures that a project moves quickly and rationally from concept to completion in the most efficient way for the owner, the architect and the project manager.

Short or Long Haul (less than 50', 51' to 149', or greater than 150 from unloading point)?? Commercial or Residential (with or without Loading Dock)?? Ground Floor or Other (with Elevator, or Steps to Walk-up)?? If you are local, feel free to contact me to schedule an appointment for viewing (in West Palm Beach Florida, or Atlanta Georgia). Additional Premium-Services can be Specified and Paid for, at buyers request.

Or furniture, which is not brand-new/sealed in original packaging. Im suggesting Plycon Van Lines and Craters And Freighters as some of the only national White-Glove options, willing to accept the aforementioned criteria within the United States. Alternatively, I work with a small select group of national shippers, whom frequent most metropolitan cities. Yet the choice remains yours. And the contents of these sales must be fully insured. Terms and Conditions of Sale. Please Take A Look At My Others, for more Great Finds!! Other Useful Tools & Links. The item "SAPORITI ITALIA, MISSONI WAVE SOFAS, by Giovanni Offredi (Matching Pair, 1987)" is in sale since Thursday, September 3, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Sofas & Chaises\Post-1950". The seller is "kryptik494" and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.

  1. Region of Origin: Italy
  2. Style: Post Modern / Ultra Modern Italian / Mid Century Modern
  3. Depth: 38"
  4. Sub-Style: Italian Modern
  5. Maker: Saporiti Italia (Upholstered in Missoni Embossed Suede)
  6. Material: Stainless Steel, Suede Upholstery, Shaped Foam
  7. Width: 96"
  8. Original/Reproduction: Original
  9. Age: c.1989 (Post 1950)
  10. Type: Sofas & Chaises
  11. Color: Salmon-Suede / Dusty-Rose / Flat-Fuscia (Missoni)
  12. Height: 14" Seat Height, 29" Overall Height


SAPORITI ITALIA, MISSONI WAVE SOFAS, by Giovanni Offredi (Matching Pair, 1987)   SAPORITI ITALIA, MISSONI WAVE SOFAS, by Giovanni Offredi (Matching Pair, 1987)