Vitra

Marshmallow Sofa

by George Nelson, 1956 — 4.519,00 €
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4.519,00 *
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With the colourful Vitra Marshmallow Sofa George Nelson not only brought Pop Art into the living room but re- interpreted the sofa. Originally released in 1956 and marketed today by Vitra, the unconventional sofa is constructed from a steel structure and 18 round cushions reminiscent of the marshmallows, and which thus bequeath the Vitra sofa its name. In addition to many other George Nelson designs the colourful Vitra Marshmallow Sofa is one of the absolute classics of furniture design history.

Details

Product type Sofa
Dimensions

Dimensions in mm
Colours Cushions: dark red, orange, green, purple and blue
Material Frame: rectangular steel tubing, painted black
Cushion covers: vinyl in dark red, orange, green, purple and blue
Variants Extension element with 6 cushions available on request
Function & properties Extendible
Delivery includes 1 sofa consisting of frame and 18 round cushions
Care To clean, wiping with a damp cloth and a mild detergent is recommended.
Certificates / Sustainability Vitra conform to
ISO 90001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
Warranty 24 months
Product family George Nelson Collection
Datasheet Click for more information (ca. 0,2 MB).


Design Story


With his Wall Clocks and Coconut Chair proved George Nelson was responsible for some of the most extraordinary designs of the 1950s. Something beautifully demonstrated by this 1956 Marshmallow Sofa, a work which perfectly defines Nelson's individual style and which today is marketed by the Swiss manufacturer Vitra. The colourful and quite unconventional sofa is not constructed from the typical long cushions but rather of a steel frame to which are attached 18 colourful round vinyl covered cushions. Cushions whose resemblance to marshmallows bequeath the Vitra sofa its name. And for those who need more space, or have a sweeter tooth an additional extension element consisting of six cushions is available. With his colourful designer sofa George Nelson both brought Pop Art into the living room and also re-invented the concept of the sofa.

The Vitra Marshmallow Sofa is one of the design icons by George Nelson


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