Stunning seating set designed by Theo Ruth, manufactured by Artifort in the Netherlands, circa 1950.
This extraordinary set consists out of two easy chairs and one two-seater sofa. It is newly upholstered in beautiful quality green and dark blue Kvadrat fabric, making the pieces really Stand out! The base and legs are made of beech wood. Seat and back are separate interlocking pieces, which shows nicely in the structure of the feet. These iconic pieces of Dutch design would look great in any interior, a guaranteed eye-catcher!
The chair is 69 cm wide, the sofa 134 cm.
In very good condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
Theo Ruth can be considered the Pioneer of Artifort’s design traditions. After studying to be a furniture and interior designer in the Dutch city Maastricht, he started working for Wagemans & Van Tuinen in 1936. First as a furniture maker and in 1939 he became head of the design- and manufacturing department. Ruth was Artifort’s first permanent designer. He was well known for his cutting edge designs for mainly living rooms. His most famous chairs are the Congo (1952) and Penguin chair. He also inspired a lot of other designers at Artifort. Theo Ruth died in 1971, but his designs are still famous around the world as one of the highlights of Dutch design.