A beautiful 3-seater sofa designed by Kho Liang Ie, model “416/3”, manufactured by Artifort in the Netherlands around 1950.
This elegant piece is made of high quality chrome plated metal. It has rounded feet and flat support bars. The frame holds tropical hardwooden slates that support the (newly upholstered!) black leather upholstered seat and back cushions.
This combination of materials gives the piece an exceptional luxurious style that will make it very fitting for any interior looking for a truly impressive eye-catcher! The sofa is comfortable, beautiful and modern. This is truly Dutch design at it’s finest!
It remains in very good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
Born in 1927 in Magelang, Indonesia, of Chinese Parents, Kho Liang Ie came to the Netherlands in about 1949 where he trained as an interior designer and designer at the Rietveld Academy. In 1958, he was appointed aesthetic consultant and designer at Artifort. His contribution shifted Artifort’s focus to the top of the international market. Kho Liang Ie attracted foreign designers such as Pierre Paulin and Geoffrey Harcourt, which has made his influence noticeable right up to the present day. As an interior designer, Kho Liang Ie made his name with his design for Schiphol Airport in the nineteen-sixties. His work reflects purity, warmth and freedom. Kho Liang Ie died on 1st January 1975.