This beautiful 2-seater sofa, model 662, was designed by Kho Liang Ie and manufactured by Artifort in the Netherlands around 1960.
Upholstered in the original high quality brown leather, beautifully contrasting to the chrome plated metal frame. The highly recognizable design has a slightly tilted seat and a square frame, nicely folded to create a seamless style. The seat is very comfortable thanks to the shape, leather cushions and low seat. The chrome plated frame makes this sofa especially rare and beautiful! This is Dutch design at it’s finest.
The sofa is in 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.