A very rare daybed designed by Theo Ruth, manufactured by Artifort in the Netherlands, circa 1950.
This eye-catching daybed is upholstered in beautiful warm brown colored fabric. It has wooden legs, beautifully complimenting the matching color of the upholstery. It is an outstanding piece of Dutch design that was also produced for Eugen Schmidt soloform. The shape and material create an especially nice seating comfort, making the piece as comfortable as it is beautiful. This unique piece will definitely draw the attention in any decor!
It remains in very good vintage condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina!
About the designer:
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.