An eye-catching sofa designed by Theo Ruth and manufactured by Artifort in the Netherlands around 1950.
This elegant piece has a birch wooden base with a nice curved shape. The large rounded seat gives it a very nice modern style. A highly recognizable piece by Dutch designer Theo Ruth with an impressive seating comfort. It seamlessly fits in many different decors and will make a wonderful warm addition to the atmosphere.
The sofa remains in good vintage 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.