Four piece matching lounge setting from Featherston Interiors c,1968. Designed by Jens Risom, Denmark and manufactured by William Latchford & Sons, Melbourne, Australia.
In original bespoke Royal Blue woollen upholstery fabric and Black Bean hardwood timber. (Comprising of a 3 seater sofa, 2 side upholstered chairs and a coffee table).
Dimensions- Sofa 1840 mm x 790 mm x 860 mm Sofa seat height 400 mm Sofa seat depth 530 mm
Armchairs 815 mm x 640 mm x 910 mm Armchairs seat height 400 mm
Coffee table 760 mm x 760 mm Coffee table top height 420 mm
Design/ origin- The original owner purchased this piece on the 7th Feb 1968 for their newly built house by Merchant Builders, which was designed by Graem Guun, and was finished on the 8th of March 1967.
The lounge setting was purchased from Featherston Interiors, who at the time were located in their Melbourne CBD store on Latrobe St. They received assistance from the showroom manager, Ian Blake,
During this time, William Latchford & Sons of Melbourne were under license producing the designs of Danish furniture designer Jens Risom. Latchford was making licensed versions of the Ludwig Mies van de Rohe's Barcelona chair and the likes of American designer, Eero Saarinen.
As this lounge setting is not stamped by the makers, it's attributed as a Jens Risom design but is most certainly by William Latchford.
Condition- This setting is in outstanding original condition. It has been recently steam cleaned. The Black Bean timber legs have been removed and then oil cleaned and returned. The only minor defect is a small section on the left-hand side of the sofa.
On the reverse of the cushions, there are some old spot stains that did not come out, however the top cushion fabric condition is outstanding.
This item presents as it did in the Featherston Interiors showroom back in 1968.