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Today we present an ICON, a true LEGEND. We are talking about the SARATOGA sofa and seating collection by the famous company Poltronova designed by Lella and Massimo Vignelli in 1964. The Saratoga collection is very rare. It is a series of two , three and four-seater sofas accompanied by small chests which can be positioned at the corner, and side tables. What strikes about this incredible design is its modernity. It was produced in the 60's and still so eye catching and modern. The massive rigid frame contrasts the soft upholstered cushions. The structure has a black polyester lacquer almost the finish of the lovely classical pianos. This sofa is so minimalistic, a classic piece and was a pioneer in the home furniture design.
The designer, Massimo Vignelli is a true legend. Once interviewed about this product he claimed:
"We have designed this sofa because we really needed a sofa.” (M.V.) “And the sofa we wanted was one with an architectural character rather than a soft, smooth object.”
We can't agree more!
image source: Vignelli Design