Tessa T4 'Valencia' Leather Sofa
Luscious curves, elegant sleigh legs and rich hide leather are the defining features of this stunning two-seater.
Fred Lowen's progressive designs for Tessa defined the contemporary furniture market throughout Australasia in the 1970s. Many of the ranges won Australian design awards and have since become iconic design classics that are still produced by Tessa today.
The T4 was designed in 1973; it featured a highly sculptural frame with a hammock style net that supports rich leather cushions. It's a brilliant Pan-Pacific interpretation of the laminated ply furniture championed by the Norwegian designers of the 1960s and 1970s.
This design also won an Australian design award and was showcased at the Cologne Furniture Fair to great acclaim.
NOTE: These pictures show a previous example in similar condition and appearance. Please ask if you would like specific photos of the current piece. Ottoman not included.
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Materials: Beautifully crafted from bent ply, rope cord and leather
Fabric Type: Original leather in good vintage condition
Laminated Frame: Excellent used condition
Sling: Good vintage condition