Stunning Fred Lowen 'Narvik' Sofa Daybed by Broadhead Bros

Fred Lowen's 'Narvik' daybed sofa perfectly captures the sleek Scandinavian aesthetic.

Date
1960s
Size
W 200cm, D 78cm, H 75cm


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Description

Harold and Alfred Broadhead set up Broadhead Bros in the Auckland suburb of Penrose in 1946. They aimed to provide beautiful furniture of the highest quality for the New Zealand lifestyle. In 1956 the brothers flew to Australia to meet groundbreaking designer Fred Lowen, they returned with the rights to produce Lowen's celebrated FLER designs in New Zealand.

This iconic folding sofa daybed is called the 'Narvik', it features a sculpted, aerodynamic frame in radiant mahogany perfectly crafted by 'The Bros'. Sharp 'concord style' armrests with stylish hook-end uprights and a lightness of form combine to create a 20th century classic. The rattan detailing in the backrest softens the design and gives it an organic warmth.

We love how the sofa folds down into a daybed, it's the perfect place for that sneaky afternoon nap.

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Condition

Materials: Beautifully crafted from solid mahogany and rattan

Wood Finish: Respectful, in-house conservation by our specialist restoration team. There is a focus on preserving the character and patina of each vintage item while ensuring it will display beautifully in a contemporary interior.

Construction: Joints are sturdy and solid. All checked and ready to go

Fabric Type: Reupholstered with Buff 'Bravo' designer fabric from James Dunlop. Composition: 100% PL. See care instructions here

Upholstery Foam: Luxurious new high quality upholstery foam

Makers Label: Scandinavian Furnishers Label to lower front rail.

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