Terrazza Sofa by Ubald Klug
If u have a thing for retro-meets-modern interior design, chances are you've seen this distinctly constructed modular sofa in action: the DS-1025 by renowned Swiss designer Ubald Klug.
Similar to the DS600 sofa model built in the '70s for Switzerland's de Sede furniture manufacture, which we shouted out here, the modular piece offers ultimate versatility for any space — while the iterations of sleek leather upholstery options promise long-lasting durability with an upscale look.
Already carrying a reputation for unconventional designs, Klug approached de Sede with a "groundbreaking" idea inspired by the ground itself — a sofa meant to resemble a pile of earth. Dubbed the "Terrazza" sofa — translating to "terrace" — the piece is accurately named, constructed of stepped slopes of varying widths and depths inspired by the Swiss landscape. “He had the idea to produce a kind of mountain,” explains his onetime collaborator, Willi Glaeser. “In the Alps the cows walk around leaving horizontal terraces. You see these patterns in this sofa.”
Although initially met with critique from the design community, the piece quickly established itself in the world of iconic '70s glamour, gaining popularity with both celebrities like Mick Jagger as well as other international designers. Persisting today as a piece that manages to be both nostalgic and ultramodern, the versatile two piece sectional comes upholstered in natural nappa leather — left as untreated as possible to achieve a particularly fine, distinctly silky feel. Undergoing visible ageing, the resulting patina is uniquely attractive and guaranteed to only improve with use. Available in a spectrum of colors from deep neutrals to bold reds and blues, an option for any space exists — check 'em out here.
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