Listing price is $1395. This lounge is being sold on consignment by a regular iNVISeDGE seller in GEELONG, South of Melbourne.
Interstate freight can be arranged through one of our preferred furniture carriers for a reasonable additional fee (APPROX. $250 to Sydney) or you can use a furniture carrier of your choice.
Background Info and Provenance
(Written in 2020)
A beautiful 3-SEATER lounge sofa from the early 1960’s from Melbourne company, Avalon Furniture. This sofa features a solid Australian blackwood frame with beautiful geometric panel arm inserts. The supporting sprung framework and reinforced joints shows the exceptional quality of the construction- this is a top-quality piece built to last generations. The base spring-system uses a web configuration instead of the conventional parallel layout- these springs are still all original and provide strength, supreme seat-comfort and the very best durability. All joints are very sturdy and strong and show no signs of looseness, squeaks, cracks or movement AT ALL after almost 60 years of use.
With the attention to detail and construction qualities, these early-1960’s pieces are now highly sought-after. Today there are very few lounges on the market that will hold or increase in value with time. There are a myriad of reasons why these vintage Danish-style designs are so popular. Washing or re-upholstery of the loose cushions is easy, the un-upholstered armrests means your lounge looks better for longer and these pieces also have very solid investment appeal- lounges like this with sculptural timber frames are rarely made anymore so they’re hard to find.
This sofa looks stylish from the back as well and the beautiful sculptural work in the sides sets it apart from the rest. I MUCH prefer this design to a Parker sofa of the same era but this one is not as expensive as a Parker and MUCH better in quality as well (Parker used standard webbing in their sofas which is the cheaper option- this spring-base in the web configuration is the most expensive seat system available and the best.) You’re paying for TOP quality construction as well as something with a unique design, that’s timeless in style and STUNNING! This design is also suitable for placement in the centre of the room as it looks just as stunning from the back.
It’s also comfortable to sit in (brilliant angles and nice “give” and plushness) and the length means it’s very comfortable for stretching out and reading a book or watching a movie in.
Avalon sofas are a great investment. Unique in looks but still with an authentic mid-century style, the investment appeal is a no-brainer. Just look at it after almost 60 years of use! Investing in QUALITY vintage design is a smart way to go. We believe this piece will hold its value (at the very least) while you get to enjoy having it and using it in your home (but more than likely it will increase in value as this little-known design starts getting the attention it deserves). There’s no better way to invest in your home and reduce landfill. Plus, by supporting iNVISeDGE you’re supporting CONSTRUCTIVE industry in your local community. iNVISeDGE is fully Australian-owned and operated and creates meaningful employment for local people in every state in Australia.
The frame has NO structural issues at all. NO breaks, NO cracks in the timber, NO repairs, NO wobbly joints. Cosmetically the full suite also presents extremely well for something of this vintage.
The upholstery is original and shows very minor signs of age/use- amazing for something of this vintage! It's possible the lounge may have been re-upholstered at some stage- it has now changed hands a few times so we're not sure. The cushion inserts will need replacing at some stage in the future as they are starting to become a little crumbly. In saying this, they are still completely usable as they are and you will definitely get more use out of them- just something to note for future. There are two very small holes on the lining fabric attached to the frame- this can be seen in our photos. These are very small and are barely noticeable- they are so low to the ground, you are unlikely to see ever them. Unless you're crouched down on all fours and if you are- good for you! Nothing like a bit of lounge-room action- lol!!!
Measurements. Sofa total height- 81cm. Seat height- 41cm. Seat depth- 49cm. Sofa Depth- 75cm. Length- 194cm. (We will get our vendor to check these before she issues the invoice.) Read our 1200+ feedback comments on ebay (spanning over 19 years- EVERY SINGLE COMMENT IS POSITIVE) to be assured that we describe our items as carefully as we can and we won't stock pieces unless they're in excellent condition.
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