Provenance and Background Info
(This sofa sold in 2 days of being listed online in 2017 for $2250. Today in 2019 I’d price it at more. The description was also written in 2017 so some information will change slightly over time.)
A stunning LARGE 2.5 metre / 4-seater sofa by highly acclaimed Zani Collezione Poltrone of Italy. This piece is in the same league as B & B Italia- superb quality and thoughtful, stunning design. It was made in Italy- I’d say about 15 years ago. This is a careful guess- the condition of the lounge is brilliant. This sofa was kept in the formal lounge room and was hardly used because the previous owner regularly travelled internationally for work. I’m not sure where he bought it because I’ve seen none others in the 15 years I’ve been in this business. He could have had it personally sent into Australia or may have bought it in through an interior designer. You’re not going to see another one of these on someone else’s lounge room floor in a hurry- if ever.
This design ticks every box and resoundingly so. The comfort is just incredible with its soft luxurious fabric. Feel yourself melt into this after a big day at work. The seat cushions have a mix or feathers and foam which is regarded as the best way to go- foam for support and the feather-down top for luxurious softness. The practicality of this sofa was light-years ahead of the rest when it was first designed (about 30 years ago)- all the back rests swivel up for head support or push completely flat along the back for a stylish, minimalist look in seconds. The fabric is extremely practical as well- this had a few minor marks on it when it came in- they cleaned off with a damp cloth- easily and quickly. It’s like velvet but with a shorter pile. The design is also stunning- the fabric colour perfect- grey is a perennially popular choice. It won’t show the dirt and this fabric has a subtle earthy slant which will allow also you to introduce earthy decor into your space. Interiors that are all grey, white and black are too clinical- hospital like- this sofa is also homely because it’s a “warm grey” colour.
Finally, a big tick for investment appeal. There are only TWO of these sofas for sale in the world at the time of writing. (Selling as a pair.) This makes this sofa a LOT rarer than the celebrated Maralunga design by B&B Italia. The pair are for sale on 1st Dibs for AU$13 248 ($6600 AU each). BUT they are in leather and they need re-upholstery. The sofa on offer here does NOT- it looks brilliant as is- it has had little use and the fabric is easy to clean. Finally this is a great size for any space. It’s a larger 4-seater so perfect as the only seating in your lounge room- great for a smaller apartment but also big enough for any house if you bring in a pair of stunning designer chairs to cap off your space.
After many modern sofas have ended up as landfill this high-quality Italian piece will be passed onto yet another owner and another generation. There’s no better way to invest in your home and reduce landfill. Investing in furniture (or anything) that’s been built to last is our only way out of this mess.