(New York, NY – February 2012) Continuing its reputation for bringing fresh and iconic modern furniture to the American market, M2L (HYPERLINK "http://www.m2l.com"www.M2L.com) is proud to launch the de Sede HERITAGE line. Available exclusively through M2L, HERITAGE features a curated selection of classic de Sede seating designed by the likes of Robert Haussmann, Hans Eichenberg and Ubald Klug, among others.
Since 1965, de Sede has been at the forefront of creating handmade, bench made fine leather furniture for an international market. According to Michael Manes, founder of M2L, “We are excited to present the distinguished de Sede brand to the American design community. The company’s historic reputation for Swiss craftsmanship and soft, sophisticated form is especially evident in the HERITAGE collection.”
Now available in the U.S. Market, the de Sede HERITAGE collection includes:
“RH-306”, the iconic sofa designed by Robert Haussmann and inspired by the stylish 17th century Chesterfield sofa, features a contemporary form and dual functionality. The design is trademarked by striking contrasts such as delicate legs on a large cubic body of leather, coming together with framed rounded corners. The deep seat cushioning and button-tufted detailing pay homage to the original design.
“RH-301” is a famous metal armchair designed in 1954 by Robert Haussmann. Paying homage to Mies van der Rohe, it is crafted from chrome-plated steel and was honored with a “compasso d’oro” award for industrial design in 1957.
“DS-600”, the legendary sofa designed by Ueli Berger, Eleonore Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich and Klaus Vogt, is reintroduced to the market with its classic support and comfort in down-soft upholstery. Various modular pieces can be zipped together to create the longest sofa in the world. The standard composition consists of 22 pieces and each section measures 10"x 39"x29".
“DS-247” is a modular sofa system that can adapt to any seating arrangement with the 360° swivel function. Designed by Gordon Guillaumier, it offers a range of sofa heights, materials and a variety of add-on elements. The sofa system comes in five leather qualities and showcases de Sede’s exquisite craftsmanship.
“DS-60” is a series of modern seating designed by Gordon Guillaumier. Inspired by the purist form of a boomerang, its slim, airy shape allows it to fit harmoniously into both contemporary and traditional settings. Available as an armchair or sofa in a variety of sizes, it features beautiful handcrafted details and gentle creasing on the leather that softens the chair’s austere lines.
“DS-1051” is an executive chair characterized by clean-cut lines, premium-quality materials and devotion to details. Inspired by the company’s DS-51 chair designed in 1971, the DS-1051 features hand-sewn seat and back cushions, expressive hand stitching on the sides and a four-star base.
Founded in 1992, M2L has gained an internationally recognized reputation for presenting fresh iconic modern design solutions to the American A&D community. M2L has introduced a myriad of iconic designers that include: Josef Hoffmann, Eileen Grey, Alvo Aalto, Walter Gropius, Eero Aarino and Pierre Paulin, as well as today's design stars like Paolo Piva, Patrick Norguet, Norman Foster, Eoos, Pearson-Lloyd, Jeff Miller and more. M2L products can be seen on their website as well as their three showrooms: 135 Madison Ave., NYC 10016; 3334 Cady's Alley, Washington DC 20007; and 104 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116. For more information, contact them at 800-319-8222.
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