Theo Ruth Daybed for Artifort, The Netherlands 1950s
This eye-catching daybed was designed by Theo Ruth in 1947 and manufactured in a limited series. The keywords around this model are quality, comfort and understated elegance.
The slender, slightly conical wooden legs are made from patinated beech. The legs balance out the body well, creating a light look. The elegant shape is formed by the raised back and the round, soft edges. This daybed is an exceptional piece of Dutch design that was exclusively produced by Eugen Schmidt Soloform (later Eugen Schmidt GmbH in Darmstadt) and Artifort. While many daybeds have been “inspired” by Ruth’s present design, this original model remains very limited in numbers.
This daybed has been reupholstered in a premium alpaca-wool blend fabric, which guarantees outstanding comfort and softness. The light colour of the upholstery brings out the beautiful shade and grain of the beech legs.
In very good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Item has recently been reupholstered in a premium alpaca wool blend fabric.
83 cm W x 196 cm D x 63 cm H; Seat Height 37 cm