Sooooooo, I have found this guy in the wild! It doe so work as you can see, but certainly worth putting in the time and effort!
Here’s a little back story on the piece, which I thought was interesting! The women who I purchased it from grew up with the sofa. Her and her family lived in Germany while her father served in the Airforce. In 1965, her and her entire family went and picked out all the furniture for their entire home. She was only 12, but remembers the retail space as being “nothing but open space filled with beautiful furniture and windows on top of windows.” She remembers sitting on a waiting sofa while her parents shopped for their entire homes furnishings. Occasionally being summoned by her parents to see if she liked something. They left and everything got delivered within a weeks time. She still has most of it due to her parents passing but decided to let the sofa go. I unfortunately did not get to see anything else because she was in the process of clearing out her parents home and left the sofa for the sale. She was aware it was a nice Danish piece but didn’t know much about it. She honestly just wanted it to go to someone that would appreciate it and put in the time and effort :)
So about the condition..... As seen in the pictures the leather has a heavy patina. Most of us that are fans of vintage leather pieces rather enjoy a patinad look. So the wear is perfectly okay with me! The leather is dry to the touch and needs to be conditioned and made a supple as humanly possible. Over time, the original down has sank and made the sofa have the appearance of that sagged leather look. I’m assuming one can unzip each cushion and refil the cotton sack inside with fresh down? In regards to the leather (which I don’t know much about) What would be the best tactic to moisturize and condition to stall anymore wear? There are no tears in the cushions. Also the pirelli straps are dried out and hard to the touch. What seems tricky is the strapping seems to go up and around each cross member. There’s really no access to where they attach... I’d like to avoid paying the fees of a laborer and wanted to give it my own college try, but maybe it’s necessary... My first thought was to throw it up on here and get all y’all talented opinion. I know this is kind of up your ally spanky, lief and many many more :) So any and all comments are welcome. I just couldn’t pass this thing up at the cost.
Thanks in advance!!