Gajanan Upadhyay, Sofa, Rattan, Teak, Velvet, NID, India, c. 1964

A rare and possibly unique sofa, produced for the Ford Foundation, New Dehli, India. The design is attributed to Gajanan Upadhyay (1934-2021), known as "The father of Indian furniture design".

Illustrated metal badge is affixed to the underside of stool that belong to the sofa and lounge chair listed. The Ford Foundation was instrumental in setting up the NID in 1961 (National Institute of Design- India's first Art and Design post-secondary school)

Upadhyay was tasked with starting the furniture design program at NID. Please see Upadhyay's "Round Stick" series from 1964 for closely related examples.

Condition: Fair
Wear consistent with age and use. In original condition, with patina and wear. Rattan to seats replaced at some point, webbing needs to be re-strapped. Vintage green velvet cushions in fair / distressed condition.

All upholstered furniture can be reupholstered upon request for an additional fee. Lead times will be an additional 1-3 weeks from receipt of fabric. Please email to request a quote and coordinate reupholstery.

Height: 30.5 in

Width: 72 in

Depth: 32.5 in

Inventory #: 199

Regular price $28,500.00

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