Vintage Danish Eran ‘Diplomat’ Black Leather Three Seat Sofa
An iconic and instantly recognisable piece of Danish midcentury design, the ‘Diplomat’ range of sofas and chairs was deigned by Aage Christiansen for ERAN (Erhardsen and Andersen) in the 1960’s. Characterised by those plump, rolling arms, it’s the very epitome of the Scandinavian design aesthetic of function and form. A beautifully balanced piece of statement design but entirely practical and extremely comfortable too. With an additional sprung unit underneath the seat cushions, it’s an inviting sofa, perfect for the family and ideal for stretching out on. With taper teak legs, there is space around and underneath this sofa so it appears less bulky and cumbersome than modern sofas. The black leather upholstery is lived-in with wrinkles and some signs of wear but to our mind, this is a big part of the appeal and charm of vintage leather. This sofa would definitely feature in our top ten couches of all time!
This original piece is ‘sold as seen’. It is in very good, used condition. The leather upholstery has been cleaned and a nourishing leather balm applied all over. The original leather on the six cushions is in very good order with no tears. There are wrinkles and some light fading but this is in line with the piece’s age. The zips and feather inners are in very good order. The fixed leather upholstery on the sofa frame is also in very good condition. The arms and arms ends tend to take the brunt of knocks and wear and tear. We shown these areas up close in our photos. The arms tops carry wrinkles and on the left hand outer arm there’s an abrasion on the arm side and also at the arm base but this is on the superficial (surface grazes) and isn’t noticeable. The finishing cloth underneath the seat cushions has worn through a little in one area – shown in our photos. This doesn’t show as it’s under the cushions, affect the feel or use of the sofa, and it’s unlikely to deteriorate more but you could opt to iron on a strip of black fabric tape to add some stability and cover this (we can advise on this – we’ve not undertaken this ourselves as we always aim to be transparent regarding condition but it’s an easy fix). The chair is superbly constructed, solid and sturdy with no wobbles or creaks. The turned solid teak legs are in excellent order and we’ve applied a colour wood wax to them.
H: 74cm / W: 208cm/ D: 85cm
Seat Height: 42cm / Seat Depth: 53cm