C 683 Sofa
Kho Liang Ie
Starting at $4,039
Kho Liang Ie designed the C 683 Sofa in 1968. The design features a frame of pressed beech wood upholstered with high-density molded foam on a metal base with integrated loose seat back and cushions. Its sloped back and support structures give the the design a sleek and purposeful look suitable for relaxed, informal residential spaces. The C 683 is a classic, late sixties Kho Liang Ie conception that continues to satisfy with its plush, unassuming character and enduring simplicity. For a slightly more formal design alternative, the C 684 offers elegantly tufted upholstery with decorative buttons on both the back and seating section.
Measurements: 2.5 Seat, W 61" X H 31.1" X D 34.2"
Measurements: 3 Seat, W 72.8" X H 31.1" X D 34.2”
Materials: Pressed Beach Wood Frame, High-Density Foam Core, Polished Chrome Support Structure, Selected Upholstery
Born in 1927 in Mageland, Indonesia, of Chinese parents, Kho Liang Ie came to the Netherlands in 1949 where he trained as an interior designer at the Rietveld Academy. In 1958 Ie was appointed aesthetic consultant and designer at Artifort. His strong influence transported Artifort into the top tier of the international furnishings market at a critical juncture in its development. Yet, perhaps, Kho Liang Ie's most lasting contribution was his successful effort to attract and recruit designers Pierre Paulin and Geoffrey Harcourt. By securing and cultivating Paulin and Harcourt Ie helped expand Artifort into a visionary, internationally recognized company capable of transforming commercial and residential environments. Kho Liang Ie's lasting imprint on Artifort DNA can still be felt today and is evidenced in the exceptional product designs created by the company's contemporary designers.