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  • Literature

    Maria Cristina Tommasini and Francesco Binfaré, ‘Sofa Story’, Domus, no. 914, May 2008, p. 98

  • Catalogue Essay

    The ‘Gran Khan’ sofa consists of enormous leather hides with uncut edges, resting atop a luxuriously soft frame. The sofa’s name references the rulers of the Mongolian empire, or ‘Khagan’, whose rule began with Genghis Khan in 1206, and suggests the couches and carpets that once furnished Mongolian Nomad tents.

    Like in certain examples of classical Greco-Roman statuary, the folds of the material – in this case, animal hides – is wherein the beauty lies – the fullest expression of chiaroscuro.

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‘Gran Khan’ sofa

2008
Leather, Lycra upholstery, aluminum.
24 x 109 x 40 in (61 x 276.9 x 101.6 cm)
Leather impressed with ‘Gran Khan 2008 / Francesco Binfare’.

Estimate
$6,000 - 8,000 

Moss

16 October 2012
New York