Torsten Johansson, Three-Seat Sofa
A rare three-seat sofa with five mahogany legs, sides, back and loose cushions with light wool. Made by cabinetmaker A. J. Iversen. L. 202 cm.
Bought by present owners parents 12 September 1955, directly from A.J. Iversen, Copenhagen. Copy of the original invoice.
Torsten Johansson worked together with the architect Ole Helweg, furniture designer Nanna Ditzel and Poul Henningsen.
Along with the circle around P.H. Torsten Johansson became involved in the development of the Forum exhibition ‘The House of the Day’ and several functionalist furniture types, produced by Bo-Ex and the renowned carpenter master A.J. Iversen. Johansson’s examples are super simple, almost architecturally-sculptural. Today we would call them minimalist.
He worked with the materials of the time, steel and molded wood