Marilyn Sofa by Hans Hollein

Hans Hollein was an Austrian Architect who also studied extensively in the USA (Chicago and California). For me he rose to fame with Haas House in Vienna, just opposite the Stephansdome….he drew a lot of fuzz and critique when it was built, but now every Wiener is glad it mirrors the Stephansdome so nicely. He designed two sofa’s for Poltronova….one of them the Marilyn.

Just imagine the lady draped on this sofa…it would fit, wouldn’t it?

Cityscape Sofa PE 200 by Paul Evans at Wright

Cityscape Sofa PE 200 by Paul Evans

Recently sold at Wright Auctions
estimate: $20,000–30,000 result: $18,750

About Paul Evans

Born in Pennsylvania in 1931, Paul Evans studied sculpture, metalwork and jewellery design at the School for American Crafters in Rochester, New York, and at Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art. Not an obvious training for furniture making, but after an inspirational visit to renowned furniture maverick Philip Lloyd Powell’s shop in New Hope, Pennsylvania, Evans turned to just that. Initially selling his work through Powell (from 1954), and then collaborating with him, Evans went on, in 1964, to become the chief designer of the prestigious furniture manufacturer “Directional.” Then in 1981 he opened his own showroom in New York, prior to his early [added by ed.] death in 1987.

Source Judith Miller in the UK Telegraph She added that one of the qualities of Paul Evans designs is his unique signature.

Richard Schultz Design Archive at Wright 02 – Model 1463 Sofa

Model 1463 Sofa

Model 1463 Sofa Back

Model 1463 Sofa

With measures 45 x 22 x 18 cm it is not exactly a miniature chair, but an interesting model.

The auction will be on February 16 at noon in Chicago, USA.

Estimate for this model is $600,- – $800,-

Via Wright Auctions

Modern Sofa – 2015 IMM Cologne 06


I found this sofa with different classic backrests at the IMM Cologne in 2015, but don’t know by whom.