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Authentic Rudowski barrel back couch velour brown curved 1960s bespoke rare

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Authentic Rudowski barrel back couch velour brown curved 1960s bespoke rare
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Designed by Jakob Rudowski in Melbourne Australia circa 1965, A beautiful very large 5 seater low sitting MCM couch in a lovely original brown fabric. This couch sits low, has lovely curved arms (with a beautiful full curved shape) and easily sits up to 5 people. Made by Melbourne furniture artisan Jakob Rudowski. Rudowski, like Dario Zoureff and Rosando Furniture, is one of the mid-century modern makers of Melbourne as a "Tier 1" Australian maker his furniture rarely comes to market and is highly collectable. Many of his Melbourne clients were mid-century modernist architects and designers.

This is one of our Holy Grail products...a one off, bespoke and very rare item. This has been lightly restored with the legs sanded and oil, the fabric professionally vacuum and steam cleaned. It has a very strong firm original springs and foam (high density on the seat, medium on the back). There is a minor tear on the front left which has been patched and sewed however is noticeable, besides that the couch was hardly used from previous owner (left in the spare room) and is in very good to excellent condition.

Please note there is an option to reupholster to new fabric/colour of your choice however this will be an additional cost, but why would you natural brown velvet and colour looks amazing.

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Cosmetic Condition:
The previous owners were fastidious and kept this in excellent condition, obviously from 1965 there is signs of wear, however we have restored as best as possible:
Legs: 9/10 - sanded and wax oil lovely dark browns show throughout
Fabric: 7/10 - if you can past the patch/sew on the front and occasional small piling marks on the back then its in very good condition. Has been vacuumed and steam cleaned so looks and feels amazing.
Functional Condition:
Excellent, functionally no wobbles or warping in the wood. No cracks sturdy and strong, these are super comfy if you like a firm sit. Each of the six legs comes into two pieces so it looks like there is a crack/line however this is by designed that is each leg comes is "split" in half however this is how they are assembled.
Product Line:
MCM Furniture
Product Category:
Lounge Suite or Armchairs
Product Manufacturer / Brand:
Rudowski (not confirmed but has all of his characteristics including bow tie handles and clientele)
Product Model Number:
Bespoke - N/A
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Product Rarity:

5/5 Gem

Scale from 1 to 5 (numbers can occur in between)
1 = MANY available on the market very common, many listings and competition
3 = COMMON in between Many and Gems, they're common in the market
5 = GEMS we see these maybe once every couple of years these are almost not available

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In cm (approx):

Width entire couch = 270
Width inside arm to arm = 220
Height to top= 86
Height to top of cushion seat = 40
Depth of entire couch (longest points as it’s curved) = 80
Depth of cushion/sitting = 60


100 kgs approx (at least!)


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