Poul Volther Daybed Model Diva 981 for Gemla, Sweden

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Very nice sophisticated daybed sofa Model 981 designed by Poul Volther, manufactured by Gemla, Denmark, circa 1960. This sofa is nicknamed ‘Diva’ and features a sophisticated solid oak base that can be folded down to create a daybed. The sofa is recently upholstered with beautiful moss green Kvadrat fabric. The oak frame is in excellent original condition. Poul M. Volther was a Danish furniture designer who is remembered above all for his iconic Corona Chair. First trained as a cabinetmaker, Volther studied furniture design at the Arts and Crafts School in Copenhagen. A believer in Functionalism, he avoided short-lived aesthetic trends, concentrating on the simple crafting of quality materials. With the support of designer Hans Wegner, he was employed from 1949 by the cooperative FDB Møbler, working in their design studio under the leadship of Børge Mogensen.

Additional Information


Oak, Wool


Good Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use.


Height: 31.11 in (79 cm) Width: 77.96 in (198 cm) Depth: 32.68 in (83 cm) Seat Height: 14.57 in (37 cm)

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