Made in 1973 for leather furniture manufacturer de Sede, the designer Ubald Klug conceived of it as a heap of sand that had been sat upon. But Klug's onetime collaborator Willi Glaeser said, "He had the idea to produce a kind of mountain. In the Alps the cows walk around leaving horizontal terraces. You see these patterns in this sofa." Hence the nickname for this sofa: "The Terrazza," or terrace...to me, they have always resembled isobars. But the manufacturer of the sofa refers to it by its product name: the DS-1025.
|Interior design by Claude Missir|
|Interior design by Kelly Wearstler|
|Interior design by Martyn Lawrence Bullard|
|Interior design by Yves Behar|
It has an irresistible 1970s glamour about it. Mick Jagger was photographed lounging on a Terrazza, conjuring up images of Studio54-esque lollying and orgying. And like most famous pieces of furniture, it has taken its turn on the silver screen. It shows up in the 1976 sci-fi film "Logan's Run" with Michael York and Jenny Agutter. (Previously featured in film and television: the Elda chair and the Ribbon chair.)
While originals sell for steep prices at auction, you can buy a new Terrazza from de Sede in a wide variety of colors.