Retro wood & vinyl couch
I’ve always loved wooden lounge suites, but they’ve become very hard to find in recent years. When I bought my first home they were already fairly difficult to come by, but they’d still turn up for sale now and again at prices that you could afford. But it’s been a good year or two since I’ve seen a wooden lounge suite for sale, so when I spotted this variation on the classic two-seater-plus-armchairs combo, I jumped at the chance to buy it, even though it’s somewhat unusual! The armchairs have been replaced by large stools on castors ( I have to say, I love that they’re on wheels!), and instead of the two-seater couch there’s a four-seater bench with the option of using cushions that need a wall to lean against. Personally I prefer the bench without the back cushions (I think that the cushions make it a bit bulky), but if you have the right space for it, I suppose it’s a more substantial piece of furniture with the cushions. I love the fact that it’s so long – not only does it make it very striking, but it also means that it could double as a bed if you’re ever in need of an extra spot for a visiting friend or family member.
An interesting set in great condition. I think you’d struggle to find a modern piece to replace it at this price – plus we all know that a contemporary version wouldn’t be nearly as cool!
Note: The original strapping has been replaced with chipboard, but the board is in perfect condition.
Dimensions: Bench-cum-couch – 2.15m long x 71cm deep x 40cm tall (85cm tall incl. back cushions); Stools – 70cm wide x50cm deep x 40cm tall
Price: Bench – R2600 – SOLD; Stools R690 each
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