This Infini Curve sofa was designed by Carl-Henrik Spak for the Swedish manufacturer Ire Möbel AB during the 1960s and made in the second half of the 20th century. The curved sofa is made up of two modules joined together. They have been upholstered with black natural leather. This sofa has a loose cushions and minimalist metal legs. The curved shape of the sofa make an atypical form of the object and allows it to be placed in the center of the room. Spak’s design is characterised by purity and timelessness, as well as Swedish design tradition — but also by an international feeling, finish and elegance. These are qualities that also distinguish Ire as a furniture manufacturer and a brand.
Carl-Henrik was trained at HDK in Gothenburg and the Royal College of Art in London. He worked as a consultant for many companies and won many awards, including the Silver Medal of the Swedish Crafts Association in 1967, the 1st prize in the international Interieur awards competition in 1972 and the Forum Närmiljö award in 1989. In addition to Carl-Henrik Spak’s success at Ire, he has designed products for many other furniture companies, including Ikea, Söderbergs, HD Holland Möbel and Voice. For many years Carl-Henrik Spak was a partner and creative design advisor at Ire.
Ire was founded in 1939 in Skillingaryd in Småland by Gerhard Ihreborn. Gerhard Ihreborn and his colleagues were inspired by the vision – to produce high-quality furniture with a long life and a timeless, modern design. The goal has never been large quantities, but a commitment to quality. Ire’s basic philosophy has not changed over the years. They produce durable furniture of the highest craftsmanship quality, high comfort and clean design. The manufactura remains rooted in modern Swedish tradition, but also draws inspiration from the international design market.
Sofa in original vintage condition. It has age-related signs of use, scrapes and fading. The seat is 44 cm high.