Hans Olsen TV 161 for Bramin Modular Rope Seating & End Table Sofa Set

Hans Olsen TV161 Modular Sofa

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This is the hard to find Hans Olsen TV 161 rope version with burnt wood “Bramin” stamp. These are typically found with brittle cane work and paper sticker tags. Two bench sofa platforms with (4) modular rope seats and (1) end table. Made in Denmark and designed in 1957 by Hans Olsen for Bramin. Produced in teak and Afrormosia. The modular benches and chairs are solid Afrormosia (commonly mistaken for rosewood). The equally versatile and cleverly designed coffee table is made of solid Afrormosia with teak veneer top. Cushions are original with new-ish woven blue wool fabric. All the rope is in sturdy condition and has only one section with water stain (see pic). These are modular pieces which allow the chairs and tables to be configured in many different positions on the bench or on the floor.

Included in this purchase price is free re-upholstery service on the cushions if you so desire. Our in-house upholsterer with 30 years of experience is more than qualified to perform the customization. Send us your preferred material or let us help you select from our cultivated supply. The blue wool fabric looks stunning against the frames, but we understand if it just doesn’t fit your interior.

This Hans Olsen TV 161 model was a featured item in case study house #20B, also known as the ‘Bass house’, completed in 1958. This striking house was designed for Industrial and graphic designer Saul Bass and his wife, biochemist Dr. Ruth Bass and was constructed on the site of an old estate in Altadena. Architects Conrad Buff III, Calvin C. Straub, and Donald C. Hensman of the architectural firm Buff, Straub and Hensman designed the house.

Hans Olsen TV 161 Short Bench – 51.5” long x 27.25” D x 27.5” H 15” seat height
Hans Olsen TV 161 Long Bench – 76.75” long x 27.25” D x 27.5” H 15” seat height

Excellent overall vintage condition. Water stain on section of rope (see pic). Minor imperfections on upholstery


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