the middle of the 17th century, the Chesterfield sofa has been an icon
of English furniture-making and the epitome of elegant style. In 1963,
this classic design inspired Robert Haussmann to develop a new concept
based on this underlying element. “I liked the fact that you didn’t
merely sink into its deep seating, but could also sit on the armrests. I
aimed to find a simpler and more contemporary form to serve this dual
function,” explains Robert Haussmann.
The RH-306 is hallmarked by striking contrasts: the body perches on
delicate legs, while the large cubic expanses of leather are
harmoniously framed by rounded corners. The characteristically deep seat
cushioning and button-tufted back are an unequivocal salute to the
immortal original. But although this sofa continues the tradition of the
Chesterfield style, it nevertheless exudes its own individuality and
self-assurance with a powerful strand of Bauhaus DNA. This model numbers
among the genuine classics of SWISS DESIGN.