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Ubald Klug for De Sede, Terrazza modular sofa, estimated at €15,000-€20,000 ($16,000-$21,000) at Colasanti Casa D'Aste.

Quirky couches from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s rule at Colasanti Casa D’Aste July 10

ROME — A trio of quirky couches dating from the late 1960s to the 1980s are highlights at Colasanti Casa D’Aste as featured lots in their Design and 20th Century Decorative Arts sale Wednesday, July 10. The complete catalog is now available for bidding at LiveAuctioneers.

It was the 1970s when design trends tended to exceed the taste of mainstream consumers. Ubald Klug (b. 1932-) is a Swiss designer known for his many avante-garde-meets-nature takes on everyday items. His DS-1025 Terrazaa modular sofa for De Sede is one of his many career highlights. This example features lavish expanses and terraces of leather over a wood structure and is estimated at €15,000-€20,000 ($16,000-$21,000).

The Stillwood Lara sofa is an Italian design, created by Roberto Pamio, Renato Toso, and Massari Lara in 1968. The example in the July 10 auction dates to 1974 and was one of the first to use foam as a structural element in sofa design. It carries an estimate of €4,000-€6,000 ($4,300-$6,400).

Michel Ducaroy (b. 1925-) attended Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Lyon, began working with Roset in 1954, and was responsible for many of its timeless designs. His 1980s Togo modular living room set featured in the sale includes a large and small sofa, an armchair, and an ottoman, all covered in leather. The complete set is estimated at €5,000-€7,000 ($5,300-$7,500).