Descanso Sofa by Don Shoemaker for Señal in Cueramo and Leather
By Senal S.A.
A deep sofa from Don Shoemaker’s “Descanso” line produced in highly figured cueramo wood and black leather. The blocky construction and broad planes of the frame showcase the almost marbled appearance of the woodgrain, while the wavy edges and exaggerated notches of the joinery typefy Shoemaker’s exoticized, organic modernism. Enveloping leather cushions are supported by a leather sling, laced to the frame and secured with large wooden pins. This example is from the early 1970s and retains the original Señal label.
Condition: Excellent vintage condition; the wooden frame has been refinished and oiled by hand. The original leather upholstery has been cleaned and conditioned.
Dimensions: 76.5” length x 36” depth x 30”height; seat height is 16” and arm height is 25”