The de Sede boxing glove, DS-2878, manufactured at 7:1 scale, is a re-edition from 1978 and brings popular boxing into your own four walls – whether for boxing fans, the young at heart, boxing athletes or aficionados of the cult. As with the original, the detailed boxing glove figure comes with a two-color cover, the typical folds at the edges, and a striking lacing at the glove opening, which is also the foot end of the sofa. Soft de Sede leather and ingeniously detailed upholstery ensure extraordinary seating comfort.
It is 1978. That was the year when Muhammad Ali fought Leon Spinks, twice – and inspired designer Ueli Berger, who had been delighted with the futuristic design of de Sede sculptures during the Swiss manufacture’s early years.
Ali’s boxing matches laid the groundwork for Berger to execute craftsmanship, skill, strength, sports and competition in a piece of seating furniture. This marked the birth of the idea, and an initial model of the human-sized boxing glove was designed by the company’s own leather artists. Shortly after its launch, and due to its innovative design and extraordinary recognition value, the model established itself as a de Sede icon. The wealth of requests for made-to-measure items attests to this sculpture’s unique design. A re-edition of DS-2878 was launched in 2017 with a sofa modeled after the original version.
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