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.
De Sede has its origins in a small but skilled saddler’s shop in Klingnau, Switzerland. The team of artisans is committed to transforming the best possible leather into design seats. Their years of experience and diligence have enabled them to create unique quality handmade leather chairs, armchairs and sofas.
In 1965, the family-owned company became a joint stock company called de Sede AG, but remained true to the original guiding principles.
The company developed rapidly and from now on:
– the best designers of international caliber were involved to create seating furniture,
– additional production plants were opened
– an international distribution network has been created.
Sophisticated designs that cleverly integrate traditional and precise Swiss workmanship quickly earned the brand an international reputation.
Today, de Sede AG presents itself as a leading manufacturer of exclusive leather furniture. From the original small workshop, a company has emerged that employs over 110 people and distributes furniture to more than 69 countries, including the United States and Russia, GCC countries, and even emerging markets like China and Brazil.
With their unique leather products, they awaken all the senses of people around the world, turning heads with each creation. Every master craftsman in their workshop in Klingnau, Switzerland responds to this call.
Their roots are their long-standing and rooted experience in the leather that allows for stable stem growth – their laboratory. Driven by continuous product innovation and the pursuit of the best, the crown blossoms into ever-changing forms: their collection.
Quality as a basic principle
They dedicated themselves entirely to production, to the work done by hand. With the refinement and perfection of craftsmanship they have cultivated since the company’s foundation, they can be assured that every piece of furniture they produce meets their extremely stringent and high quality standards.
Their specialists ensure that all the leather they treat is of the best quality. Their leather cutting operation is staffed by specialized experts with a trained eye who spot any leather irregularities, planning production so that they are not visible in the finished piece of furniture. Sophisticated coating technology with modern materials also requires a high degree of knowledge and experience; this also flows into every piece of furniture made by de Sede. Their upholsterers are masters of their craft. To complete the production there are exact seams, some made by hand, which give De Sede products the status of unique objects.
Top-notch craftsmanship, rigorous quality requirements, utmost attention to detail and personal commitment from all employees have made De Sede famous.