Named after a mythical alpine creature, the Tatzelwurm, our DS-600 has embodied the de Sede lifestyle for over 45 years. With its modular elements that can be expanded to suit any individual taste, it has traveled the world and even found its place in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest sofa in the world.
The world famous sofa is not only available in high quality de Sede leather, but also in indoor and semi-outdoor fabrics and the new de Sede VELOR velvet fabric.
The DS-600 conquers the world
Launched in 1972, DS-600 is an indestructible and variable modular system of upholstered furniture consisting of individual add-on armchair elements. These consist of an L-shaped rigid foam core covered with a padded, leather-covered cushion. The elements are connected with a plug-in zipper and a leather and zipper construction. The stool element completes the famous snake-shaped seat with an intermediate and terminal element.
The longest DS-600 currently sits in the palace of a sultanate's ruling family, where the legendary 406 upholstery elements in rainbow colors come together to create an endless circular or serpentine sofa.
The sculpture affectionately named "Tatzelwurm" also took up residence in the living rooms of Tina Turner, Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger and became the "star" of numerous Bond films - even New York's legendary "Studio 54" adorned itself with the stylish sofa. designed by a collective of Swiss designers in the early 1970s.
The idea of a convex and concave curved sofa was brilliant, but turning it into producible seating furniture proved to be more difficult than expected. Together with the de Sede development team, the design-
The collective spent a year building countless prototypes; almost all of them were criticized and rejected. But the designers showed nerves of steel and the DS-600 gradually became what it is today: an indestructible and variable modular system of upholstered furniture made up of individual add-on armchair elements.
Padding and assembly: Body molded foam covered with wadding. Seat and back: SEDEX upholstery covered with wadding. Wooden panel frame.
Semi-Outdoor: SEAT-Outdoor covering covered with wadding. Foam part printed with multilayer panel. Elements joined with hinges.
Functions: flexible combination of elements with possible change of seat direction.
Note: covered loosely. Wrinkles inevitable with use.
DE SEDEDe 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.
The philosophyWith 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
ProductionThey 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.