Sido and François Thevenin bench by Sawaya Moroni France 1984





This exquisite bench, designed by the renowned duo Sido and François Thevenin, was manufactured by Sawaya Moroni in France in 1984. It showcases a masterful blend of materials and craftsmanship that is emblematic of the Thevenins’ unique design sensibility. The bench features a robust wrought iron frame finished in sleek black, exuding a timeless, brutalist aesthetic that highlights the raw beauty of the metal. The meticulous attention to detail in the frame’s construction is evident, with intricate, brutalist-inspired accents that add a layer of sophistication and edge to the piece.


The seat of the bench is an epitome of luxury and artisanal skill, crafted from high-quality cognac leather. The leather has been hand-stitched and shaped to perfection, resulting in a surface that is not only comfortable but also visually striking. Over time, the leather has developed a rich, fantastic patina that enhances its natural beauty and adds a sense of history and character to the bench. A distinctive feature of this design is the use of brass nails to attach the separate parts of the leather seat. This thoughtful detail not only ensures the durability of the construction but also contributes to the bench’s unique appearance, providing a subtle contrast to the deep tones of the cognac leather and black iron frame.


The bench is brand marked with the Thevenin brand mark, affirming its authenticity and heritage. Despite its age, it remains in very good original condition, a testament to the quality of materials and craftsmanship employed in its creation. The patina on the leather and the overall preserved state of the bench make it a highly desirable piece for collectors and connoisseurs of fine design.

Designer: Sido and Franois Thevenin
Type: Bench
Manufacturer: Sawaya & Moroni
Year: 1984
Country: France
Materials: Wrought iron, leather
Condition: Very good, original
Height: 42 cm
Width: 140 cm
Depth: 42 cm
Item nr: PF23JUN26

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 150 - 500
Outside Europe: € 900 - 1500

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