This sofa, designed by Dorothy Draper, graced the lobby of the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco when Mrs. Draper was commissioned to redecorate the public rooms in 1952. Kindel has artfully captured the elegant sweep of the arm and the curve of the back. Meticulous attention to detail is evident in the complex tailoring of this sofa executed so well by Kindel craftsmen and women. Spring down cushions are skillfully sewn to fit the channels of the back. Solid maple frame made by Kindel. See lounge chair version, 460. Standard with two throw pillows (not shown).
"I always put in one controversial item. It makes people talk." If it looks right, it is right." — Dorothy Draper
Dorothy Draper was born to a wealthy and privileged family in 1889, in one of the most exclusive communities in American history, Tuxedo Park. She was the first to “professionalize” the interior design industry by establishing in 1923, the first interior design company in the United States, Dorothy Draper & Company. This was a time when it was considered daring for a woman to go into business for herself. Dorothy Draper's style was big and bold. She invented Modern Baroque with over-sized, plaster work and the dramatic use of vibrant color. She is known for her interior design work on behalf of such organizations as Hampshire House and The Carlyle in New York, The Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, The Greenbrier in West Virginia and Arrowhead Springs Hotel in Southern California. She was a very confident and successful businesswoman who always said, "If it looks right, it is right."