The real news is not the outdoor version, even though just semi. No, the real news is that the DS-600 from de Sede – the Guinness book of records world’s longest sofa – is in production since 1972. Who knew. Like all the objects with a stylistic identity forever intertwined with the times of their creation, the common feeling was that the changing of spirit going into the Eighties put DS-600 out of the business. Turning it from design classic to a classic piece of modern antiques: super quoted and super expensive. And super sensual. As seen clearly by director Bertrand Bonello use of a semi circular piece in Saint Laurent party scene. A 2014 film that also showed how DS-600 was the hot seating system to have if you were a brilliant creative person, with an entourage of people to feed. But what about today?
Living spaces are getting smaller and smaller and there is no way the longest sofa ever is going to fit in them if not in possession of – lucky you – a loft or something equivalent. The answer resides in the DS-600 modular structure itself, which can be shortened by unzipping one elements at a time. Even the ones with no backrest. Nevertheless, is better remainding that the less free-flowing DS-600 is the less is worth buying one, if only out of respect to the alpine folklore lizard-like creature is taken ispiration from: the tatzelwurm. However, to give some help here you are the new DS-600 outdoor version. To attach to the indoor segment through floor-lenghts windows, provided a “generously designed” balcony, a de Sede expression to indicate enough surface to carry a side table. In that way the original snake like composition of this sofa will be not compromised. For all the people that are so lucky to have an outdoor space really generous in its proportions, separate the two segments. Due alpine monstres are better than just one.