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Pair of “Lufthavns Stole” Chairs by Ditte Heath & Adrian Heath for Cado, DK 1969

Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin Denmark
Period 1950-1979
Materials aluminium, leather
W. 25.39 in; H. 30.91 in; D. 29.72 in;
W. 64.5 cm; H. 78.5 cm; D. 75.5 cm;
Seat H. 15.35 in;
Seat H. 39 cm;
Condition Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Reupholstered with black leather.
Creation Date 1969
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description This pair of armchairs from the “Series 186” is also known as the “Lufthavns-stole” (Airport chairs). The model was designed in 1969 for Cado Collection.

The aluminium frame is without a doubt the most dominant feature of these chairs. The sturdy frame is injection-moulded and polished to resist tear and wear. The overall look, with the exposed bolts and material recalls the modern industrial style. This is softened by the padded seats and backs that are upholstered in black leather, completing the elegant, modern look.

Functionality was evidently in the focus when designing the “186” series, which comprises of seven different parts that can be used in different combinations. The variety of modules enables them to fit into any space. These “Airport Chairs” are often claimed to be made by France & Son, however, in 1966 the company was sold to Poul Cadovius, thereafter known as Cado.

In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Reupholstered with black leather.

25.39 in W x 30.90 in D x 29.72 in H; Seat Height 15.35 in
64,5 cm W x 78,5 cm D x 75,5 cm H ; Seat height 39 cm

About the designer:
Adrian Heath (1923-) is an architect who studied at The School of Architecture in London (1951) and was subsequently employed by Hvidt & Molgaard. Ditte Heath (1923-2004) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts School in 1948. She had subsequent appointments in London, and in 1951-58 the couple were employed by the London Council's architectural office. In 1963, they established their own design studio, and created housing and industrial design.

In addition to designing furniture, between 1968-69 Adrian and Ditte Heath have taught at the School of Architecture at Aarhus in Denmark, training architects and designers. They have also written a series and articles on design.

They have low numbers of furniture designs for various manufacturers such as France & Son, CADO, FDB Mobler and carpenter Soren Horn. Some of their furniture are still in production to this day under the hand of carpenter master, Niels Roth Andersen. ~H.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern, Scandinavian Modern
Dealer Reference Number 20200394
Incollect Reference Number 403082
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