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Arne Hovmand Olsen Lounge Chairs for Mogens Kold, Denmark, 1950

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Documentation Signed
Origin Denmark
Period 1950-1979
Dimensions
W. 28.35 in; H. 30.31 in; D. 31.5 in;
W. 72 cm; H. 77 cm; D. 80 cm;
Seat H. 13.78 in;
Seat H. 35 cm;
Condition Good. Very good, vintage.
Creation Date 1950
Description In stock: 2.

A beautiful pair of very rare lounge chairs designed by Arne Hovmand Olsen, produced by Mogens Kold in Denmark around 1950.

These chairs are perfect examples of quality midcentury Danish design! Made of high quality warm brown colored teak wood, with smooth shapes and impressive quality finishing. The cushions are upholstered in white and beige fabric with a nice retro pattern. All together this rare set has a beautiful Scandinavian modern style and they would be true eye-catchers in any interior!

The set remains in very good vintage condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.

Danish furniture designer Arne Hovmand-Olsen was born in Kirkeby Sogn in 1919. In 1938 he began a cabinetry apprenticeship with the cabinetmaker Peder Olsen Sibast at his furniture manufactory in Denmark. Interested in producing his own designs, Hovmand-Olsen enrolled in a technical school specializing in furniture design in Århus in 1941. After graduating, he established his own furniture studio, creating designs in the Scandinavian modern style. His furniture was sold only in Denmark but later found great success when it began to be exported to America. Characteristics of his designs are the use of forms with clean lines, organic curves, and tapered legs. Like many of his Danish contemporaries, he favored the use of high-quality, beautifully grained woods like teak and rosewood. In the 1970s, he was forced to close his studio due to illness. He passed away in 1989.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern, Scandinavian Modern
Incollect Reference Number 272207
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