Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


Carl Gustaf Hiort af Ornäs Armchair for Hiort Tuote Puunveisto, Finland 1940s

$ 5,225
  • Description
    The seating designs of the architect/designer, Carl Gustaf Hiort Af Ornäs, have been gradually more and more recognized world-wide, which resulted in the recent exhibition titled “Forgotten Ornäs”. His designs, including this armchair, are defined by the homely curviness that defined mid-century design.

    This exceptional armchair was designed by Carl Gustaf Hiort Af Ornäs and produced by his own company, Hiort Tuote Puunveisto in the mid 1940s. This model predates the Siesta model and is one of the Finnish designer’s most celebrated seating designs. With its outward pointing, lacquered and curved legs, this sumptuous armchair offers a striking silhouette from all angles. During his career, Carl Gustaf Hiort af Ornäs developed innovative techniques to bend veneer in three dimensions, which gives the design its beautifully rounded backrest with the winged “ears”. The attached headrest is a delightful detail that, apart from its functional aspect, is a creative way to pull attention to the backrest and its curved ears. At the same time, the true highlight of this armchair is its original, spectacular green upholstery that remains in good condition.

    The craftsmanship of Hiort af Ornäs is very visible in this model. The Finnish designer was very firm about two things regarding his chair designs: the sitting comfort and that the model must look good from every single angle. This armchair fulfils these principles, as even from the bottom, it showcases the elongated, tapered back legs that are visually captivating.

    In vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The armchair has its original green upholstery with some loose stitches.

    27.16 in W x 33.85 in D x 38.97 in H; Seat height 16.14 in
    69 cm W x 86 cm D x 99 cm H; Seat height 41 cm

    This armchair will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the work in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Finland
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Wood - Fabric
    Condition: Good. In vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The armchair has its original green upholstery with some loose stitches.
    Creation Date: 1940s
    Styles / Movements: Collectible Design, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    Dealer Reference #: 20210819
    Incollect Reference #: 507179
  • Dimensions
    W. 27.17 in; H. 38.98 in; D. 33.86 in;
    W. 69 cm; H. 99 cm; D. 86 cm;
    Seat H. 16.14 in;
    Seat H. 41 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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