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$ 3,250

Dutch Lounge Chair with Woven Rush Seat, The Netherlands 1950s

Origin Netherlands
Period 1950-1979
Materials Wood
Dimensions
W. 23.82 in; H. 27.36 in; D. 32.28 in;
W. 60.5 cm; H. 69.5 cm; D. 82 cm;
Seat H. 12.6 in;
Seat H. 32 cm;
Condition Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Small scratches and marks on the wood.
Creation Date 1950s
Description This Dutch mid-century lounge chair is impressive in its simplicity. The design carries the same beloved modernist characteristics applied to American, Scandinavian, and Italian mid-century design – simple, functional – and shows the rustic side of Dutch design of the era.

In terms of design, this wooden lounge chair with rush seat fits completely into the concept of the Dutch foundation, ‘Stichting Goed Wonen’ (1946 – 1988), which was involved in propagating new living standards: clear, aesthetic design and good construction. In the name of “good living” this chair was created to raise living in the Netherlands to a higher level by meeting the criteria of a certain aesthetic, technical, and social requirements. The style this chair advocates is related to ‘Nieuwe Bouwen’, a movement from the early twentieth century. The architects involved in it strived for light interiors without non-functional decoration. The wooden frame of this chair is a beautiful example of this, with clear, straight lines and a construction that testifies of some architectural knowledge on the maker’s side. The frame is made of high-quality wood with seven vertical spindles in the back that create an open look. The organic, woven rush seat compliments the design nicely, while the strong, geometric structure creates a modern, timeless look. The seat is raised towards the front, following the angle of the widening armrests.

The 1950s saw brilliant Dutch designers working to create furniture of the highest quality that explored truly modern shapes and forms. Meanwhile, in the spirit of “good living”, furniture pieces were required to be functional and of the highest quality as well. This lounge chair fulfils these requirements, serving as a piece of design history, and as a piece that is sure to stand out in any interior today.

Condition:
In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Small scratches and marks on the wood.

Dimensions:
23.81 in W x 32.28 in D x 27.36 in H; Seat height 12.59 in
60.5 cm W x 82 cm D x 69.5 cm H; Seat height 32 cm

Shipping:
This chair will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the items in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
Styles / Movements Collectible Design, Mid Century, Modern
Dealer Reference Number 20210742
Incollect Reference Number 485209
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