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

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Enveloping Lounge Chairs by a Danish Cabinetmaker, Denmark ca 1950s

$ 11,875
  • Description
    “Danish Modern” is a recognized term around the world, standing for the characteristic style of Danish design created during the 20th century. As these lounge chairs show, furniture created in this period are characterized by clarity in design, and extremely high-quality craftsmanship and choice of materials.

    This pair of lounge chairs exudes quality and personality from all angles. Their classic shape is formed by the generous seat and embracing, enveloping back. The large, curved backrests - that constitute the armrests as well - follow the curve of the voluptuous seats, creating an inviting and open look which is a signature characteristic of Danish Modernism. Thanks to the sinuous, large surfaces, the texture of the fabric dominates the overall look of these lounge chairs. The short, stained wood legs prevent the chairs from looking heavy by slightly lifting them off the ground, while their warm brown colour nicely compliments the soft, light colour of the bodies. From the muted colour scheme to the material choices, these chairs are essentially mid-century modern and therefore, can add that cosy charm into any space.

    Through decades of changes in styles and preferences, the various iterations of what has come to be called Danish Modern have managed to go on “speaking” to consumers, collectors, and design aficionados – and most importantly to users – in rapidly changing cultures. This pair of Danish mid-century lounge chairs shows why. Without any tufting or festooning, the focus here is on the round, flowing lines of the bodies and their upholstery.

    Condition:
    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chairs have recently been re-upholstered in a premium fabric. Each of our items can be re-upholstered by our in-house atelier in a fabric of choice. Please reach out for more information.

    Dimensions:
    35.43 in W x 33.46 in D x 26.77 in H; Seat height 16.53 in
    90 cm W x 85 cm D x 68 cm H; Seat height 42 cm

    About the Designer:
    The practical and comfortable designs of Danish cabinetmakers defined mid-20th century modern seating. The Danish Cabinetmakers focused on minimalist design executed by expertly skilled craftsmen.

    Works from the Danish Cabinet-Makers' Guild is a concept of its own in collectible design. The Cabinet-Makers' Guild began annual exhibitions in 1927 in Copenhagen. The group formed an exhibit showing each year in October the quality furniture made to drawings by gifted architects. The exhibition took place each year, without interruption, for forty years. A number of successful Danish Design collaborations were formed during this time between cabinetmakers and architects.

    Danish Modernism has influenced Scandinavian furniture to a great degree, defined by minimalism, simplicity, and functionality. The muted colours and gentle designs make Danish mid-century furniture an ideal addition to contemporary living spaces. Additionally, master cabinetmakers were highly aware of body proportions, prioritizing comfort just as much as the visual qualities.

    The works of master cabinetmakers – such as this pair– are of the highest quality, both in terms of materials and craftsmanship. Cabinetmakers take the art of working with wood one step further, and focus on the finer details of what can be created with the material. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that numerous master cabinetmakers are part of the renowned Danish Culture Canon (Danish: Kulturkanonen). The canon contains no more than 108 works of cultural excellence, based on works with a useful function and that are still recognizable today. This small armchair is the perfect illustration of Danish design, and the work of a true cabinetmaker. ~H.

    Shipping:
    These lounge chairs will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the items in the gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Origin: Denmark
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Fabric, Wood
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chairs have recently been re-upholstered in a premium fabric.
    Creation Date: 1950s
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Collectible Design, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 88880038
    Incollect Reference #: 563607
  • Dimensions
    W. 35.43 in; H. 26.77 in; D. 33.46 in;
    W. 90 cm; H. 68 cm; D. 85 cm;
    Seat H. 16.54 in;
    Seat H. 42 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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