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Pair of "Polar" Lounge Chairs by Esko Pajamies, Finland 1960s

Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin Finland
Period 1950-1979
Materials leather, steel, wood
Dimensions
W. 29.53 in; H. 25.98 in; D. 40.55 in;
W. 75 cm; H. 66 cm; D. 103 cm;
Seat H. 16.34 in;
Seat H. 41.5 cm;
Condition Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Piping has some minor repairs. Leather has some minor marks. Note: Although from the same source, the items differ a little bit in height.
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description This pair of “Polar” lounge chairs was designed by the eminent Finnish designer, Esko Pajamies, and produced by Lahden Lepokalusto Oy Finland during the 1960s.

These leather chairs feature a half moon shaped backrest and comfortable, aesthetically pleasing cushions. The sitting cushions are tufted, and along with the upholstered armrests, have a beautiful patina. The strong and sturdy wooden frame provides a beautiful contrast to the black leather, and with the chrome plated steel connections supporting the curved armrests, it gives these chairs a modern look.

The legs have similar chrome plated steel details, which provide the chairs with an almost floating appearance. The open wooden frame further contributes to the spacious feel of the design. The chairs have their original black leather upholstery.

Condition:
In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Piping has some minor repairs. Leather has some minor marks. Note: Although from the same source, the items differ a little bit in height.

Dimensions:
29.53 in W x 40.56 in D x 25.99 in H; seat height 16.34 in
75 cm W x 103 cm D x 66 cm H; seat height 41.5 cm

Literature:
Arkkitehti-lehti magazine, 1965.

About the designer:
Esko Lauri Alvari Pajamies (born August 20, 1931 Helsinki - September 26, 1990, Eloúnta, Greece) was a Finnish designer, especially known for his upholstered livingroom and public furniture.?

Pajamies graduated as an interior architect in 1954, and established his own design studio in 1961. In the 1960s, Pajamies designed the “Bonanza” couch, which combined leather and solid oak, starting the line of his characteristic mixture of materials. The “Koivutaru” armchair made of bent birch at the end of the 1970s. Pajamies’ workshop also designed furniture for the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport's passenger terminal.

The Finnish designer and architect was awarded the State Art Prize in 1979. ?Besides being active as a designer, Pajamies was an avid Jazz Trumpeter. ~H.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Article References Arkkitehti-lehti magazine, 1965.
Dealer Reference Number 20190220
Incollect Reference Number 413887
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