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


European Modernist Oak and Straw Armchairs, Europe 1960s

$ 6,318
  • Description
    Mid-century designers were eager to break free from the aesthetics of the past and experiment with new forms, and techniques. At the same time, especially in Europe, the modernist design movement was often based on traditional styles and materials.

    One example of this modernist approach to furniture design is this pair of oak chairs with straw seats that were made during the 1960s. These chairs represent a departure from the ornate, heavily embellished furniture of the past, and instead emphasize the beauty of the materials themselves. The dark stained oak highlights the elaborate frames, starting from the curved armrests to the double stretchers and straw seats. Oak was a popular material for furniture design in Europe during the mid-century era for several reasons; it is a hardwood that is known for its durability and strength, making it a practical choice for furniture that is designed to last. Additionally, oak has a distinctive and attractive grain pattern that can evidently add visual interest to furniture pieces. These armchairs rely on their material and the subtle decorative elements, including the spherical finials on top and the similarly shaped front feet. The curved lines of the armrests contrast nicely with the otherwise straight lines of the frames, and show wonderful craftsmanship. To add more visual and material contrast, the seats are made of woven straw. Thanks to the well-chosen proportions and the expert weaving technique, these armchairs provide great sitting comfort.

    These oak chairs are a testament to the creativity and innovation that defined furniture design during the 1960s in Europe. Whether used as decorative elements in a modern living room or as functional pieces in a minimalist dining room, this pair of armchairs are ideal organic additions sure to stand out.

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

    23.62 in W x 24.4 in D x 31.1 in H; Seat height 14.96 in; Arm height 24.4 in
    60 cm W x 62 cm D x 79 cm H; Seat height 38 cm; Arm height 62 cm

    These armchairs will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the items in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

    VAT normally applies and will be added to items when purchased by a European buyer or transported to a location within the EU.
  • More Information
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Wood, Straw
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some marks and scratches on the wood.
    Creation Date: 1960s
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20231506
    Incollect Reference #: 625705
  • Dimensions
    W. 23.62 in; H. 31.1 in; D. 24.41 in;
    W. 60 cm; H. 79 cm; D. 62 cm;
    Seat H. 14.96 in; Arm H. 24.41 in;
    Seat H. 38 cm; Arm H. 62 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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