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


Finnish Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Lounge Chair, Finland ca 1950s

$ 6,270
  • Description
    The Nordic perspective on cabinetmaking is exceptional, and Finland is no exception, quite the opposite. Wood is omnipresent in the Nordics, and Finnish woodworking is world-famous for its traditions. The elegantly modern shape of this chair is evidence of Finnish craftsmanship, aided by great choice of materials.

    This lounge chair is immensely elegant, while also keeping the warmth and cosiness that is often associated with mid-century design. The design’s shape and solid wooden legs show the signs of a master cabinetmaker whose craftsmanship is a collection of musings and factual knowledge about the traditions of Nordic woodworking. Here, the beautiful light upholstery, the wooden frame, and the traditional craft of woodworking translate the primordial beauty of nature into a modern furniture design. The design aims to maximize comfort while putting an emphasis on elegance and function. This is most visible in the round, welcoming body, enhanced by the premium fabric the chair is covered in. The interesting textural variety and pattern of the fabric is the main decorative element, adding plenty of visual appeal. The short, tapered legs add a modern, organic feel, balancing out the voluptuous seat and back. The back legs are especially attention grabbing, with a deep curve that supports the chair.

    Finnish master cabinetmakers have been creating products that last for a lifetime and become heirlooms naturally. Crafted with precision from solid wood, finished with attention to detail and care for the environment, this lounge chair stands the test of time thanks to both its aesthetic quality and build.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair has been reupholstered recently 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.

    28.74 in W x 29.92 in D x 29.13 in H; Seat height 15.74 in
    73 cm w x 76 cm D x 74 cm H; Seat height 40 cm

    About the Designer:
    Finland declared its independence in 1917, began industrialization relatively late – in the early 1950s, and currently has a population of only around 5.5 million people. Seen in this context, the impact of Finnish design on architecture, industrial design, glassware, textile design, and handicrafts is even more remarkable.

    Icons like Alvar Aalto, Kaj Franck, and Tapio Wirkkala have left their mark on the world. At the same time, brands like Artek, Iittala, Nikari, and Marimekko have transformed the way contemporary interiors look and feel thanks to collections of Finnish modern furniture, home accessories, and decorative items that capture the spirit of Finland. Understated, minimalist, sustainable, and focused on function, Finnish design uses nature as a major source of inspiration. Timelessness is a core concept, which is achieved by quality and by keeping the traditional aesthetic in the focus. Finnish design is more than just a pretty object. It is a way of living. Design here is woven seamlessly into everyday life and surrounds you wherever you go. Good design is timeless. When you find something that works you keep it. Nothing is too old. As the famous Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto once said: “Nothing is ever reborn but neither does it totally disappear. And that which has once been born, will always reappear in a new form.”

    As the saying goes, Finnish design isn’t just something you see — it is something you experience. It begins the moment you step on Finnish soil, and follows you everywhere and stays with you long after you’ve left.

    This lounge chair will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the item 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
    Origin: Finland
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Fabric, Wood
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair has been reupholstered recently 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.
    Creation Date: ca 1950s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20220968
    Incollect Reference #: 627379
  • Dimensions
    W. 28.74 in; H. 29.13 in; D. 29.92 in;
    W. 73 cm; H. 74 cm; D. 76 cm;
    Seat H. 15.75 in;
    Seat H. 40 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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