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Pair of "Model 1514" Chairs by Fritz Hansen, Designed Denmark 1940

Documentation Documented elsewhere (similar item)
Period 1920-1949
Materials Fabric, wood
W. 23.62 in; H. 27.56 in; D. 23.23 in;
W. 60 cm; H. 70 cm; D. 59 cm;
Condition Good. In good vintage condition, the legs have some small scratches and marks. The seat and back are reupholstered in a premium fabric by de Le Cuona.
Creation Date 1940
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description Pair of Model 1514 chairs designed by the eponymous manufactory Fritz Hansen in the 1940s. This pair of lounge chairs feature stained beech legs. The back legs are slightly bent, which is a unique characteristic of Fritz Hansen’s designs. The seats and backrests are upholstered in a beautiful navy-blue fabric. The back of the chair is gently curved, accommodating the sitter. The slightly bulged seat offers great comfort, while visually complementing the backrest’s shape. These Model 1514 chairs illustrate the essence of an open and welcoming chair, that suits any interior. This set is comfortable and sculptural at the very same time, a great example of Fritz Hansen’s quality works.

About the designer:
Fritz Hansen’s history goes back to 1872. That year, the cabinet maker opened his workshop in Copenhagen under his name. Along with his son, Christian, Fitz Hansen started the production of high-quality furniture in 1885. The Fritz Hansen manufactory (a.k.a. Republic of Fritz Hansen) earned recognition and reputation for furnishing prestigious institutions such as the Copenhagen City Hall, the University Library and the Danish Supreme Court.

In the beginning of the 20th century, the manufactory started experimenting with a technique called ‘steam bending’, which ultimately led Fritz Hansen to become the world leader in the field in the 1930s. What started in 1915 with a steam bent beech chair, eventually made the company the specialist of laminate wood.

Thanks to Fritz Hansen’s collaborations with designers like Kaare Klint, the company played an important part in the development of what is today known as ‘Scandinavian design’. Post-war collaborations included Hans Wegner, Borge Mogensen and Arne Jacobsen. Jacobsen dominated the company’s designs in the 1950s, and among other world-famous designs, led to the creation of the ‘Egg chair” (1958). The company will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2022.~H.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Book References Fritz Hansen Catalogue 4202.
Dealer Reference Number 20170087
Incollect Reference Number 357094
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