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Gösta Jonsson Lounge Chair from Jönköping, Sweden 1940s

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Documentation Documented elsewhere (similar item)
Origin Sweden
Period 1920-1949
Materials Sheepskin, Wood
Dimensions
W. 30.71 in; H. 27.95 in; D. 34.65 in;
W. 78 cm; H. 71 cm; D. 88 cm;
Seat H. 16.14 in;
Seat H. 41 cm;
Condition Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair has been reupholstered recently in premium sheepskin.
Creation Date 1940s
Description This lounge chair by Swedish designer, Gösta Jonsson, exudes quality and personality from all angles, and is the designer’s most famous model. The basic Swedish design principles are all present and upholstered in soft and stylish sheepskin.

With organic forms and harmonious proportions, this model is an excellent example of the great Swedish design from the era. Designed in the early phase of what we know today as mid-century modern, this lounge chair has a classic shape, paired with modern design. The generous seat and back are welcoming, with the latter curving in such an angle that the sitter is “hugged”. The large, curved backrest features tufted buttons and follows the curve of the equally generous seat, creating a harmonious look. The backside of this chair is quite striking, as it is created from a single piece stemming from the base. The sheepskin used for the upholstery is the ultimate material for comfort, warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It elevates the sheer size and shape of the chair, especially its back, beautifully. At the same time, the wood also remains in the focus, for as it is the most important material in Swedish mid-century design. The solid, stained wood legs are tapered to lighten the look, but are thick enough at the top to provide adequate joinery strength.

The artisanal production quality shows throughout this chair and takes the Swedish idea of furniture that last for generations seriously. The harmony of craftsmanship, the materials and the design makes this lounge chair ideal for any interior and style.

Condition:
In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair has been reupholstered recently in premium sheepskin.

Dimensions:
78 cm W x 88 cm D x 71 cm H x 41 cm SH

Shipping:
This lounge chair will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in the gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern, Scandinavian Modern
Dealer Reference Number 20210542
Incollect Reference Number 474143
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