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$ 7,500

Hans Olsen Modular Seating Model 161 for Bramin Denmark 1957 Macrame Guatamala

Documentation Ample Provenance
Documentation Notes Iconic set published multiple times on multiple sites.
Origin Denmark
Period 1950-1979
Materials Teak and macrame cord
W. 76 in; H. 27.75 in; D. 78 in;
W. 193.04 cm; H. 70.49 cm; D. 198.12 cm;
Seat H. 13 in; Back H. 27.75 in;
Seat H. 33.02 cm; Back H. 70.49 cm;
Condition Good. Really nice condition with very minor wear.
Creation Date 1958
Number of Pieces 6-7
Description Hans Olsen modular seating in teak for Bramin of Denmark design date 1957 consisting of 4 removable seats and a table which may be placed in a number of ways.
The beautifully executed macrame weaving, while extraordinary in its design and execution is a Central American add on which is probably causing great distress to the purists amongst us. It is in such good condition I didn't have the heart to cut it out and restring to its original state. The seating also had cushions which did not make the journey to Appleton.
I copied this from a fellow dealer's listing who has a wonderful bench listed in its original corded design and cushions and table to whom I am grateful for this following quoted research. Thank You, Dallas 2014.

"The case study homes were designed by significant architects in the 1940s and 1950s. Case study house #20B, also known as the 'Bass house', was completed in 1958.
This striking house was designed for Industrial and graphic designer Saul Bass and his wife, biochemist Dr. Ruth Bass and was constructed on the site of an old estate in Altadena.
Architects Conrad Buff III, Calvin C. Straub, and Donald C. Hensman of the architectural firm Buff, Straub and Hensman designed the house.
The case study homes are now listed on the National Register of Historic Homes."
The Hans Olsen Modular suite is in excellent vintage condition as pictured.
My pricing reflects the lack of corded frames and cushions I am happy to help resolve these issues with the purchaser.
Be well, Stay safe.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern, Scandinavian Modern
Incollect Reference Number 356186
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