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


"Razorblade" Dining Chairs by Henning Kjærnulf (attr.), Denmark ca 1970s

$ 8,360
  • Description
    This rare set bears the unmistakeable oak structures created Danish designer and craftsman, Henning Kjaernulf with the distinctive “razorblade” backs. This set was manufactured by the Danish company, Nyrup Møbelfabrik during the 1970s and has an elemental, brutalist look from a mature era of Scandinavian design.

    It is easy to see where the nickname of these chairs stem from. The slightly curved backrests have decorative razorblade-shaped cutouts, an unparalleled design feature. The chairs are visually stimulating, featuring both angular and rounded shapes. The scalloped pattern is mirrored in the seats as well, tying in the rest of the structures to the backs. The style and shape of the seats and legs have a much more pared down look that relies on the natural beauty of the oak. The backs have a unique, arched shape formed by the elongated back legs that near each other towards the top. Thanks to the seamless joinery, there are no visible screws, making the chairs effortlessly elegant. While the high level of craftsmanship is evident from afar as well, the smaller details become evident upon closer inspection. The carefully sculpted seats, the hand carved backs accommodating the backrests, and the scalloped details all speak tales of Danish craftsmanship and its preference for high quality woods with stunning natural qualities.

    With a commitment to combine tradition and modernity, this rare set is a timeless classic composed of heirloom pieces from Henning Kjærnulf’s more mature design era that is more streamlined without the Baroque-like features. The chairs’ features are greatly enhanced when they are put together, and thanks to the hand carved details, no two of the six chairs are perfectly identical, making this a truly unique dining set.

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

    With armrests:
    18.11 in W x 20.47 in D x 35.03 in H; Seat height 17.32 in
    46 cm W x 52 cm D x 89 cm H; Seat height 44 cm

    These chairs 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
    Origin: Denmark
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Wood
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some small marks and scratches on the wood.
    Creation Date: ca 1970s
    Number of Pieces: 6-7
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Brutalist, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20232050
    Incollect Reference #: 684296
  • Dimensions
    W. 18.11 in; H. 35.04 in; D. 20.47 in;
    W. 46 cm; H. 89 cm; D. 52 cm;
    Seat H. 17.32 in;
    Seat H. 44 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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