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


Easy Chair by Jørgen Høj and Poul Kjærholm, Denmark 1952

$ 12,825
  • Description
    Designed in 1952 by Jørgen Høj and Poul Kjærholm for Thorald Madsen Cabinetmakers, this easy chair in ash and flag halyard is a true modernist masterpiece. Removing everything that was not strictly necessary for its shape and function, the designers created a geometrical and transparent work, that is subtle and subdued while screaming for attention at the same time.
    The work was presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition at the Designmuseum Danmark in 1952, actually the only time Kjærholm participated in this event and although the design was daring for its time, it was welcomed as a breath of fresh air at the exhibition. As a reviewer at the time wrote:⠀
    "The most ‘progressive’ interior… was no doubt the one made by architects Jørgen Høj and Poul Kjærholm in collaboration with Thorald Madsen.⠀(…) One has to admit that it provided a refreshing change from the pervading solemnity. It is the duty of all exhibitions to present experiments of this kind which are delightful to some and outrageous to others.”⠀
    The work comes with its original flag halyard, has a beautiful lightly patinated ash frame and was produced by Thorald Madsen in the 1960s
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Denmark
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Wood, Woven Cord
    Condition: Good. Wear due to age and use. Item has some marks and scratches.
    Creation Date: 1952
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    Book References: Grete Jalk: “40 Years of Danish Furniture Design”, vol. 3. p. 220–221. The Furniture of Poul Kjaerholm: Catalogue Raisonné, Sheridan, ppg. 24-25 Danish Chairs, Oda, p. 173
    Dealer Reference #: 20180139
    Incollect Reference #: 353832
  • Dimensions
    W. 25.98 in; H. 23.62 in; D. 30.31 in;
    W. 66 cm; H. 60 cm; D. 77 cm;
    Seat H. 7.87 in;
    Seat H. 20 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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