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


Johannes Andersen "Excellent" Lounge Chair, Sweden 1960s

$ 6,270
  • Description
    Johannes Andersen's model "Excellent" lounge chair is a timeless icon of Swedish mid-century modern design.

    In the annals of mid-century Swedish furniture design, Johannes Andersen stands as a luminary whose creations have left an ineradicable mark on the world of interior aesthetics. Among his masterpieces, the "Excellent" chair, crafted for Trensums Fåtöljfabrik circa 1961, emerges as a timeless icon of Scandinavian design prowess, embodying the ethos of functionality, simplicity, and exquisite craftsmanship.

    Like most furniture from Scandinavia, this lounge chair model was also made with great care and accuracy, which we could observe throughout the fully upholstered, solid wood frame. The elegant design and beautiful line work that defines the aesthetic still feels fresh and enchanting today with intricate details and artisan craftsmanship.

    Born in Aarhus, Denmark, in 1903, Johannes Andersen embarked on his journey into the realm of furniture design with an innate passion for woodworking. Trained as a cabinetmaker, Andersen's keen eye for detail and his dedication to honing his craft led him to establish himself as one of the pre-eminent designers of his time. His work seamlessly blends traditional craftsmanship with modernist sensibilities, earning him widespread acclaim and cementing his status as a pioneer of Danish modern furniture.

    Trensums Fåtöljfabrik, the esteemed Swedish furniture manufacturer, provided Andersen with the platform to showcase his visionary designs to a discerning audience. Founded in 1916 in the small town of Trensum, the company had already established a reputation for excellence in craftsmanship and quality materials by the time Andersen collaborated with them. This partnership proved to be a match made in design heaven, as Andersen's innovative concepts found a perfect outlet in Trensums Fåtöljfabrik's skilled artisans and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.

    The "Excellent" chair epitomizes Andersen's design philosophy, marrying form and function in perfect harmony. Crafted from rich, solid teak wood, the chair boasts clean lines and organic curves that exude an understated elegance. Its ergonomic design ensures both comfort and support, making it as practical as it is aesthetically pleasing. The meticulous attention to detail, from the seamless joinery to the smooth finish, is a testament to Andersen's unwavering commitment to quality craftsmanship.

    Beyond its visual appeal, the "Excellent" chair embodies the ethos of sustainability that has come to define Scandinavian design. This chair reflects Andersen's belief in creating objects that endure, both in terms of quality and style. In an age where disposable consumerism reigns supreme, the enduring legacy of the "Excellent" chair serves as a reminder of the enduring value of thoughtful, well-crafted design.

    Today, as vintage "Excellent" chairs continue to grace homes and museums around the world, Johannes Andersen's legacy lives on, a testament to the enduring power of visionary design. And as we marvel at the timeless beauty of this iconic piece, we are reminded of the profound impact that one man's passion for craftsmanship can have on the world of design.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair has been re-upholstered by a previous owner. Each of our items can be re-upholstered by our in-house atelier in a fabric of choice. Please reach out for more information.

    33.46 in W x 31.88 in D x 30.7 in H; Seat height 16.14 in; Arm height 19.48 cm 19.48 in
    85 cm W x 81 cm D x 75.5 cm H; Seat height 41 cm; Arm height 49.5 cm

    This lounge chair will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the item 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
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Sweden
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Wood, Fabric
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair has been re-upholstered by a previous owner. Each of our items can be re-upholstered by our in-house atelier in a fabric of choice. Please reach out for more information.
    Creation Date: 1960s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20232172
    Incollect Reference #: 710784
  • Dimensions
    W. 33.46 in; H. 29.72 in; D. 31.89 in;
    W. 85 cm; H. 75.5 cm; D. 81 cm;
    Seat H. 16.14 in; Arm H. 19.49 in;
    Seat H. 41 cm; Arm H. 49.5 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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