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Otto Schultz (Attributed)

Floating Easy Chair by Otto Schulz (attr.), Sweden 1940s

Origin Sweden
Period 1920-1949
Materials sheepskin, oak
W. 27.95 in; H. 31.3 in; D. 30.91 in;
W. 71 cm; H. 79.5 cm; D. 78.5 cm;
Seat H. 16.93 in;
Seat H. 43 cm;
Condition Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor scratches and marks on the wood.
Description This peculiar mid-century easy chair features multiple distinctive characteristics, from its floating back to the curvaceous armrests. This model is, without a doubt, the work of a master cabinetmaker.

The elegant organic lines of the design create a striking silhouette. Its generous proportions and luxurious upholstery provide great sitting comfort. The chair’s seat and backrest are separated in a style that is typical of Swedish designer, Otto Schulz. This stylish feature highlights the beautiful oaken frame. The armrests are in a peculiar shape, wider in the middle, and along with the generous proportions and upholstery, are perfectly sculpted to accommodate the sitter. Schulz was known for his floating back designs as seen here, preventing the chair from looking heavy.

Danish Modern furniture reflected Scandinavian materials and craftsmanship and mixed them with a modern style. This is reflected in the beautiful sheepskin upholstery, which give this easy chair a soft, modern edge. The sturdy frame and armrests are all carved from solid oak and have acquired a beautiful patina over the decades.

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

27.95 in W x 30.90 in D x 31.29 in H; Seat height 16.92 in
71 cm W x 78,5 cm D x 79,5 cm H; Seat height 43 cm

About the (attributed) designer:
Otto Schulz (1882-1970) was Swedish interior designer, furniture designer, publisher and founder of the furniture company BOET in Gothenburg.
Schulz was born in Germany and moved to Sweden in 1907. He mainly produced opulent upholstered furniture, as well as lavishly inlaid, decorative box furniture style-wise between functionalism and traditionalism. He has some of his own invented techniques patented, including the use of decorative nails as part of the design, called Bopoint. After establishing his own furniture company, BOET, he used it as a showroom to exhibit his designs as well.

In the 1920s he started publishing the eponymous magazine BOET, which was also a platform for his own collection. The magazine was at the time the most influential, appearing in regular editions in Sweden and often included interviews with well-known designers and architects. ~H.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern, Scandinavian Modern
Dealer Reference Number 20200411
Incollect Reference Number 416098
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