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“Schulz” Lounge Chair by Otto Schulz for Jio Möbler Jönköping, Sweden ca 1940

Documentation Documented elsewhere (similar item)
Origin Sweden
Period 1920-1949
Materials Wood - Sheepskin
W. 31.89 in; H. 27.76 in; D. 29.33 in;
W. 81 cm; H. 70.5 cm; D. 74.5 cm;
Seat H. 18.31 in;
Seat H. 46.5 cm;
Condition Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair has been reupholstered recently in premium sheepskin.
Creation Date 1940
Description The “Schulz” is a model with a design that dates back to 1936 and is a staple piece on lists detailing the most important Swedish furniture models of all time. This lounge chair exudes quality and personality from all angles.

Designed in the early phase of what we know today as mid-century modern, the first “Schulz” chairs were produced by Otto Schulz's legendary own company, BOET in Gothenburg. In 1941, the production was transferred to the newly started Jio Möbler factory in Jönköping, where the model got its name. With its classic shape paired with modern design, the generous seat and back, the Schulz was one of the most loved chairs in Sweden during the 1940s. The large, curved backrest features tufted buttons and follows the curve of the voluptuous seat, creating an inviting and open look. From the sides the floating back becomes visible, supported solely by the exposed, elongated back legs. The wood is the most important material in Swedish mid-century design, therefore the luxurious upholstery highlights and complements the beauty of the wood rather than overpowering it. The sheepskin used for the upholstery is the ultimate material for comfort, warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Jio Möbler has been producing unique, exclusive and handmade upholstered furniture of the highest quality since 1941. The artisanal production quality shows throughout this chair and takes the Swedish idea of furniture that last for generations seriously.

In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair has been reupholstered recently in premium sheepskin.

31.88 in W x 29.33 in D x 27.75 in H; Seat height 18.3 in
81 cm W x 74.5 cm D x 70.5 cm H; Seat height 46.5 cm

About the Designer:
Otto Schulz (1882-1970) was a 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.

This lounge chair will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in the gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern, Scandinavian Modern
Dealer Reference Number 20170064
Incollect Reference Number 442908
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