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$ 27,550

Pair of Tripod Lounge Chairs by Pavel Novak, Czechoslovakia 1980s

Documentation Documented elsewhere (similar item)
Origin Czech Republic
Period 1980-1999
Materials Oak - Lether
W. 40.94 in; H. 48.82 in; D. 30.71 in;
W. 104 cm; H. 124 cm; D. 78 cm;
Seat H. 20.08 in;
Seat H. 51 cm;
Condition Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some cracks and marks on the wood.
Creation Date 1980s
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description The Czech designer, Pavel Novak’s corpus of work is finally starting to surface, and as these chairs show, we are lucky to witness it. Described as a "bedroom genius" whose life and work would have deserved a completely different fate, Novak often worked with a gouge, that originally never had any other vocation than to furnish his farm.

The chairs are made of hand gouged oak, which is in itself a time-consuming and rare woodcarving technique. While most manuals offer help with fixing gouges in wood, Novak used the technique to create these rustic looking bodies that can be considered to be functional sculptures. Thanks to the unique, hand-carved texture, each lounge chair is one of a kind, with a unique pattern. The leather seat is suspended between the three legs, one of which is elongated to serve as a backrest. The chairs’ joinery technique is seamless and shows the outstanding craftsmanship and vision of Novak. The leather straps are inset into the legs in a rough, yet sophisticated way.

Rough yet sophisticated defines the overall aesthetic of these chairs, which is reflected in the pairing of the materials as well. The patinated cognac leather’s even surface contrasts beautifully with the gouged, coarse look of the oak. With its straightforward design, this pair is a seminal work of Pavel Novak. ~H.

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

40.94 in W x 30.7 in D x 48.81 in H; Seat height 20.07 in
104 cm W x 78 cm D x 124 cm H; Seat height 51 cm

These lounge chairs will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
Styles / Movements Modern
Dealer Reference Number 20210545-1 + 20210545-2
Incollect Reference Number 446416
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