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$ 5,130

Solid Teak Danish Lounge Chair, Denmark 1950s

Origin Denmark
Period 1950-1979
Materials Fabric, Wood
W. 29.53 in; H. 25.59 in; D. 28.35 in;
W. 75 cm; H. 65 cm; D. 72 cm;
Seat H. 13.78 in;
Seat H. 35 cm;
Condition Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor scratches and marks on the wood. The chair has been reupholstered recently in a light premium fabric.
Creation Date 1950s
Description The 1950s saw brilliant Danish designers and cabinetmakers working to create furniture of the highest quality that explored modern shapes and forms. These designers experimented with new materials and construction methods, but crucially, they all had a formal training, either as architects or as furniture makers. This sculptural lounge chair shows how successful these experiments were.

Throughout the 1950s, Danish wood distributors were importing as many as 150 different kinds of woods annually. In addition to mahogany from Cuba, rosewood from Brazil, to name but a few, Danish Modern furniture also incorporated materials like rattan from Indonesia and goatskin from Nigeria. But certainly, foremost among these imported materials was teak. However, furniture makers typically couldn’t afford the cost, therefore, in the first half of the 20th century, they used teak only sparingly. The material defines this lounge chair’s qualities, such as being durable, waterproof, and easy to bend. Thanks to this, the wooden structure is of the highest quality and the expert skill of the cabinetmaker is very visible. The frame has numerous architectural solutions both visually and technically, such as the joinery and the metal support in the back. These solutions are all in service of the chair’s functionality and comfort. The back is in a permanently reclined position with a raised seat and wide armrests to provide a comfortable lounging position for the sitter. The removable, upholstered seat and back cushion are perfect additions to add more comfort, while also not shifting the focus from the teak structure.

The modern and elegant look of this chair comes from the mixture of the brass fittings, the premium upholstery, and the beautiful teak wood. What brings together these materials, however, is the great craftsmanship of the Danish cabinetmaker.

In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor scratches and marks on the wood. The chair has been reupholstered recently in a light premium fabric.

29.52 in W x 28.34 in D x 25.59 in H; Seat height 13.77 in
75 cm W x 72 cm D x 65 cm H; Seat height 35 cm

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 20210662
Incollect Reference Number 475616
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