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Svend Skipper “Model 91” Easy Chair, Denmark 1960s

Documentation Documented elsewhere (similar item)
Origin Denmark
Period 1950-1979
Materials Teak Wood, Fabric
W. 31.1 in; H. 38.98 in; D. 34.25 in;
W. 79 cm; H. 99 cm; D. 87 cm;
Seat H. 13.78 in;
Seat H. 35 cm;
Condition Good. In great condition.
Creation Date 1960s
Description This chair is the most recognisable model of Danish designer and manufacturer, Sven Skipper and a great example of the mid-century design era. Skipper only created commissioned pieces, meaning none of his designs were mass produced.

“Model 91” features a masterfully sculpted teak base and legs. The teak tips “poke out” at the end of the upholstered armrests, which is a very characteristic design element of this model. The high, wing-back with pleats and a loose cushion provides great sitting comfort while also creating a welcoming silhouette.

The design was created in 1956 and this particular piece was manufactured by Skipper Møbelfabrik in the 1960s. For its resemblance to Hans J. Wegner’s “Papa Bear” chair, this model is often referred to by that name, however, “Model 91” was only made on order. Skipper’s craftsmanship and quality can be observed in every single piece of his.

About the designer:
Svend Skipper was a Danish furniture designer and manufacturer. Skipper Møbelfabrik was founded in 1955 by the namesake and has since produced seating furniture as a Danish craft for almost 6 decades. The manufacturer still exists, and “Model 91” has been relaunched in 2011 as a response to its growing popularity and rarity. ~H.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Book References Mobilia Volume 6 #73 August 1961, edited by Paul Henningsen & Gunnar Bratvold. Published by [Snekkersten: Mobilia, 1961]
Dealer Reference Number 20200362
Incollect Reference Number 374263
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