Chris Sørensen, Kaare Klint, Seating
Rare set of four fumed oak chairs with black leather by Chris SørensenThis rare set of four fumed oak chairs with patinated black leather is by architect Chris Sørensen. The chairs were designed in 1955 and executed by Nils Otto Møllers company 'J. L. Møllers møbelfabrik' in Aarhus, Denmark. The model number is 74. Fumed oak or smoked oak as it is also known has in fact nothing to do with smoke or heat treatment. The original light oak wood was made darker by exposing it to ammonia fumes. The ammonia reacts with the natural tannins in the wood, which gives it a darker colour and brings out the grain pattern. The longer the wood is exposed to ammonia the darker it gets. Apparently this ageing technique was invented by accident in England hundreds of years ago, when it was noticed that oak planks stored in the horse stable would darken because of exposure to the ammonia fumes from the horse urine. H 78 cm. (30,7") W 51 cm. (20") L 46 cm. (18,1") Seating H 42 (16,5")
Hans Olsen, Seating
Sculptural teak lounge chair - The Orange - by Hans Olsen
This sculptural teak lounge chair was nicknamed "Appelsinen" (The Orange).
Its sweeping seat and back are upholstered with yellow wool.
Sometimes referred to as model number is 55, since it was designed in 1955. But official model number is 137.
The model has recently been reproduced, but this original example was executed by N. A. Jørgensens Møbelfabrik (Bramminge), Denmark in the late 1950s.H. 79 cm. (31,1") W. 60 cm. (23,7") Seating height 33 cm. (13")
Nanna Ditzel, Seating
Very rare pair of velour upholstered chairs by Nanna DitzelThis very rare pair of chairs designed by Nanna Ditzel has sculptural armrests like tiny wings. The chairs have stained oak legs. Sides, seats and backs are upholstered with a yellowish velour. The chairs were designed in 1955 and executed by master cabinetmaker Knud Willadsen, owner of Søren Willadsens Møbelfabrik, Denmark. The chair model was exhibited at the Fredericia Furniture fair in 1955 at Søren Willadsens Møbelfabrik's stand. Here it was presented as a desk chair together with Ditzel's more famous model 93 desk.