Peter Hvidt og Orla Mølgaard Nielsen, Seating
Executive high back leather armchair with brass feet by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard NielsenThis executive high back leather armchair high back with brass feet was designed by architects Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard Nielsen in 1948 for The Danish Medical Association. It was designed for the boardroom of their head quarters, Domus Medica. The armchair was executed by cabinetmaker Gustav Bertelsen. The architects were given free hands to design the interior. But when discussing chairs for the boardroom, they were specifically told that seating comfort was crucial as board meetings could last for up to 12 hours! Which is why the chair has a spring cushion seat and upholstered armrests. H. 112 cm. (44") W. 63 cm. (24,8") D. 85 cm. (33,5" Seating H. 45,5 cm. (18")
Danish cabinetmaker, Seating
High back armchair with leather by Danish cabinetmakerThis highback armchair has a frame of nutwood. It is upholstered with leather and fitted with brass nails.
Kaare Klint, Seating
High back leather upholstered armchair by Kaare KlintThis high back armchair of mahogany was designed by Kaare Klint (1888-1954) back in 1939. It was manufactured by Rud. Rasmussen Cabinetmakers, Denmark. The model is called 'Nørrevold' after the location of the building in central Copenhagen it was designed for. The model number is 5999. The seat and back are upholstered with patinated black leather as well as the adjustable headrest. Cabinetmaker Rudolf Rasmussen, born in 1888, the same year as Klint, had in 1904 taken over the family carpentry business from his father, founder Rudolph Rasmussen. Kaare Klint knew Rudolf from when they both attended Gregersens school in the well off neighbourhood of Frederiksberg. At the time a school where sons of architects and artists were mixed with the kids from the rougher neighbouring quarter (Nørrebro, where the Rud. Rasmussen family had their carpentry). The two peers would stick together and work together throughout their career. They even attended a local gymnastics team in their older years.
H. 114 cm. (44,9")
W. 65 cm. (25,6")D. 68 cm. (26,8")
Seating height 48 cm. (18,9")
Sold products, Hans J. Wegner
SOLD - Rare edition of the China chair in walnut by Hans J. WegnerThis rare edition of the "China chair" by Danish architect Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) has a frame of walnut. If has a loose seat cushion upholstered with patinated natural leather, fitted with buttons. The modelnumber is FH4283 and it was designed in 1944. This particular chair was executed in 1977 by Fritz Hansen. It is a limited jubilee edition of 250 chairs. The chair is no. 164/250. It has the maker's silver plaque in back and maker's label. Exhibited: The model was exhibited at the Spring Exhibition of Danish Arts and Crafts in 1944 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Literature: Noritsugu Oda, "Danish Chairs", 1999. p. 104-105.
Hans J. Wegner, Seating
Unique armchair with red Niger leather by Hans J. WegnerThis unique armchair was designed and executed in 1948 by Danish architect Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) and master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen (1886-1961). It has a cherry wood frame and is upholstered with red Niger leather. Provenance: Architect Tang Ørnebjerg. The chair was made by special order for his apartment in Frederiksberg. It was purchased in 1948 directly from Johannes Hansen in Bredgade, Copenhagen. A sketch drawing of the chair plus the original receipt with Mr. Wegner’s own signature included. H. 83 cm (32,7") D. 50 cm. (19,7") Seating H. 39 cm. (15,4") W. 67,5 cm. (26,6")
Grete Jalk, Grete Jalk & Ejner Larsen, Seating
Very rare and early wingback armchair by Grete Jalk and Ejner Larsen
This very rare wingback was designed in 1946 by Grete Jalk (1920-2006) and Ejner Larsen (1917-1987). The legs are of elm. Seat, back and sides are upholstered with light fabric including Niger leather buttons and piping.The young Grete Jalk had just finished her studies at the Danish Design Academy, where she had trained to become a furniture designer, when she in collaboration with the slightly older Ejner Larsen designed this wingback. Ejner Larsen had finished his studies a few years earlier and was in 1946 actually teaching at the academy. Together they entered the cabinetmaker’s design competition in 1946. Jalk had entered the competition the year before without success, but this time she wins 1st prize with Ejner Larsen. After having won she is offered a position at the academy in Stockholm and despite her collaborative success with Ejner Larsen she accepts and moves to Sweden - for six months initially, but she ends up staying on for longer. Back in Denmark Ejner Larsen is looking for a new partner and the year after he joins forces with Aksel Bender Madsen, whom he had studied with at the academy. The two would go on to collaborate for decades and most of the time with master cabinetmaker Willy Beck, who also helped Jalk and Larsen execute this particular wingback chair. This wingback was exhibited at The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition, Kunstindustrimuseet, stand 17, Sep 27 to Oct 13 1946. H. 111 cm. (43,7") D. 85 cm. (33,5") Seating H. 42 cm. (16,5") W. 85 cm. (33,5") Literature: Grete Jalk, ed., 40 years of Danish furniture design: the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibitions 1927-1966; Dansk møbelkunst gennem 40 aar: Københavns Snedkerlaugs møbeludstillinger 1927-1966, Copenhagen, 1987, Volume 2, pp. 286-287, ill. p. 287.
Sold products, Steen Eiler Rasmussen
SOLD - Rare asymmetric arm chair with Niger leather by Steen Eiler RasmussenThis very rare asymmetric arm chair was named the 'Make-yourself-at-home'-chair by the man behind the design architect Steen Eiler Rasmussen (1898-1990). He designed the chair in 1936. It is upholstered with Niger leather with legs of mahogany stained beech. The asymmetrical chair was executed by master cabinetmaker A.J. Iversen. To our knowledge only a total of four known examples. Two of those – a set of mirrored twins – are currently found at Ringsted city hall. Exhibited: The present model was exhibited at the ‘Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibition’, Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, 30 Sep – 16 Oct 1949, stand 20. Press: Danish newspaper ‘Politiken’, 30th Sep. 1949, p. 10 Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen Steen Eiler Rasmussen, probably best known as a specialist in town planning, has designed an easy chair for A.J. Iversen. The back is high in one side to provide support for the shoulders and then drops steeply to satisfy the need for a place to rest one’s elbow – an inclination we all have after sitting a while. For the same reason one armrest is only half the height of the other. A high armrest is uncomfortable if one whishes to sit with one’s leg over the side of the chair. Steen Eiler Rasmussen’s chair epitomizes the present exhibition: somewhat old-fashioned in its form and yet with great measure of freedom in the practical application. Press: Danish newspaper ‘Nationaltidende’, 30 Sep 1949, p 5: The professor himself calls the chair the make-youself-at-home-chair. He got the idea on the ferry to England, where he noticed how especially gentlemen had a habit of putting their legs over the arm rest to relax. But ordinary chairs aren’t suited for that as opposed to Eiler Rasmussen’s chair which only has a high back on one side. It would be especially practical as an executive office chair. Guests will be more inclined to feel at ease when they are offered a seat in the make-yourself-at-home-chair. H. 102 cm. (40,16") W. 75 cm. (29,5") D. 82,5 cm. (32,5")