Arne Hovmand-Olsen, Seating
Rare and early easy chair by Arne Hovmand-Olsen
This rare teak easy chair has a curvy seat and the back is upholstered with light fabric.Its armrests and buttons on the back are fitted with Niger leather. The chair was designed early in 1947 by Arne Hovmand-Olsen (1919-1989) and executed by J. L. Møllers Møbelfabrik in Aarhus, Denmark. It was one of the very first easy chairs Mr. Hovmand-Olsen and Niels Otto Møller, the founder of J. L. Møllers Møbelfabrik created together. And even one of the very first chairs that was executed at J. L. Møllers Møbelfabrik. The two men were both still in their 20s and just starting out on what would become very successful careers for both of them. Towards the end of the 1930s Arne Hovmand-Olsen worked at Peder Olsen Sibast carpentry on the island of Funen (a carpentry that later would become the more well-known furniture manufacturer Sibast Furniture which produced designs for Arne Vodder). But Hovmand-Olsen had the desire to create furniture designs himself, so he enrolled at Technical Collage in Århus in 1941. A few years later towards the end of WW2, having finished his studies the young Hovmand-Olsen met Niels Otto Møller at the Trade Fair in Fredericia. N. O. Møller had recently set up production facilities and shop in Århus (where Hovmand had studied and resided) and was looking to expand his furniture production. This chair became one of their first collaborations, if not the first. Literature: Møbelhandleren. No. 6, 1947. Illustrated and mentioned p. 17.
H. 56 cm. (22")
W. 52 cm. (20,5")D. 72 cm. (28,5")
Seating height 37 cm. (14,6")
Bent Møller Jepsen, Seating
Sofa set with pink mohair by Bent Møller JepsenThese two sculptural easy chairs and matching sofa have teak legs and large teak arm handles. Their seat, back and sides are upholstered with pink mohair fabric and the back fitted with buttons. The model is a variant of the so called ”TV Chair”-model designed 1950s. The set was executed by Danish manufacturer Simo in the 1950s.
Rare bamboo and rattan furniture set by Flemming LassenThis important bamboo and rattan furniture set by architect Flemming Lassen (1902-1984) consists of a unique two-seater sofa and three easy chairs. The circular coffee table, top and shelf of raw glass by architect Jørgen Rohweder (1904-1994). Original cushions included, upholstered with green striped “Capsella” fabric designed by Danish textile artist Helga Foghs (1902-1974). The lounge chairs are model umber 340 and they were designed in 1940 and exhibited at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition in 1940. These examples manufactured 1940 by E.V.A. Nissen & Co. LITERATURE: Sigvard Bernadotte & Johs. Lehm-Laursen, Moderne Dansk Boligkunst, 1947, Vol 2, p. 184. Sketch drawning courtesy of the Danish National Art Library. Sofa: L. 129 cm. Table: H. 58,5 cm. Diam. 67 cm.
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")
Fritz Hansen, Seating
Pair of lounge chairs with woven paper cord seats by Fritz HansenThese lounge chairs have frames of stained beech. The seats are of original woven paper cord. The chairs were manufactured by Fritz Hansens Eftfl. Denmark ca. in the 1930s. They are marked with a brass sign: Fritz Hansens Eftfl. København.