Unique chair bench with woven canvas seat by Jørgen Gammelgaard
This unique chair bench by Jørgen Gammelgaard (1938-1991) was made as a prototype for The Royal National Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark ca. 1983 when architects Eva and Nils Koppel decorated the new actors foyer as part of the extension at Kgs. Nytorv.
It has a frame of maple with a black-lacquered back piece and a long seat with woven canvas.
The idea was to create a piece of furniture for actors and ballet dancers to both sit and stretch during rehearsal- or performance-breaks.
The hand-built prototype was never produced in numbers.
In the late 1950s Jørgen Gammelgaard worked as a cabinetmaker with A. J. Iversen before studying at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen, where he worked under architects Poul Kjærholm and Ole Wanscher.
Literature: 'Jørgen Gammelgaard' by Per Mollerup, 1995
SOLD - Rare edition of the China chair in walnut by Hans J. Wegner
This 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.