Pair of orchestra chairs for musicians by Vilhelm Lauritzen
This pair of orchestra chairs was designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894-1984) for musicians to be seated comfortably in the concert hall inside ‘Radiohuset’ (The Radio Building) – the now former headquarters of national Danish broadcaster DR.
Vilhelm Lauritzen designed Radiohuset from 1935 to 1945 when it was officially opened. It was a time when radio was a new and exciting form of technology that gave the people an experience out of the ordinary, and therefore when it came to the designing the interior of Radiohuset that too had to be out of the ordinary. Very exclusive materials were used and everything was custom made. A young Finn Juhl was also part of the project as he worked for V. Lauritzen at the time.
The frame of the chairs is solid oak and they are upholstered with light wool fabric. Their legs swirl elegantly down to the brass feet. Both seat and backrest of the chairs are adjustable to suit specific needs for comfort.
The chairs are not only suitable for musicians, also creative artist such as painters and writers could benefit from them. The chairs artistic design would furthermore add elegance to most locations.
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.
Pair of lounge chairs with seat cushions by Hans Olsen
This pair of lounge chairs with seat cushions were designed in 1956 by Hans Olsen (1919-1992). The chairs have model number 187. They are upholstered with white and black Savak wool by Gabriel. Their legs are of stained wood.
The lounge chairs are executed and marked by Bramin (previously N. A. Jørgensens Møbelfabrik), Denmark.
This chair model was the predecessor to the so-called "Fried Egg" model 188 also designed by Hans Olsen 1956.
A matching sofa is also available.
Measurements for the chairs:
W. 82 cm.
D. 70 cm.
Set of eight mahogany dining chairs by Ole Wanscher
This set of eight dining chairs designed by Ole Wanscher (1903-1985) is executed in mahogany. Back of the chairs have cross-bars and the seats are upholstered with black fabric.
These chairs were executed ca. in the 1950s for luxury department store Illums Bolighus.
The have metal tags: ILLUMS BOLIGHUS KØBENHAVN.
H. 85 cm. (33,5")
Seating height 44 cm. (17,3")
A matching elliptical dining table with extension and two extra leaves is also available. Photos of the table available on request.
H. 74 cm. (29")
L. 183/241/299 cm. (72"/95"/118")
1940s lounge chairs with black fabric by Frits Henningsen
This set of two lounge chairs were executed by master cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen (1889-1965) ca. in the 1940s.
The legs are in mahogany and the front pair are profiled. The seat and back are upholstered with patterned black fabric.
Both Ole Wanscher and A. J. Iversen also used this type of patterned fabric for some of their best furnitures.
A sofa with matching upholstery is also available.