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.
Rare teak sofa with original upholstery by Grete Jalk
This rare teak sofa designed ca. 1952 by Grete Jalk (1920-2006) has its original seat and back cushions with spring coils. The cushions are upholstered with the original green fabric designed by Grete Jalk (verified by Grete Jalk 24 October 2001).
The sofa was executed ca. 1952 by France and Daverkosen (later France & Son). France and Daverkosen was in the 1950s one of the most successful Danish furniture manufacturers. The company was founded by Fearnley France and now famous and very established architects like Finn Juhl, Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard and Ole Wanscher created designs for France and Daverkosen.
The model number of this sofa is 118/4.
It is marked with France and Daverkosen plaque on lower backrest.
This early and original model is an absolute rarity.
Literature: Mobilia 1955
H. 84 cm. (33")
L. 205 cm. (80,1")
D. 80 cm. (31,5")
Very rare three-seater sofa of nut wood by Kaj Gottlob
This very rare three-seater sofa was designed in 1930 by Kaj Gottlob (1887-1976).
It has a frame of nut wood. The seat, back and sides are upholstered with blue fabric.
This example executed 1933 by master cabinetmaker A. J. Iversen. Denmark. Copy of receipt from A. J. Iversen included.
Exhibited: The present model was exhibited at The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' 4th Guild Exhibition, Teknologisk Instituts Udstillingslokaler, Copenhagen, stand 4A, Oct. 11. – Oct. 26. 1930. Exhibition Designer: Magnus Læssøe Stephensen.
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 1, pp. 78-79, ill. p. 79.