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
Unique desk chair with red Niger leather by Hans J. Wegner
This unique desk chair was designed and executed in 1948 by Danish architect Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) and master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen (1886-1961).
The chair has a cherry wood frame and red Niger leather upholstery.
Provenance: Architect Tang Ørnebjerg. This desk 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 desk chair plus original receipt with Mr. Wegner’s own signature included.
H. 84 cm. (33")
W. 62,5 cm. (24,6")
D. 45 cm. (17,7")
Seating H. 43,5 cm. (17,1)
Pair of lounge chairs with woven paper cord seats by Fritz Hansen
These 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.
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.