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Børge Mogensen, Spanish Chair

On a trip to Spain in 1958 Danish designer Børge Mogensen was enchanted by the classic Spanish country chair which has a deep seat and wide armrests. Upon his return, he designed his iconic Spanish chair with precise proportions. The chair is not short of material, reflective of a general state of the economy that was booming in the late 1950s. In the solid construction of the Spanish Chair, all of it’s parts are visible such as the leather buckles that hold the seat in place. The leather backrest bends slightly for comfortable support and the wide armrests made of oak are great for resting a glass of wine or coffee. Seat height 14 inches

32.5W x 20.5D x 26.5H inches

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Poul Kjærholm, PK22

A beautiful pair of cane PK 22 lounge chairs designed by Poul Kjærholm (pronounced Care-Holm) in 1957. Poul Kjærholm focused on keeping his designs as simple as possible and searched to express the personality of the material. Inspired in Japanese design and low living lifestyle, the PK 22 has become a classic modern Danish design by one of the great masters from the Golden Era of Danish design. Original stamp underneath both chairs. Seat Height 14 inches

25W x 25D x 28H inches 

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Nanna Ditzel, ND 82

Nanna Ditzel is considered by many the queen of Danish design. She graduated from the School of Arts & Crafts in Denmark in 1946 and owned her own office together with her husband Jørgen Ditzel since then. She was a member of the board of the Furnituremakers' Autumn Exhibition, the Georg Jensen Foundation, and the Danish Design Council. Nanna Ditzel won numerous awards with her designs which not only were functional and of quality but also had a maternal beauty unlike the design work of her male contemporaries. This ND82 sofa designed in 1952 was produced by Snedkergaarden in Denmark. It has a beautiful walnut frame that supports the floating backrest. Upholstered in the original aniline cognac leather. Excellent condition overall, a rare piece by the designer and highly collectible. Seat height is 15.5 inches

53.5W x 25D x 27.5H inches

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Alvar Aalto, 900 Tea Trolley

This pre-loved Alvar Aalto Tea Trolley is a modernist piece from the 30s. The Trolley was designed in 1936 by Finnish designer Alvar Aalto, who is considered as one of the founding fathers of modern design. The bentwood solution of L shaped leg is popular among all of Aalto's pieces. Not only was Aalto concerned with formal design but also in the spirit of beautiful materials and the simple forms of modernism. Aalto was a fan of artists such as Jean Arp and Brancusi. This Tea Trolley is in lovely used condition, the black laminate and the polyurethane wheel are in good condition. Great as a bar cart, side table or entryway console. Not sure the year in which this one was produced, I´m guessing 80s. Obtained directly in Helsinki from Artek 2nd cycle in Helsinki, Finland.

35W x 19.7D x 22H inches

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Edvin Helseth, Trybo Series Lounge Chair

Designed by Norwegian designer Edvin Helseth as part of the Trybo series. These modular lounge chairs in addition to tables, benches, stools and other decorative elements were designed for a prefabricated cabin. The Trybo Cabin was designed with 2 intentions to be used as a vacation home or as housing in depopulated locations. The cabin was also used to promote tourism in the region of the Trysell forest in southeast Norway. The chairs are assembled by wooden dowels, extraordinary craftsmanship and design. Simplicity and quite comfortable. Excellent condition. A museum quality piece of Norwegian Folk Design. Seat height is 13.5.

22.75W x 21.5D x 24H inches

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Hans J Wegner, Sawbuck Chair CH28

Hans J. Wegner is one of the masters of 20th century Danish design, producing over 200 chairs. The Sawbuck Chair CH28 was designed in 1951. The tapered legs widen at the joinery and the armrests float in a Modernist style. The chair is stable and very comfortable. Leather upholstery is new, not the original. Beautiful detail in the joinery. In the design Wegner played with 2 types of wood oak and teak. The woodgrain on the oak armrests is lovely. Great stamp underneath. Seat height is 17 inches.

29W x 24.7D x 28.4H inches

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Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist, Skrindan Armchairs

Beautiful pair of Skrindan armchairs by Swedish furniture designer Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist for OPE. Designed in 1963 the pair have been newly reupholstered in the Arty fabric by Pierre Frey to give them a contemporary look. We are very excited to have this pair and other pieces by a female furniture designer whose furniture designs were popular and enjoyed by many in the mid-century in Sweden. 
Pierre Frey is a French family-owned textile company that was founded in 1935. Their pattern Arty is a reproduction on ivory linen of the abstract work of artist Marie-Cécile Aptel. Her colorful brushstrokes are simple, yet stunning. Seat height is 16 inches.

28W x 25.5D x 31.5H

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Yngve Ekström, Sibbo Armchair

Mid-century modern Swedish armchair designed by Yngve Ekström in the 1950s and produced by Stol AB. The lounge chair has beautiful floating armrests. Imported from Sweden. Yngve Ekström was a Swedish furniture designer, woodcarver, sculptor, and architect. In the late 50s, he co-founded the furniture company Swedese. This lounge chair has been refinished, restoring to its original condition. Seat height is 14 inches.

23W x 18D x 29H

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Hans Wegner, GE 240 Cigar Chairs

Designed in 1955 for GETAMA by Danish designer Hans Wegner. The GE 240 Cigar chair is named after its gently curved arms. The curve holds the cushion in snuggly. The original spring cushions have been reupholstered in navy blue textile. Oak frames are in great condition with original green lining on the bottom. Chairs are both marked by the manufacturer, great collectibles. Seat height is 16 inches.

27W × 30D × 30H inches

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Bruno Mathsson, Birgitta Armchair

This easy-chair pair designed by Swedish designer Bruno Mathsson is in excellent condition. Original upholstery from DUX. The chrome frame is a classic example of 1960s design. A master among Scandinavian designers, Bruno Mathsson is known for his biomorphic shapes in bent wood and chrome. He was a perfectionist in both functionalism and design. Seat height 15 inches.

28W × 27D × 28H inches

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