La vida danesa

La vida danesa

A pair of iconic Spanish Chairs by Børge Mogensen, a true architect of design.  Oak frames and patinated cognac leather.  These chairs feature those wide, coffee cup-sized armrests and deep seats so low to the ground we do not recommend getting up for a while.  Treat with care and nourish periodically with love and leather cleaner.

Seat height:  30 centimetres

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Game set and match

Game set and match

Let us introduce you to your new dining chairs.  This set of oak and woven cane dining chairs by Børge Mogensen comprises two armchairs and four side chairs, each with a new leather and Belgian linen reversible seat cushion 

 

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Saddle curves...

Saddle curves...

DCW by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller in original condition.

Labelled: Herman Miller, Zeeland Michigan. Legs attached with 5/2/4 screw configuration

 

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Swedish curve ball...

Swedish curve ball...

The rare Runda version of Carl Malmsten's Samsas sofa.  Seating from a kinder, gentler age.

Rougly 180 centimetres wide

 

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72 carat diamond

72 carat diamond

A Model 72-Carat lounge chair with a teak frame by Folke Ohlsson for Dux.  There is a back cushion if you want to actually sit on this piece of Swedish sculpture.  We will have trouble letting this one go.

Dimensions on request

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Al fresco...

Al fresco...

A pair of iron garden chairs acquired in Sweden, provenance and designer unknown.  We restored the original cushions with sprinkle proof internal foam and blue boating fabric decorated with white piping 

Matching three seater sofa also available

 

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Tell me why...

Tell me why...

The Wishbone chair or Y-stole by Denmark's best known chair designer, Hans J Wegner.  This example in a pale soaped oak

 

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Mexico via Småland

Mexico via Småland

The iconic Mexico sofa design in Småland, Sweden by Arne Norell.  Aged and patinated natural-coloured leather with some stains through use.

Width:  200 cm

Height 73 cm

Depth:  90 cm

Seat Height: 39 cm

 

Sleeping on the job

Sleeping on the job

Hans J. Wegner daybed, model GE 19 for Getama.  Oak frame with brass end rods.  This one is sold but we are in the process of reupholstering another

Length 190 centimetres

Width 80 centimetres

Beni Ourain hand knotted rug roughly 190 x 320 centimetres (sold but we have another)

 

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Always in a rush...

Always in a rush...

Shaker-style bench designed by Arno Lambrecht.  Manufactured in Germany by WK-Sozialwerk and pictured making friends with a grey gotland sheepskin

Length:  180 cm

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Back by popular demand

Back by popular demand

These Yrjö Kukkapuro's swivelling armchairs are sold but we have another pair of this model in the pipeline.  We have not yet chosen the leather so they are available to be customised.

Designed in the sixties and manufactured by Haimi in Finland they comprise a white, fibreglass, monocoque shell that rests on flared, painted metal legs.

Watch this space

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A whole bunch of Børge

A whole bunch of Børge

Nine oak framed dining chair with woven papercord seats.  Can be sold individually

Dimension on request

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Tensile strength

Tensile strength

The slender teak arms of this three-seater Laauser sofa are graceful and surprisingly strong.  We a found this piece in Sweden, refurbished it and chose a slubby Maharam fabric to bring it up to date

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Anyone for reflexology?

Anyone for reflexology?

Mahogany, woven cane and leather foot rest by Rud Thygesen and Johnny Sørensen.

Width 60 centimetres

Depth 42 centimetres

Height 35 centimetres

 

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Edvard Kindt-Larsen

Edvard Kindt-Larsen

Deco era Danish armchair in walnut wood designed by Edvard Kindt-Larsen for Gustav Bertelsen.  We do have a back cushion but we think it looks best with the spokes exposed

Most Kindt-Larsen designs are attributed both to Edvard and his wife Tove, whom he married in 1937.  This piece is was first shown in 1933, and was attributed (by our source) to Edvard only.  Clearly, this beautiful armchair did no harm to their relationship.  

Swedish footrest by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn

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Bernt black

Bernt black

Bent plywood occaisional chair lacquered black to a high sheen. Designed by Bernt Petersen,  Danish 1960s.

Seat height 38 cm

 

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#katavoloslittellandkelly

#katavoloslittellandkelly

The New York chair by William Katavolos, Ross Littell and Douglas Kelley.  Chrome-plated steel frame and original black  leather upholstery

The chair measures 70 centimetres in height, width and depth.

 

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Grand prix chairs

Grand prix chairs

A pair of teak-veneered Grand Prix chairs designed by Arne Jacobsen.  Formally the model 3130 chair, it first produced by Fritz Hansen for the Danish Designers’ Spring Exhibition in 1957. Later that year, the chair was displayed at the Triennale in Milan where it received the finest distinction – the Grand Prix

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Simplicity itself

Simplicity itself

Swedish kitchen stool made of aged pine in the style of Axel-Einar Hjorth.

Seat height:  39 cm

 

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Shake it up

Shake it up

A pair of Shaker-style Visingsö benches in aged pine designed by Carl Malmsten for AB Karl Andersen & Soner

Width: 90 cm

Depth:  34 cm

Seating height:  44 cm

 

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One up man sheep

One up man sheep

This shaggy thing started life as a convention Danish stool, designer unknown.  It is a fine example of the collaboration we have with our upholstery partner who travels up to the Netherland to source organic, fair trade, happy sheep skins for us.

We want to keep this one.  We have grown fond of it but we can make one for you

 

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Life's a beech...

Life's a beech...

A set of four beech-veneered Grand Prix chairs designed by Arne Jacobsen.  Formally the model 3130 chair, it first produced by Fritz Hansen for the Danish Designers’ Spring Exhibition in 1957. Later that year, the chair was displayed at the Triennale in Milan where it received the finest distinction – the Grand Prix

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Deco decadence...

Deco decadence...

Imposing art deco sofa from Sweden (circa 1930s) probably designed by Johan Axel Högberg.  The low back creates a low profile and the elaborate curve of nut wood burl looks best from the rear.  Currently covered in a pistachio green wool fabric we would suggest new upholstery.

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The ambassador will see you now

The ambassador will see you now

Rosewood and cognac leather Diplomat chair designed by Finn Juhl for France & Søn (stamped).  We have a second chair in the works

Seat height:  44 cm

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Wilhelm Knoll armchairs

Wilhelm Knoll armchairs

A pair of wild cherry wood armchairs designed in 1929 by Karl Pullich for Wilhelm Knoll.  Reupholstered in a new blue brush cotton fabric. 

On hold

 

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Buttons

Buttons

Footrests in rosewood and black leather by Svend Ellekaer.  

Height 38 cm, diameter 50 cm

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Bauhaus at our house

Bauhaus at our house

Model F 40 sofa designed in 1931 by Marcel Breuer and reissued in the 1970s by Tecta.  Flexible tubular steel frame and gently aged black leather cushions.

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Truly old school

Truly old school

Elegant Swedish bench from the Karel Johan era (1818 to 1844).  Partially veneered in birch with an upholstered seat pad.  Shows many signs of age

Length 200 cm at widest.  Seat 180 cm

Seat height about 41cm

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Fit for a queen

Fit for a queen

Cleopatra daybed by Dutch designer, Dick Cordemeijer.  Steel frame with teak end bars.  New sculpted mattress and bolster in a blue linen fabric.

Length 198 cm, width 93 cm and height (excluding bolster) 35 cm

Sold

 

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Winding down...

Winding down...

Oak-framed Danish daybed designed by Kaj Winding for Poul Hundervad with new quilted mattress.  Acts as either a conventional single bed or a deeply cocooned sofa

Length:  200 cm

Width:   90 cm

Height:  78 cm

Seating height:  43 cm

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Newsflash...

Newsflash...

A rare pair of black leather slipper chairs from Germany with sprung steel frames designed by Rudoloph Horn in 1962.  The chairs were a conscious riposte to Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona chair (which dates from 1929).  Horn found the Barcelona to be rigid and thought he could do better.  

We are minded to agree

We had previously listed these as a design from Sweden by Sam Larsson for Dux but friends in Paris set us straight on the attribution.  

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Gli Uffizzi di Parisi

Gli Uffizzi di Parisi

A pair of swivelling office chairs designed by Ico Parisi for MIM.  Heavy steel base and curved rosewood veneer shell with new leather seats.

Sold

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Do rock the boat

Do rock the boat

A pair of rocking chairs by Hans Olsen - the rare version with the woven cane back.  We added the sheepskin seats

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Love Seat

Love Seat

Two seater sofa in black leather, designed by Ole Wanscher for Danish cabinet maker AJ Iversen.

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La Chaise Anglaise

La Chaise Anglaise

Designed by an Italian who worked in England and inspired by Scandinavian furniture he saw in New York, Lucian Ercolani's model 203 armchairs are retro classics in the UK

With the matching footrest the chair forms an elegant chaise longue.  We updated the chair with a complete restoration of the frame and new fabric.

Sold but we can source more

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Big in Japan

Big in Japan

Japan chair, designed by Finn Juhl in 1953.  We selected a blue wool fabric to reupholster the chair, incidentally a favourite blue of Finn Juhl himself.

Sold

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Tall man's chair

Tall man's chair

A black leather gentleman's club chair by Hans Olsen.

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Aalto sax

Aalto sax

A pair of iconic hallway chairs by Alvar Aalto.  Designed in 1932, they remain remarkably contemporary.  Folded birch lacquered red.

Seat height 38 cm

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To Berlin and Back

To Berlin and Back

Rare large version of Carl Malmsten's Berlin sofa.  Impressive curves.  Original blue upholstery.  Measures 230 cm in length and 80 cm in height.

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Rather old school

Rather old school

When the history of Danish chair design in the 20th century settles, Hans J Wegner will remain as the predominant designer of seating.  

Model CH-35 chair in oak with new leather seat designed in the 1950s by Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn.

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Yves Klein Blue

Yves Klein Blue

We transformed this simple teak chair (designed by Grete Jalk) by covering the cushions with blue wool and adding some formal-looking buttons

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"Ich bin ein Berliner"

"Ich bin ein Berliner"

Berlin daybed designed by Bruno Mathsson and displayed at the International Building Exhibition, Berlin, 1957 .  Birch wood frame (stamped 1962).  We replaced the cushion and tasked our upholsterer to create  a new low profile cushion with cloth covered buttons

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Florentine yellow

Florentine yellow

A Florence Knoll sofa with integrated magazine table upholstered in Kvadrat radiant yellow wool.

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First class lounge

First class lounge

Armless lounge chair by Danish design duo Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm.  Steel frame and soft leather cushions

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In the club

In the club

A pair of late fifties club chairs in new black leather and a matching rosewood coffee table by Danish designer Bodil Kjaer

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Red letter day

Red letter day

A pair of of oak-framed arm chairs by Ejvind Johansson with new red upholstery fabric

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The Australia Sofa

The Australia Sofa

Elegant four-seater Danish sofa dating from 1959 designed by Illum Wikkelso for Soren Willadsen.  Grey wool fabric with teak frame and six tapered teak legs.

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Kitchen chairs

Kitchen chairs

Illmari Tapiovaara of Finland created the Pirkka chair in the 1930s, and a whole family of furniture that goes with it.  The range remains in production today.  We have two chairs of different vintages.  Each chair features the same fine details like the split seat, tapering splayed legs, and through-tenon joinery 

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Spoke too soon

Spoke too soon

Swedish, shaker-style corner bench.  Seats five.

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Pernilla chair

Pernilla chair

Early example of Bruno Mathsson's classic low lounge chair from the 1930s.  Bent beech wood frame with original raffia webbing.

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Grey wool and oak

Grey wool and oak

A pair of beautiful classic Danish mid-century armchairs. The cushions have been replaced with newly reupholstered pebble-shaped cushions covered in Kvadrat grey wool felt. The arms of the chairs are a boomerang shape that invites restful sitting. Extremely comfortable and beautifully aged wood

 

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American Italian

American Italian

American textile and furniture designer, Ross Littell, created the Luar chair in 1965 for ICF, the Italian furniture manufacturer.  

The Luar  uses a heavy steel frame to support a seat and backrest comprising interwoven cotton bands.

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Fireside chat

Fireside chat

Børge Mogensen designed this coupé sofa in 1971 inspired by the classic wing-style of a British hall porter's chair.

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Sawbuck

Sawbuck

Sawbuck chair designed by Ole Gjerløv Knudsen in 1966.  Demountable oak frame, tightened by a twist of rope, supporting two panels of cognac leather

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Latjes chair

Latjes chair

Ruud Jan Kokke's consist of a solid oak frame, with solid ash laths, which cross each other.   A deceptively comfortable as well as sculptural chair.

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