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PAIR of Arne Hovmand Olsen 1950's Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs VERY RARE

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  • Color:
    Dark Wood Tone
  • Maker:
    Arne Hovmand Olsen
  • Type:
    Lounge Chair
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern
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Up for auction is an extraordinary set (2) of all original, mid-century modern, teak Arne Hovmand Olsen lounge chairs. These matching chairs have sweeping, sculpted legs and beautiful curved arms. The cushions are complete with the original tweed upholstery. The wood is all original and has never been refinished. Some minor paint marks and patina from age. They are in exceptional condition. It is EXTREMELY rare to find a matching set of these incredible chairs. They are amazing and these chairs are sure to make a statement in any setting!

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Designer: Arne Hovmand-Olsen

Manufacturer: Mogens Kold

Period/Style: Danish Modern

Country: Denmark

Date: 1950’s

Dimensions: 30″H x 26″W x 28″D

Seat Height 16″

Materials: Teak, Tweed Fabric

Condition: Excellent – Original finish and material

Danish furniture designer Arne Hovmand-Olsen was born in Kirkeby Sogn in 1919. During his formative years, Hovmand-Olsen showed an aptitude for drawing and design and, in 1938, began a cabinetry apprenticeship with the cabinetmaker Peder Olsen Sibast at his eponymous furniture manufactory on Denmark’s island of Funen. Interested in producing his own designs, Hovmand-Olsen enrolled in a technical school specializing in furniture design in Århus in 1941. After graduating, he established his own furniture studio, creating designs in the Scandinavian modern style. His furniture was sold only in Denmark but later found great success when it began to be exported to America.

Hovmand-Olsen’s designs span seating, tables, and secretaries, all of which are characteristically simple in form with clean lines, organic curves, and tapered legs. Like many of his Danish contemporaries, he favored the use of high-quality, beautifully grained woods like teak and rosewood.

Hovmand-Olsen worked steadily designing furniture for companies such as Alf Juul Rasmussen,...

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