Warm Nordic 'The Orange' Chair

The Orange is a light, elegant chair a unique asymmetrical armchair designed in the 1950s by the highly acclaimed Danish architect, Hans Olsen.

Date
1957
Size
W 64cm, D 71cm, H 78cm


$2350 NZD

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Description

Hans Olsen’s The Orange chair is one of the earliest known shell chairs and acquired its name because of its characteristic back and seat, which are reminiscent of orange peel. Reflecting both the era’s experiments with colour and the architect’s own playful attitude to design, this upholstered shell chair is also available in a two-tone version. 

About the Designer / Hans Olsen (1919–1992) made his own special mark on the Danish Modernism of the 1950s with his consummately designed, characterful furniture. Today, several of his design classics are collector icons and sell for high prices at international auctions.

Hans Olsen’s remarkable designs from the 1950s are vivid examples of the beautiful diversity of Danish Modernism. The Danish architect and industrial designer took on the classic virtues of the Academy of Fine Arts and the great master, Kaare Klint, but opted for a more playful and experimental approach to furniture design.

Condition

Materials: Beautifully crafted from high quality timber with a range of finishes available
/ White Oiled, Smoked or Black Lacquered Solid Oak
/ Optional Upholstery: Textile or Leather

Availability: Indent order – 6-8 weeks lead time

NOTE: Price is for The Orange Chair without upholstery. Please ask about pricing for alternative fabric and finish options

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