Bob Roukema Contour Chair for Jon Jansen

A coveted icon of mid-century New Zealand design.

Designer
Bob Roukema | New Zealand
Date
1950s


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Description

Bob Roukema's Contour chair for high end contemporary design store Jon Jansen marks a high point in New Zealand design history. It's one of the most sought after chairs for both seasoned collectors and mid-century design enthusiasts alike.

Lavish curves and a form like a stealth fighter jet combine to create on of New Zealand's most inspired mid-century chairs. This piece channels it's design cues from Australian Designer Grant Featherston's ground breaking Contour series but manages to transcend the original design with it's sharp, exuberant silhouette.

These Contour chairs were made in limited quantities and even less have survived due to the design of the hyper extended hind legs. These could easily be damaged if not treated carefully and many examples were discarded before the recent renaissance of mid-century design.

Condition

Materials: The feet are beautifully crafted from solid oak, complemented by a bent plywood frame

Wood Finish: Base has been professionally refinished

Construction: Joints are sturdy and solid. All checked and ready to go

Fabric Type: Original blue velour fabric in excellent vintage condition

Foam: Original foam in good condition

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