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Beautiful pair of Mid-Century armchairs made in Belgium in the 1960s
Beautiful pair of Mid-Century armchairs made in Belgium in the 1960s
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Beautiful pair of Mid-Century armchairs made in Belgium in the 1960s. Displaying an elegant design line, borrowing characteristics from both Art Deco and modern aesthetics, this armchairs feature some very elegant legs and beautiful armrests made in wood. The armchairs have recently been restored and have new upholstery.
Pair of Swedish Gemla Mobler chairs. The structure and the armrests – made of curved wood – give a natural, organic and pleasant shape. This is completed in a beautiful way by the wool upholstery, in a shade of green that is specific for the Mid-Century furniture. This chairs can fit any nice interior, having the ability to create a warm atmosphere in the room. The chairs are in very good shape with only few age-related traces.
At Helge River in Diö, in the heart of the old forests of Småland, lies Sweden’s oldest furniture factory (founded in 1861). Its inner sanctum, beech and ash are tamed into time- less furniture by skilled craftsmen who know which way the wood likes to bend. Stretching and flexing, easing and teasing, until the steaming hot wood finds its form. And the wood will not be rushed. The transformation from log into chair takes days, sometimes even weeks. The technique has been used by boat and fence builders since ancient times but was refined in the mid 1800’s by Thonet into the iconic chair, worn my millions of seats in the cafés of Europe. The shape is determined by the best and the brightest of their time. Back then their names were Peter Celsing, Yngve Ekström, Sigurd Lewerentz and Carl Malmsten. Now they are Jonas Bohlin, Front, Lisa Hilland and Mats Theselius.
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What style of accent armchairs will work for me?
Consider the room’s current design scheme as well as your personal preferences when making this decision. Do you want something that can double as a focal point? If so, find something with exposed wood and less padding, or a piece upholstered in a unique materials, such as a vibrant velvet. Do you want to sink into your new seat with a glass of wine at the end of a long day? If relaxation is your main goal, you’ll want a design where comfort is key — think thick cushions, wide armchairs, or even a giant papasan chair. Consider the following types of chairs for your home:
Armchairs: Just like the name says, these feature two arms, and are synonymous with comfy living room chairs. They come in many styles, but the most common are the soft and inviting oversized chairs that sport substantial armrests. These are perfect for curling up in, and can be super conducive to getting lost in a good book. Smaller models, like barrel or club armchairs, can be a great way to incorporate that same cozy feeling in a slightly more formal way.
Egg Chairs: The modern futuristic look of this iconic style, created by Arne Jacobsen in 1958, is sure to be a showstopper. It’s been said the design of the egg chair was inspired by the popular womb chair; both styles feature womb-like shapes and round, modern curves. Its cousin, the swan armchair, is a smaller, less encompassing version, but will bring an equally modern and fun look to any room.
How big should my armchair be?
This depends on where you plan to put it. Determining the size is all about understanding scale — if it’s going in a spacious living room, a larger armchair will work, but if it’s going into a tight guest bedroom or a corner, consider one of smaller stature, such as a slipper chair or a corner chair. In addition, keep in mind the other furnishings in the room so that the size of your new piece works with them, not against them.
What upholstery material should I consider for armchairs?
In many cases, upholstered chairs tend to be accent pieces, so it may be fun to use a patterned fabric or bold color to make a statement. Cotton and polyester designs usually come in the widest variety of colors and patterns, but might not be the winners if you’re looking for fabrics that are easy to clean. If your style is more easy-going and classic, consider leather or microfiber; both are fairly easy to clean and will withstand wear-and-tear over time. Always take your climate into account as well when choosing an upholstered chair — for example, leather chairs may not be the best choice for hot sticky climates.
Should I pair my living room chair with an ottoman?
Ottomans and footstools are great for kicking back and relaxing, and work well if your armchair falls in line with a more casual, lounging style. Think along the lines of a leather chair and ottoman tucked in the corner by a cozy fireplace. If it’s too formal, a footrest may seem out of place. You’ll always need to consider space: Will there still be sufficient room for pathways and access to the chair itself? If so, your next step will be to make sure to get the height and width right. To maximize comfort, both pieces should be of similar width, with the footstool being as high as or slightly lower than the seat height. Ideally, you should try to coordinate the pieces by matching color, material or pattern.
Small cabinet made by Ganddal Møbelfabrikk (Norway) in the late 1940s or early 1950s. Still displaying some Art Deco style elements (clean and sober geometric lines), this piece also announce (with its flared legs, its curved edges and its overall minimalist) the triumph of Nordic design. The two top drawers are closing perfectly, creating the impression of a massive counter-top. Behind, the plywood has a small hole in for power cables (bottom right). The surfaces, lacquered, have a special luster. This piece was recently restored and is in a very good shape.
Imposing coffee table made in Denmark, in the 1950s. Made of teak, one of the representative wood essences of Scandinavian Modern, this table has organic, natural lines, avoiding harsh shapes and sharp angles. The silhouette of the trapezoidal legs provides extra suppleness and make the table a stylish presence despite its robust construction. The piece is in very good condition and has impressive dimensions for a sofa table (170 cm. long). It can be the centerpiece of any living room.
Beautiful daybed made in Norway, at Swan Mobler, in the 1960s. The legs and structure are made of solid teak. The bed features an end table finished with teak veneer, teak is finished veneer. At the opposite end, an extension allows you to re-position the cushions. Both the mattress and pillows were the original upholstery. The bed presents only small signs of wear. This is a special piece, characterized by simplicity and minimalism. Due to its non-intrusive aspect, this daybed can be accommodated in room and can become your favorite reading place.