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Elegant Mid-Century sofa bed, Denmark, 1970s
Elegant Mid-Century sofa bed, Denmark, 1970s
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Elegant Mid-Century sofa bed made of cherry wood in Denmark, in the 1970s. With a newly restored upholstery in dark grey, this items are in excellent vintage condition. The minimalist and modern look is emblematic for the Scandinavian furniture of that time. The cherrywood armrests are quite sculptural and features the iconic organic lines of Nordic design. This sofa can prove itself very practical because is extendable, so you can use it also as a bed.
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.
Nice decorative figurine representing a swimmer. The piece is made by Bruka Design, Sweden, in the late 1960s. The swimmer is made of wood and synthetic resin. This is an exquisite, hand painted, highly decorative item.
Superb and very rare three seats sofa produced by P. I. Langlo's Fabrikker, the father of the Norwegian Modern furniture, sometime between 1932 and 1940. This piece, made of rosewood, already shows some of the representative elements of the Scandinavian Modern Style: flared legs and brass shoes. The continuous line of the backrest and armrests provides an elegant and unitary outline. The pillows, with seagrass inside, are extremely comfortable. The sofa was reupholstered in the zeitgeist of Lango’s models. The pillows are green on a side and red on the other side (as shown in the pictures), so the seat of this sofa can change color depending on your taste and design needs. The sofa has the original label, specifying the factory, the type (1737) and the production number (245). Every P. I. Langlo's Fabrikker was hand-made, in several weeks. This is a highly rare piece, that despite its age (almost 80 years) is in very good condition.
Luna armchair, designed by the famous Norwegian designer Odd Knutsen in 1970 and produced until the dissolution of MOBLER Hjellegjerde AS. The chair has a structure of laminated wood. The Luna armchairs were made of rubber tree wood, which allow easy cutting yet is very strong.
This particular decanter, known as "the drunk" (because of its bent posture) is a variation of the famous Kluk-Kluk decanter which takes its name from the sound made by the liquid when poured, sound amplified by the shape of this bottle. Both the Drunken Kluk-Kluk and the classic Kluk-Kluk are very popular in Denmark and were produced by Holmegaard in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. The first Kluk-Kluk designed by Jacob Bang dates from 1928 but the designer kept coming back to this. This piece presented above is designed in the second half of the 1950s.