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Danish Lounge Chair, 1940s Vintage Wingback Armchair


This Danish lounge chair has oversized features that are distinctive to Danish cabinetmaker chairs from the 40's. With a curved wingback shape and rounded feet, this chair is reminiscent of Märta Blomstedt's chair designed for the Aulanko Hotel in Hämeenlinna, Finland. It also echoes the design of Flemming Lassen's "The Tired Man" lounge chair for AJ Iversen.


Materials: Oak, Lambswool

Measurements: 34" D x 33" W; Seat Height 14"

Year of Production: 1940s

Country of Origin: Denmark

Condition: Good, Original


Scandinavian modernism emerged in the mid-20th century as a response to the industrialization and urbanization of the era. Rooted in the principles of simplicity, functionality, and minimalism, this design movement sought to create harmonious living environments characterized by clean lines, organic forms, and natural materials. Scandinavian designers embraced the use of wood, particularly light-colored woods like birch and beech, to bring warmth and texture to interiors. Neutral color palettes, predominantly whites, grays, and muted tones, were favored to create light-filled spaces that fostered a sense of tranquility. Functionality was paramount, with furniture designed to be practical, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing, often featuring modular and multipurpose elements. Scandinavian modernism design epitomizes a timeless blend of form and function, creating interiors that prioritize simplicity, comfort, and well-being.

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Danish Lounge Chair, 1940s Vintage Wingback Armchair



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