This modernist chair was designed by the world-famous Danish designer Arne Vodder during the 1960s. The organic-shaped frame of the chair is made of solid wood with a noble, brown color. The seat and backrest are upholstered with brown natural leather. The armrests have been profiled to ensure the highest comfort. Vodder placed great emphasis on the fact that his furniture was not only aesthetic, but also useful. The chair should support correct posture and be comfortable at the same time. This model is perfect for the office. The timeless quality of this piece of furniture reflects the creator’s intention that the chair does not look like it comes from a factory, but is a true artistry of craftsmanship, while maintaining functionality.
Arne Vodder was born in Denmark in 1926. Trained as a carpenter and architect, he studied with Finn Juhl at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. After school, he worked as a designer in Hindsgaul, focusing primarily on office decor. In 1950, Vodder founded his own architectural and design studio with architect Anton Borg. Over the years, the studio moved to several locations in Copenhagen before finally settling in the suburb of Holte, north of the city. Vodder and Borg worked together until the 1970s.
Vodder is best known for its furniture designs that were usually simple pieces consisting of natural materials such as rosewood and teak. His designs were often inspired by natural forms. Vodder collaborated with respected brands, designing furniture for manufacturers such as Fritz Hansen, France & Søn, Nielaus, Sibast, Kircodan. In the 1950s and 1970s, Vodder furniture designs were used by President Jimmy Carter at the White House and President Anwar Sadat in Cairo, and were incorporated into the United Nations Office in Geneva and graced many hotels, banks, and embassies around the world. His works have been widely presented both individually and in collective exhibitions with artists such as Verner Panton and Nanna Ditzel.
This chair in original vintage condition. It has scratches, fading, scrapes, pigment chhanges and a natural patina. The seat is 44 cm high.