Frank Landau - Selected Design Objects Frank Landau - Selected Design Objects

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Designer
Model

lounge chairs (2)

Year of origin
1956
Brand

Fredericia Furniture

Description

oak
new upholstered
wood reworked
very good condition
h 70 / w 66 / d 72 cm

Two very well-preserved lounge chairs with soothingly clear shape. Mid-century legend Borge Mogensen distinguished himself from the striking designs of his peers Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl and Arne Jacobsen through a rootedness in traditional values of craftsmanship and honesty of materials. While simplicity, durability and comfort - in short functionality - where most important to him he shared the aesthetical sensibilities of his most forward-looking colleagues. The spare geometries and lushly figured woods equal Mies van der Rohe and disciple Florence Knoll, differentiated only by a tendency to chrome steel for the frames and legs of their pieces. Later chairs display the same hefty construction and appreciation of natural materials seen in the work of Charlotte Perriand and Sergio Rodrigues.