Designed in 1963 by architects Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm, the Scimitar chair or Chair no. 63 gained a reputation for being one of the most difficult chairs to manufacture. Only the best craftsmen in Denmark were able to make this chair.
If you like Mid-century modern furniture and want to learn more about one of the most successful Danish furniture manufacturers in the 1950s and early 1960s, then this book is definitely a must read.
I am pleased to present to you this stunning Danish hoop chair, designed by the talented furniture architect Illum Wikkelsø in the 1950s for N. Eilersen. Characteristic of the ringstol model 23 is the large round top rail which gives the chair its distinctive sculptural appearance. The floating seat and backrest in woven rattan further contribute to its Mid-century Modern style. In my humble opinion, this chair certainly qualifies for the most beautiful ring chair or hoop chair ever designed.
Throughout the 1950s and early 1960s the Ditzel’s were the main designers for Møbelfabriken A/S Kolds Savværk and designed quite a few refined pieces of furniture, mostly made of high-quality wood like oak, teak and wenge. Most of these furniture were produced in small numbers, mainly for the home market and were little known internationally.
Thanks to his distinctive appearance the chair immediately became a success with Mid-century Modern architects and their clientele. Find out what gives this chair its attractive look.
I recently found this book about the furniture of Poul Kjærholm. While it came with a hefty price tag, I couldn’t resist buying it. Find out why I like this book.
This gorgeous footstool, thanks to its design and artistic quality, could easily be attributed to the respected designer Finn Juhl, but it isn't his design. Read more about its origins.