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Danish Mid-Century Pair of âSamsoâ Lounge Chairs

Danish Mid-Century Pair of “Samso” Lounge Chairs

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Furnishings: Furniture: Pre 1960: Item # 1402518

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A Danish Mid-Century Pair of “Samso” Lounge Chairs Designed by the Danish Furniture Designer Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1960. Graceful and simple modern design of Rosewood outer frame and Beechwood seat frame with webbing and two original black leather cushions, with the brass placque from the the maker “Illums Bolighus, Kobenhaven” on each chair on the top side of each seat frame. The majority of these fine and rare chairs seen in the marketplace were made by OPE in Sweden and this may be the case for these chairs as well, with Ilums Bolighus being the retailer. However, these chairs were deaccessioned by the Royal Danish Embassy in Tokyo and it is possible that these were a specific commission since Illums Bolighus holds the Royal Danish Warrant for Furniture to Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark. Minor signs of age an wear otherwise fine condition. Measuring: 28 in. high x 28 in. wide x 28 in. deep 20th century, circa 1960. Sold as a pair Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Royal Danish Embassy to Japan, Daikanyama, Tokyo, 2003. IB KOFOD-LARSEN(1921 - 2003) A well-known Danish furniture designer and a Graduate of the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. In 1948 he won a competition of Holmegaard Glass as well as the annual prize of the Danish Kunsttischlerzunft. In the 1950s, Kofod-Larsen designs furniture for various companies at home and abroad, including names such as OPE, G-Plan and Faarup. Two well known designs are the "66" sideboard made of rosewood and the "Elizabeth Chair" from 1956, named after her royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, after she was buying two of the armchairs in 1958. Later on, Kofod-Larsen is very successful in working with Selig, which acquired the rights to thousands of his furniture designs from the fifties and sold them on the market in United States. Characteristic of his work is an organic and minimalist design, as well as working with high quality materials such as teak, rosewood and precious leather. Furniture from this designer are considered to be collector’s items for their timeless beauty and high quality materials and craftsmanship are universally appreciated.