Arne Vodder 'FD164' Teak Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Arne Vodder, lounge chair and ottoman, black leather and teak, Denmark, 1960s
This lounge chair with pouf are good examples of the great craftsmanship of Arne Vodder. A modest design with refined details, such as the beautiful carved armrests. The solid teak frame is adjustable in three different positions, and provides a comfortable seating position. The seat is upholstered in black leather, which is tufted for a more Classic look.
Arne Vodder (1926-2009) should be counted among the most influential Scandinavian midcentury designers, although he is not as well-known as for instance Hans Wegner or Arne Jacobson. Once a student to famous furniture designer Finn Juhl, who later became his friend and business partner. Vodder started out as an architect who designed low-cost housing, later on he began designing furniture. Although his designs are anything but low-quality, his aim for functional design that could be used by all remained important. He designed amongst others for Fritz Hansen & Sibast.