Arne Vodder for Sibast Armchairs in Oak and Leatherette
Arne Vodder for Sibast, set of 6 dining chairs model 62A, oak and leatherette, Denmark, 1960s. This Classic set of six armchairs is executed in oak and leatherette. These chairs are good examples of the great craftsmanship of Arne Vodder. The seating and back show a simple and functional design. The edges of the wood frames are rounded but have a strong, upward pointing force. 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.