Bodil Kjaer Sofa in Black Leather and Steel
Bodil Kjaer for Hovedstadens Møbelfabrik, sofa model 71, leather, steel, Denmark, 1959.
A signature piece of Bodil Kjaer, designed in 1959. Kjaer conceived this sofa together with a lounge chair for use in public spaces of contemporary architecture. Back then, well-known architects placed these pieces in their buildings, such as Paul Rudolph and Marcel Breuer. This sofa is executed in thick black leather and steel. The seat and back are smoothly upholstered and complement the steel frame wonderfully. Overall, the curved brushed steel frame enhances the strict, sharp lines of the seat. This combination is typical for Danish design as it is quintessential Modernist. The sofa is comfortable and modest in its design and is finished at the back with the same thick leather meaning that it can be used as a freestanding piece.
Bodil Kjaer (1932-) is trained as an architect and is known mostly known for her designs in noble woods combined with a modern and sleek chrome base. The most important part of her furniture design career was from 1959-1964. She is mainly recognized for her flexible office furniture, designed in the 1960s. Her design language is greatly inspired by the Modernist masters such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Her furniture has been greatly used in public buildings such as Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Please note that the leather is in fair condition with loose seams and visible wear. The foam needs to be replaced. Reupholstery is possible before shipping by our experienced craftsman and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well.
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