Theo Ruth for Artifort 'Congo' Easy Chair in Green and Black Fabric


Theo Ruth for Artifort, ‘Congo’ lounge chair, wood, fabric, the Netherlands, 1952

Colorful iconic ‘Congo’ easy chairs by Theo Ruth. This chair has a unique construction, forced by tension and gravity. The back and seating are two separate elements that fit together to form this chair. The sloping legs nicely follow the lines of the seating and back. This chair shows beautiful organic lines and curves, which contribute to the character of the chair.

Theo Ruth (1915-) could be seen as the pioneer of the designs of Artifort. In 1936 he joined the company, first as cabinetmaker, later in 1939 as head of the design and development department. The Congo chair is his best-known design and was great sales success for Artifort.

Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. This item might contain some threadbare upholstery with loose seams and small stains. Reupholstery can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsmen 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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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Artifort (Manufacturer) Theo Ruth (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1952
  • dimensions Height 15.36 in. Width 21.66 in. Depth 32.29 in. Seat Height 15.36 in.
  • dimensions Height 39 cm Width 55 cm Depth 82 cm Seat Height 39 cm
  • material Fabric Wood
  • origin Netherlands
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45004092