Early Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen Wingback Chair in Beige Leather
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Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen, wingback chair, patinated leather, mahogany and brass, Denmark, 1940s
Danish armchair with a classic design, by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen designed in the forties. This ornate, royal lounge chair is executed in its original light cognac leather upholstery. The chair shows wonderful craftsmanship and nice details, and is comfortable as the backrest is slightly tilted. The chair is finished with brass nails on the edges.
Danish designer duo Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1907-1993) worked together between 1944-1975. The couple, originally trained as architects, designed around 250 furniture objects. The first dismountable chair has been designed by the couple, that created an enormous boost for the Danish furniture export. In 1950, their best-known design, the AX-chair went into production by Fritz Hansen. The implementation of double bent laminated wood, a technique normally used to produce tennis rackets, was a huge breakthrough for the upscaling of furniture production as it reduces the average production time. Thanks to this revolutionary technique, Denmark became the leader in Modern furniture manufacturing.
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