Fritz Hansen Patinated 'S125' Armchair 1934
Fritz Hansen, armchair 'S125', wood, chromed steel and leather, Denmark, 1934.
Extraordinary tubular armchair manufactured by Fritz Hansen in 1934. It features a metal construction with a leather seat and wooden backrest that flows over to armrests. The chair is relying for support on the properties of the steel where the framework is made of. These new technologies made it possible to create the light yet sustainable steel furniture. The construction with bent, chrome-plated tubular steel combined with wood started early 1930s, of which this is a wonderful example.
The chairs is in an admirable condition, with a rich patina on both the wood and steel frame. The original leather shows signs of age and use, but still in good condition. The interior of the seat needs to be replaced, which can be done by the experienced craftsmen in our in-house atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value.
The chair is numbered labeled with "Magasin du Nord. This was a luxury warehouse in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mácel, Otakar. 2100 metal tubular chairs. Rotterdam: Van Hezik Fonds Publishers, 2006, p. 105.