Mogens Voltelen 'Copenhagen' Lounge Chair in Patinated Leather
Mogens Voltelen for Niels Vodder, lounge chair model ‘Copenhagen', beech, patinated leather, brass, Denmark, design 1936
The ‘Copenhagen’ lounge chair was designed by Mogens Voltelen in 1936. The 'Copenhagen' model was first presented at The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition at Designmuseum Danmark in that same year. The chair shows beautiful lines in the aged beech. Especially the arched back leg shows a wonderful dynamic line. Striking patinated leather forms the seat and high backrest. Brass nails hold the leather in place and leather straps function as armrests that are secured to the front high legs. The design shows inspiration from classical Spanish folk chairs yet combines this influence with Scandinavian Modern touches.
Danish architect and furniture designer Mogens Voltelen (1908-1995) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He worked together with Vilhelm Lauritzen and Poul Henningsen. In 1928, Voltelen opened his own office and worked at a professor from 1959 until 1978.
Please note that this item is in good, used condition.
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