Rare Pair of Tarquini Mårtensson and Michael Tarp Jensen Armchairs


Tarquini Mårtensson, Michael Tarp Jensen, pair of armchairs, black lacquered plywood, metal, wool, Denmark, 1974

This rare pair of chairs was designed by Danish architects Tarquini Mårtensson and Michael Tarp Jensen for Idrættens Hus ('House of Sports'). This impressive Brutalist complex was situated in Brøndby, a few kilometers outside of Kopenhagen and built in 1974. The immense venue featured sports facilities, offices and meeting rooms. Today, the Danish Sports Confederation is still held in Idrættens Hus together with Team Denmark, Anti Doping Denmark and a number of special federations.

Inside the building, the function-driven and well constructed furniture compliments the sturdy exterior of the building. The black lacquered chairs show an honest construction with all metal joints and mounts visible. The rounded seats are upholstered in a white wool. The open construction of the chairs contribute to the architectural feeling the chairs evoke.

Please note that the depicted photographs show an example of the way this item can be tailored to specific wishes of our clients. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts to discuss your wishes regarding upholstery and finishing. Your special requests can be realized by the experienced craftsmen and -women in our own in-house restoration and upholstery atelier. With high attention to the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. Please note that a custom-made reupholstered chair has a lead-time of twelve to fourteen weeks. All to meet our high-quality and standards.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • date of manufacture 1974
  • dimensions Height 28.55 in. Width 25.01 in. Depth 17.33 in. Seat Height 17.33 in.
  • dimensions Height 72.5 cm Width 63.5 cm Depth 44 cm Seat Height 44 cm
  • material Metal Plywood Wool
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Brutalist (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50110724