Theo Ruth for Artifort 'Congo' Easy Chair in Ash and Orange Upholstery
Theo Ruth for Artifort, ‘Congo’ lounge chair, stained ash, fabric, The Netherlands, 1952
Known as an iconic creation of the Artifort's production line, the Congo easy chair embraces a distinctive design characterized by graceful lines and whimsical forms. The inclined backrest seamlessly merges with the front legs, while the rear legs create a concave curve. The substantial seat creates a striking visual contrast with the slender profile of the base. Upholstered in a vibrant orange upholstery adorned with a checkered pattern, this organically shaped chair stands out as a captivating and beautiful addition to any space.
The innovative force behind Artifort's designs, Theo Ruth (1915-), became integral to the company's evolution when he joined in 1936. Initially starting as a cabinetmaker, he swiftly ascended to the role of the head of the design and development department in 1939. His most iconic creation, the Congo chair, not only stands as his masterpiece but also achieved remarkable sales success for Artifort.
Kindly take note that the fabric is in used condition that includes stains and loose seams. Reupholstery is possible before shipping by our experienced craftspeople 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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