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Theo Ruth for Artifort 'Congo' Easy Chairs in Patterned Fabric

Sale price$1,975.00

Theo Ruth for Artifort, ‘Congo’ lounge chairs, wood, fabric, The Netherlands, 1952

Set of iconic ‘Congo’ easy chairs by Theo Ruth. These chairs have a unique construction, forced by tension and gravity. The back and seating are two separate elements that fit together to form this chair. The sloping legs nicely follow the lines of the seating and back. These chairs show beautiful organic lines and curves, which contribute to the character of the chair.

Theo Ruth (1915-) could be seen as the pioneer of the designs of Artifort. In 1936 he joined the company, first as cabinetmaker, later in 1939 as head of the design and development department. The Congo chair is his best-known design and was great sales success for Artifort.

Please note that we have more ‘Congo’ chairs in stock.

Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. This can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman 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.

Please note that the price is per item.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Artifort (Manufacturer) Theo Ruth (Designer)
  • date of manufacture circa 1952
  • dimensions Height 32.29 in. Width 20.08 in. Depth 33.08 in. Seat Height 14.57 in.
  • dimensions Height 82 cm Width 51 cm Depth 84 cm Seat Height 37 cm
  • material Beech Fabric
  • origin Netherlands
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 490000175