Pair of Mahogany Armchairs
Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen, Circa 1935
A pair of solid mahogany armchairs designed by Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen and made by cabinetmaker Gustav Bertelsen.
The Kindt-Larsen’s were known and are remembered for their awareness of trends in furniture design. However, this armchair predates the Kindt-Larsen’s expression of contemporary design, seen in their work throughout the 1950s.
Rather, this chair, with its elegant solidity, is most akin to the historically anchored work of Kaare Klint. A professor, at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In the late-1920s Klint taught both Tove & Edvard, most significantly perhaps, the importance of proportions -both historic and those informed by anthropometrics.
The evolution of this chair’s design is satisfyingly illustrated in photographs of the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibitions.
In 1930, 1931, 1933, and 1934 the Kindt-Larsen’s presented armchairs which culminate in this design.
The economy of line in this armchair is superb; the curved back legs and curved back rest add not only interest but strength and comfort. Although petite in size, the chair’s sharpness makes this an eye-catching piece. Moreover, the slender frame means the seats are spacious and comfortable.
Reupholstered in a thick ivory boucle fabric with cognac leather piping. Each cushion is sprung with copper coil springs which result in sturdiness and comfort.
Width: 65 cm
Height: 76 cm
Depth: 70 cm
Seat Height: 40 cm
Price displayed is for the pair.