Mid Century Westnofa Brown Leather ‘Safari’ Chair by Ingmar Relling
Slouchy, relaxed and comfy describe this 1970’s Norwegian bentwood chair, designed by Ingmar Relling for Westnofa. It’s made for indulgent relaxing with its supportive contours, its tilt and its soft, supple brown leather cushions, strapped into position on the frame. We love the design of the ‘safari chair’ floating arms and we love the shape of this piece in profile with its fluid, cantilever frame. These chairs offer an excellent alternative to bulkier, more traditional lounge chairs as the proportions are compact and slim without compromising on comfort.
This is an original, vintage chair that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good, used condition. We have cleaned the leather, applying a nourishing, natural leather balm. The wooden frame has also been cleaned and a beeswax polish applied. The single leather cushion (it’s a sectioned two-part cushion) is in excellent order with a working zip, a plump inners and secure buttons. There are some wrinkles and signs of wear but nothing to call out. It’s the floating arms have taken the brunt of the wear and tear. The edges of the rounded arms ends tend to go on these particular chairs – please see our photos. These areas are stable though and have many, many years of life left in them. The canvas and cord that straps the canvas to the frame is in good order. It’s a little faded and marked along its edges and at the back. We have stitched a small area of frayed canvas along the top back edge which we have shown in our photos. Depending on where the chair is positioned this would not necessarily show as it’s covered by the cushion. The light bentwood frame is in very good order, with only minor knocks and scuffs but nothing specific to call out. The chair is solid and sturdy with no wobbles. The Westnofa label can be found underneath the seat. It comes with provenance and a good pedigree.
H: 80cm / W: 73cm/ D: 77cm
Seat H: 40cm / Seat D: 45cm