Midcentury Norwegian Bentwood Brown Leather Chair
An original, vintage, Norwegian armchair in deep brown leather, most likely designed by Elsa and Nordahl Solheim. Dating from the 1970’s, this unusual design playfully balances curves to create a flowing, organic form. Its beautiful, dark bentwood frame of stained beech is superbly comfortable. This chair works as a standalone, statement piece, or as an additional seat to accompany other lounge furniture. Its compact proportions and the space created by the bentwood design, mean it’s not a seat that requires a lot of room, in the same way a more conventional armchair might. It’s a neat piece but offers all the comfort of a large lounge chair.
This original, vintage piece is ‘sold as seen’. It is in very good, used condition. We have thoroughly cleaned the leather and the wooden frame. The original leather upholstery is in excellent condition with minimal signs of wear. There is a little wrinkling, a little fading and some minor scuffs as you would expect with vintage leather. All buttons are secure and the cushions inners are plump and soft. The finishing vinyl and strapping under the cushions is also in good order. There are poppers on the edges of the cushions to moor them to the main frame. On the seat cushion two of the poppers on the frame are missing. That said, the cushions don’t move and they naturally hold their position within the frame so the poppers serve as a contingency measure, not a necessity. As you can see from our pictures, the bentwood frame is in immaculate order with hardly any signs of wear. Sadly there is no maker’s label affixed anymore on the underside but we know it hails from Norway and dates from the 1970s. It can most likely be attributed to Rybo Rykken & Co. Please do browse our photos for an accurate sense of this chair’s super condition.
H: 80cm / W: 66cm / D: 80cm
Seat Depth: 55cm Seat Height: 45cm