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Have a seat!

There's department store danish and then there's Danish Modern.

These chairs are definitely the latter.
Whenever we see this style of chair, we always check for the "Made in Denmark" stamp as, in our experience, these ones are the best. There's many different variations of this chair frame out there. Some are a fixed frame, some are "knock down", designed for export, some have solid panel backs and some have back rungs, to allow the upholstery to peek through.

They're not always teak or rosewood (although this set is definitely teak) and sometimes are walnut and even maple and and usually, some are nicer than others. This pair is one of the nicest we've seen, with brass fittings and blade arms, this pair only needed a little TLC by way of new cushions and strapping by Princess Perfect to make them perfect for the store. Priced at $695 each or $1200 for the pair, these are perfect for a masculine den or a simple modern space. The small square coffee table between the two is from Sweden and is priced at $395.
UPDATE: Teak chairs have sold (Thanks Martin for the pedigree info!)

If you're looking for something a little more sculptural, we have another large diamond in. No, not a Tiffany diamond, a Diamond chair designed by Harry Bertoia.

This is a Knoll original, and is the larger of the diamond chair series. It has the grey fabric cover, but this can be removed to make it a more sculptural piece. The price is $1800, and if you know your Knoll, you'll know that's a great price.
So drop by the store and have a seat!
See you at the store!

1 comment:

  1. Those are Hans Wegner designed GE-270's made by Getema.. I have one, great chairs.