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Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

Danish, 1916-1986

One half of the influential Danish furniture duo Hvidt and Mølgaard, architect and designer Peter Hvidt created shapely works in teak and rosewood that could be mass-produced and transported at a scale rarely seen before his time. Alongside his business partner, Aalborg-born designer Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, the pair crafted furniture which stands today as a masterclass in the combination of elegance and practicality that is typical of Scandinavian modernism.

Hvidt was born in Copenhagen in 1916. He studied architecture and cabinetry, and graduated from the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. Hvidt established his own design firm in 1940 and taught for three years at his former school, during which he designed the teak Portex chair — Denmark’s first stacking chair (this design has alternatively been attributed to Hvidt’s partnership with Mølgaard-Nielsen over the years).

The exceptional collaboration between Hvidt and Mølgaard-Nielsen took shape in 1944. A student of pioneering Danish modernist designer and architect Kaare Klint and fellow graduate of the School of Arts and Crafts, Mølgaard brought his technical prowess and eye for practical design to the partnership. Together, for more than three decades, Hvidt and Mølgaard would produce over 250 furniture designs, a legacy that included the iconic AX chair.

A masterpiece of technical expertise and innovative woodworking, the sculptural AX armchair was designed in collaboration with manufacturer Fritz Hansen during the late 1940s. It features double-curved laminated wood in the seat and back, and is an early example of knock-down furniture. This meant that it could be easily dismantled and assembled at its destination, which rendered the chair economical for transport on cargo ships and therefore could reach a worldwide audience. The AX went into production in 1950 and eventually gave way to a series that featured tables and other seating.

Hvidt’s proclivity for forward-looking design was typical of the venturesome furniture makers of the mid-century modern era. This extended to textures and materials, too — he believed that a tasteful combination of materials could add character and visual intrigue. With Mølgaard-Nielsen, Hvidt designed streamlined coffee tables, rosewood chairs upholstered with sumptuous black leather and teak side tables with cane shelves (teak was a sought-after material for designers at the time).

The duo’s work with celebrated manufacturers Fritz Hansen, France & Søn and Søborg Møbelfabrik has been a part of exhibitions at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen’s Design Museum and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Peter Hvidt seating, tables and case pieces.

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Creator: Peter Hvidt
Peter Hvidt Orla Molgaard Danish 1950s Highback Lounge Chair in Green Mohair
By Fritz Hansen, Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Charming and very elegant Classic Danish highback lounge chair by Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard. Simple yet very refined design lines and very comfortable to sit in . Normally just f...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Beech, Mohair

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for Gustav Bertelsen Lounge Chair
By Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, Gustav Bertelsen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for Gustav Bertelsen, armchair, teak, niger leather, brass, Denmark, designed in 1948 and manufactured in the late 1940s Early designed lounge ...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Peter Hvidt Early Lounge Chair in Sheepskin
By Peter Hvidt, Fritz Hansen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Peter Hvidt early lounge chair new upholstered with lambswool with buttons. Legs of stained beech. Model 1748, made by Fritz Hansen.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Beech, Lambskin

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen "Boomerang" Lounge Chair for France & Son
By France & Daverkosen, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Foam, Teak

Hvidt & Molgaard Nielsen for John Stuart 147 Teak Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of classic Mid 20th Century Danish Modern lounge chairs by Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard Nielsen for John Stuart. Teak frame, woven rattan back, curved arms, plastic encased m...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Lounge Chair with Ottoman by Peter Hvidt for France & Son, Denmark, 1950s
By France & Søn, Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Basel, BS
Unusually shaped teak armchair and ottoman from the Danish designer duo Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard Nielsen. produced by France and Son in Denamark in the late 1950s beginning og 1...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Peter Hvidt Ax Arm Chair
By Peter Hvidt, Fritz Hansen
Located in Dronten, NL
Armchair designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard–Nielsen and produced in 1963 by Fritz Hansen, Denmark. The chair is press shaped in laminated beechwood, the seat is upholstered ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Birch, Teak

Mid Century Danish Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen Boomerang Chair
By Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Shepperton, Surrey
Designed by Architects Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen in 1954 the Boomerang chair is one of the most elegant chair designs of the Mid Century period. Often looking more Itali...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Teak

Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard-Nielsen Boomerang Chair, Denmark, C1960
By France & Søn, Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Braga, 03
The Boomerang chair is one of the most elegant chair designs of the Mid Century period and it was designed by Architects Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen in 1954 and this particul...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Ax Chair by Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Neilsen for Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard Nielsen for Fritz Hansen in 1947, the Ax Chair has a gently curved bent beechwood frame with armrests that offers a supremely comfortable se...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Beech, Teak

Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard-Nielsen Teak Armchair
By John Stuart Inc., Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Garnerville, NY
Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen teak scoop armchair. Manufactured in Denmark by France and Daverkosen. Freshly upholstered fabric and cushion back and seat. John Stuart enamel ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Teak, Upholstery

Danish Modern Boomerang Chair by Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard-Nielsen
By France & Daverkosen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Burbank, CA
Wonderful Danish modern “Boomerang” lounge chair designed by Peter Hvid and Orla Molgaard-Nielsen for France & Daverkosen in Denmark, circa 1950s. This chair has been identified as m...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Ax chair by Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen for Fritz Hansen
By Hvidt & Mølgaard, Fritz Hansen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Ranst, VAN
Ax chair designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen and produced by Fritz Hansen, Denmark 1950s. The chair is made of a combination of laminated beechwood and teak with a mahoga...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Beech, Mahogany, Teak

Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard-Nielsen X-Chairs Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1979
By Fritz Hansen, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Fantastically shaped pair of lounge chairs model X-Chair designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard-Nielsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark 1979. These sculptural chairs feature a black lacqu...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Beech

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs by Peter Hvidt & Olga Molgaard Neilson
By John Stuart Inc., Peter Hvidt
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Beautiful pair of Mid-Century Modern sculptural Scandinavian designed chairs by Peter Hvidt and Olga Molgaard Neilson for John Stuart Inc. Created out of walnut with sloping curved a...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen Teak Lounge Chairs for France & Søn
By France & Søn, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of stunning Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen lounge chairs designed for France & Søn in Denmark circa 1950's. This design uses quality teak wood and a few studio craft techni...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Foam, Wood

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen Model FD-146 Lounge Chair
By France & Daverkosen, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lounge Chair designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Daverkosen in Denmark circa 1950’s. This stunning Model FD-146 features a walnut-stained beechwood frame wit...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Foam, Beech

Teak AX Easy Chair by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in TORONTO, CA
Stunning easy chair by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen with a stained oak seat and backrest and curvilinear teak arms and legs. A rare piece with beautiful bentwood details. In...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Oak, Teak

Ax Lounge Chair by Peter Hvidt & Orly Mølgaard-Nielsen, 1947
By Fritz Hansen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Ax lounge chair by Peter Hvidt & Orly Mølgaard-Nielsen MFG: Fritz Hansen c. 1954 Denmark Materials: Laminated beech, leather & teak. Character enhanced by patina and wear. scra...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Beech, Teak, Bentwood

Hvidt and Mølgaard-Nielsen FD-130 Teak Chair and Ottoman in Cowhide
By Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, Peter Hvidt
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
Hvidt & Mølgaard was a Copenhagen-based, Danish design and architectural firm which existed from 1944 until 2009. Founded by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, the company was a ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Cowhide, Teak

Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard Nielsen Arm Chair
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Heesch, NL
Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard Nielsen are the Danish duo that designed this easy chair. The chair is called the Boomerang chair. This specific one for sale is an early version. Desi...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen Boomerang Chair For France & Daverkosen
By Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Shepperton, Surrey
Designed by Architects Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen in 1954 the Boomerang chair is one of the most elegant chair designs of the Mid Century period. Often looking more Italian...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Peter Hvidt Early Lounge Chair in Sheepskin
By Fritz Hansen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Peter Hvidt early lounge chair new upholstered with lambswool with buttons. Legs of beech. Model 1748, made by Fritz Hansen.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Lambskin, Beech

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen Long Chair
By France & Søn, Peter Hvidt
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beautiful Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen easy chair for France & Daverkosen made in Denmark, circa 1950s. This stunning chair was designed with the highest quality of teak. The ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Teak, Bentwood

Fauteuil en teck modèle “FD144”, Peter Hvidt et Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, 1950
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Bruxelles, BE
Fauteuil en teck, design de Peter Hvidt et Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen pour France & Daverkosen, années 1950. Accoudoirs en bois courbé avec assise et dossier velours couleur vert. D...
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1950s Danish Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Teak

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen Lounge Chairs for France & Søn
By France & Søn, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of stunning Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen lounge chairs designed for France & Søn in Denmark circa 1950s. This design uses quality teak wood and a few studio Craft techniq...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood, Teak

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen Easy Chairs by France & Son in Denmark
By Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare pair of easy chairs designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen. Produced by France & Son in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Peter Hvidt Danish Modern Lounge Chair
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Danish Mid-Century Modern Peter Hvidt for Soborg lounge chair.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Textile, Teak

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen "Ax" Lounge Chair for Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A striking chair designed by architects Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen in collaboration with the famous artisan company Fritz Hansen in Denmark circa 1960s. Our chair uses quali...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Foam, Laminate, Wood

Danish Jens Quistgaard Style Peter Hvidt High Back Lounge Chair
By Peter Hvidt, Jens Harald Quistgaard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful Mid-Century Modern lounge chair features a high backrest and a thick padded seat. Sleek Danish design with a sculpted oak frame and tapered legs. This rare Jens Quistg...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Danish Peter Hvidt Tall Lounge Chairs in Grey Flannel
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Stunning pair of Danish midcentury Peter Hvidt tall lounge chairs newly re-upholstered in grey flannel.
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Teak

Lounge Chair by Peter Hvidt
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Peter Hvidt lounge chair upholstered in fabric and elm wood, circa 1945, Denmark
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Mid-20th Century Danish Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Elm

Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen AX Chair for Fritz Hansen
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Shepperton, Surrey
A favourite of ours and certainly a favourite or architects who liked to dress their projects with these chairs for photo shoots in the 1950s and 1960s. A design Classic from 1947...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs

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Beech, Mahogany, Teak

Peter Hvidt lounge chairs for sale on 1stDibs

The Peter Hvidt lounge chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Peter Hvidt lounge chairs there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 19 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original lounge chairs by Peter Hvidt were created in Scandinavia during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider lounge chairs by Arne Hovmand-Olsen, Kai Kristiansen and Poul Jensen. The prices for Peter Hvidt lounge chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,650 and tops out at $13,500, while pieces like these can sell for $5,580 on average..

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