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Ten Fully Restored Niels Otto Møller Rosewood Dining Chairs, Inc. Reupholstery

US$16,423.17per set

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The iconic model 78 dining chair was designed in 1954 by Niels O. Møller for J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik. The model is with it´s organically-shapes and pieces of wood that "melt" into each other evidence of what great designers and brilliant cabinetmakers could achieve in Danish design and craftsmanship during this period. The frames of the chairs have been carefully restored and refinished by our cabinetmaker to ensure that they are in excellent condition with only few and minimal signs of age and guse. The chairs will be reupholstered with fabric of your choice from Kvadrat or for additional price leather of your choice so you get the chairs you wish for when they arrive at your doorstep. Born in Aarhus in 1920, the work of Danish designer Niels Otto Møller earned a reputation for consistent excellence in quality and workmanship. Møller's dedication to his craft stemmed from his cabinetmaking apprenticeship, completed in 1939, which was followed by further study at the Aarhus School of Design. In 1944, Møller founded his own furniture production company, JL Møllers Møbelfabrik, in a tiny workshop in the center of his hometown. While overseeing traditional furniture production in his factory, Møller continued to design. The No. 1 chair (1946) was the first result. For the rest of his life, Møller's furniture designs would be produced by his own company. Møller's chairs, such as the sculptural No. 55 and No. 71 (both 1951), strongly represent, through the choice of materials and the soft curves, the Scandinavian postwar vision of practical yet well-made design.

Details

  • Creator
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.89 in. (81 cm)Width: 18.9 in. (48 cm)Depth: 17.33 in. (44 cm)Seat Height: 17.72 in. (45 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 10
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Rosewood,Woodwork
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Refinished. Reupholstered. Chairs have been restored and refinished by our cabinetmaker to ensure that they are in excellent condition and will be reupholstered with fabric of your choice from KVADRAT or for an additional price leather of your choice.
  • Seller Location
    Knebel, DK
  • Reference Number
    Seller: https://aleph-01.kb.dk/F/SBKXACRJDMS6RQIJHF2IMJSJ78VLTG9PLV3FQ481stDibs: LU2713320302022

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    Ships From: Knebel, Denmark
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About the Designer

Niels Otto Møller

Working in rich woods to create durable furniture that is today recognized for its elegant simplicity and solid craftsmanship, Niels Otto Møller was one of the original designers of the famed Scandinavian modern movement that swept through postwar Europe and, eventually, the United States.

At the age of 19, Møller studied to be a cabinetmaker, gaining a strong affinity for working with natural materials. He furthered his education at the local design academy in his hometown of Århus, Denmark, where, in 1944, he established J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik. Møller’s first chair — called simply No. 1 — was introduced in 1946. In 1961, he expanded his thriving business by opening a factory in Højbjerg, producing his popular dining chairs as well as armchairs, lounge chairs, tables and more. Rather than unnecessary ornamentation, he focused on a warm and more minimalist approach that valued function over form. Nearly all of his pieces, from the 1962 Model 78 chair to his simple tables, feature gentle curves formed from woods such as rosewood and teak (a sought-after material among furniture designers of the time).

Though the furnishings boasted a contemporary look and were a departure from the ornate designs of the recent past, Møller’s company crafted all of them using traditional, age-old techniques. For instance, the 1959 Model 77 side chair’s seat is handwoven using a single 425-foot-long cord. Today, the Danish furniture designer’s refined pieces continue to be as sought after as they were when mid-century modernism was in full swing.

The company, still based in its original factory, remains a family business, now headed by Møller’s granddaughter, Kirsten Møller. Along with new pieces, they craft the celebrated original designs, from raw wood to finished assembled products, that made J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik a renowned name in Danish Modern design.

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