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Rare Mid Century modern Poul Hundevad Rocking Chair



Poul Hundevad rare mid century modern rocking chair Extremely rare oak and canvas 1950s safari rocking chair by Poul Hundevad. A true beauty and as far as I know, it is the only rocking chair of this model for sale anywhere in the world. This museum piece is in great vintage condition as can be seen in the images. Measurements : W.61 x D.64 x H.83 cm. Seating height is 39 cm. The chair will be shipped abroad disassembled in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of transport to the US crate included is Euro 425 Danish furniture designer and producer Poul Buch Hundevad was born in Vamdrup in 1917. Hundevad trained as a carpenter before establishing his own cabinetmaking shop and furniture factory, Hundevad & Co., at the beginning of the 1950s in his hometown. The company produced many of the founder’s own designs, alongside the designs of Danish designers Kay Ingemann Iversen, Carlo Jensen, Harald Plum, Mogens Plum, and Kaj Winding. In 1960, Hundevad began production of the Guldhøj Chair (1950s), a reinterpretation of an ancient Nordic folding chair of the same name. The original version was first excavated in 1891 from a burial mound in Vamdrup and is the oldest preserved piece of furniture in Scandinavia, dating back to the Scandinavian Bronze Age, around the second half of the 1400s BC. Working with the National Museum of Denmark where the relic is housed, Hundevad took precise measurements and calculated ways to streamline the design for production. Using four types of wood—oak, teak, wenge, and rosewood—along with leather for the seat, Hundevad’s reproduction was an instant success, producing more than 15,000 copies, which were sold worldwide. The chair is still in production and can be purchased at the National Museum of Denmark’s gift shop. Like many of his midcentury Scandinavian contemporaries, Hundevad favored high-quality materials, such as rosewood and teak, and created furniture that was aesthetically clean and simple, yet multifunctional in practice. He was an expert in joinery, and most of his chair designs incorporate skilled techniques. Although Hundevad is best-known for his Guldhøj Chair, his designs span dining chairs , tray carts , bookcases , and sideboards ; including a square dining table in collaboration with Kai Winding (1950) and the sculptural N°30 Dining Chair (1958). All of Hundevard’s furniture was sold through the sales cooperation of Domus Danica. Hundevard passed away in 2011.


  • Creator
    Poul Hundevad (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 83 cm (32.68 in)Width: 61 cm (24.02 in)Depth: 64 cm (25.2 in)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. The canvas has been on this chair for 60 years. It has stains, wear and a hole on the side of the chair which can be seen in the pictures. In my opinion is this how the chair should be, it tells you a story.
  • Seller Location
    Weesp, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU146428985121

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    Ships From: Weesp, Netherlands
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