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Distressed Bird Chairs by Preben Fabricius & Jørgen Kastholm for Alfred Kill

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Do you know what an architect, a historian, a collector, and a spelunker like Indiana Jones all have in common? This is a chair they would all love to sit on. Its worn in like none other, each with a story to tell - unique, mysterious and wise. This chair speaks volumes for those who sit in it. Distressed is one word that you can use. But character, aged, refined, rugged, those are also equally as describing. Certain things are better with age, such as wine and whiskey, and you can add this chair to that list. Each chair is functional art - your throne is the seat to your future and the connection to your past so make this rare, sought after, and collectible piece yours before it's gone. Only two remain from a total set of seven chairs that we restored from this set. Get these before they are gone! Also, to make these high-back executive chairs even more incredible, they were featured on the set of Marvel's Runaways and were filmed in one of the main characters office. So these chairs have graced the set of a major production series if you purchase one, you can simply turn on Netflix to see your chair on TV, now that's some bragging rights for you to your friends. This incredibly beautiful, heavily distressed but restored and ready to use as an everyday chair, leather Model FK 6727, 'Bird' chair, also commonly referred to as a 'Tulip' chair, designed by Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm, manufactured in Germany by Alfred Kill International, circa 1960, is priced individually. This example is on a 3-Prong Swivel base on Casters. This is the most in-demand base as it swivels AND is on casters AND is the Classic 3-Prong style. Alternative stationary bases can be swapped out for the pictured base at no-charge. We generally have both 3-Prong and 5-Star bases, some swivel and some are stationary. Some have height adjusting levers, some do not. Some are on casters and some are on feet. The gorgeous bucket armchairis fabricated from a fiberglass shell which is encased with its original brown leather cover. The original leather cover posses heavy distressing and years of natural age and wear. To preserve this incredible look - we expertly restored the areas that were needed, including leather repair and reinforcement so that the age and beauty of the chairs could be preserved indefinitely. Reinforcement to the leather was applied invisibly underneath the leather so that to the viewer - it is unnoticeable. This 'Bird' chair (also known as the 'Tulip' chair) would be a perfect addition to any design lovers interior concept. They would look commanding in any office or study as well as being an option for an accent chair in living room, den or games room. They would also work well in a hospitality or corporate location, such as a private members club, executive office, creative space or hotel lobby check in area to create a design magazine worthy look. We also have the corresponding Grasshopper Chaise Lounge available for purchase as well as other designs from Fabricius & Kastholm and Poul Kjaerholm. Inquire for more details. Measurements: 44" H x 29.25" W x 22" D Seat height: 19" Seat depth: 17" Arm height: 28" Condition: Very good original vintage condition. Frames are sturdy and structurally sound. The leather has beautiful heavy distressing and patina built up over time. Slight hardness and crackling on foam inside of the cover which does not affect the chairs usability.

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  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Very good original vintage condition. Frames are sturdy and structurally sound. The leather has beautiful heavy distressing and patina built up over time. Read description for greater details.
  • Dimensions
    H 44 in. x W 29.25 in. x D 22 in.H 111.76 cm x W 74.3 cm x D 55.88 cm
  • Seat Height
    19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU1330215470932
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