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Marianne "The Knitting" Chair by Marianne Boman, Oy Boman Ab 1940s

About the Item

A strikingly beautiful and modernistic easychair by Marianne Boman (1925-2010). Marianne was a Finnish Interior Architect and the daughter of Industrialist, Furniture manufacturer and designer Carl Johan Boman. The story behind the chair and why the armrests left out was due to Marianne's love for knitting. She designed this chair with knitting on her mind as it gave her the perfect space with no armrests limiting the free movement of the knitting needles. It is very comfortable to sit in or dose off into. One can be absorbed into the chair so to speak. The warm sheepskin in honey color suits exceptioally well with this armchair, or let´s say lounge chair since the armrests don`t exist. It has been reuphostelred professionally and with loving care. The wing like look was used by a number of different designers in the 1930-1940s, including Märta Blömstedt and Flemming Lassen. Each designer had a slightly different touch though. Although Boman furnitures are common in Finland, this model is quite rare, and this is the only time we have had this chair in 30 years of business. We highly recommend shipping through 1stdibs and their courriers on this item for the have affordable rates due to the huge volumes they deal with yearly.
  • Creator:
    Boman OY (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 38.59 in (98 cm)Width: 35.44 in (90 cm)Depth: 35.44 in (90 cm)Seat Height: 17.72 in (45 cm)
  • Style:
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1940s
  • Condition:
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. The overall impression is good.
  • Seller Location:
    Helsinki, FI
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU6346236555642
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