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Chairs by Rud Thygesen & Johnny Sorensen for Magnus Olesen, 1970s, Set of 24

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A high quality of curved laminated wooden stacking chairs with woven wool upholstery in olive green. Set of 24 stacking chairs available, price a piece. Johnny Sorensen was born in Helsingor, son of factory workers and appointed as unskilled helper at the local shipbuilders, from where he advanced to the carpenter shops, where he met Jorn Utzon, son of world famous Danish architect Jorn Utzon, the man behind the Sydney Opera House. He ended his apprenticeship in 1963 producing a writing table in rio rosewood. Admitted to the Art School in Copenhagen he met his future partner Rud Thygesen, with whom he opened a business in 1966. Rud Thygesen and Johnny Sorensen sequently evolved as renowned furniture designers, showerede by prestigious awards like the Carpenter Guilds furniture competition's first prize, the Jubilee prize from the National Bank of Denmark and many others. Their works are shown at the Danish Design Museum ion Copenhagen, The Design Museum in Oslo, Victoria and Albert Museum in London and in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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