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Theo Ruth for Artifort 'Congo' Easy Chairs in Colourful Fabric

$2,200per item

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Theo Ruth for Artifort, ‘Congo’ lounge chairs, wood, fabric, the Netherlands, 1952 Set of colorful iconic ‘Congo’ easy chairs by Theo Ruth. These chairs have a unique construction, forced by tension and gravity. The back and seating are two separate elements that fit together to form this chair. The sloping legs nicely follow the lines of the seating and back. These chairs show beautiful organic lines and curves, which contribute to the character of the chair. Theo Ruth (1915-) could be seen as the pioneer of the designs of Artifort. In 1936 he joined the company, first as cabinetmaker, later in 1939 as head of the design and development department. The Congo chair is his best-known design and was great sales success for Artifort. Please note that we have more ‘Congo’ chairs in stock. Please also note that we advise reupholstery before use. This can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well. VAT within the EU: When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.

Details

  • Creator
    Theo Ruth (Designer),Artifort (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 15.36 in. (39 cm)Width: 21.66 in. (55 cm)Depth: 32.29 in. (82 cm)Seat Height: 15.36 in. (39 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1952
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration requests can be done. We guarantee a very highquality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 450040921stDibs: LU933123573372

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
4.8 / 5
Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

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