Mogens Voltelen Copenhagen Lounge Chair

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As a young man, Danish Architect Mogens Voltelen worked for both Poul Henningsen and Vilhelm Lauritzen. His Copenhagen lounge chair was designed in 1936 for cabinet-maker Niels Vodder. In its first iteration, the leather was attached to the wood frame with brass nails. In 1960, this version appeared, with the stylish leather straps woven through the frame and buckled behind the seat.

When the latter design was shown by Niels Vodder in the Copenhagen Cabinet-makers' Guild Exhibition of 1960, one reviewer wrote, "Then of course there is Niels Vodder's marvelously comfortable leather-covered chair which follows the contours of the body. The leather is fastened to the oak frame by means of thick straps and it seems to be living a life of its own in close contact with the person sitting in it."

Illustrated on pages 144-145 of 40 Years of Danish Furniture Design, 1957-1966 (Grete Jalk, ed.).
Details
Creator
Niels Vodder (Manufacturer), 
Mogens Voltelen (Designer)
Of the Period
Scandinavian Modern
Place of Origin
Denmark
Date of Manufacture
circa 1960
Period
20th Century
Materials and Techniques
Leather
Oak
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
35 in. H x 28 in. W x 26 in. D
89 cm H x 71 cm W x 66 cm D
Seat Height
13.5 in. (34 cm)
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU94754630843
Address
Lawton Mull
1stdibs@NYDC
200 Lexington Ave., 10th Floor
New York NY 10016
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