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Pair of Antti Nurmesniemi Lounge Chairs Designed for Hotel Palace, Finland, 1952

$47,326.79per set


This exceptionally rare pair of lounge chairs was designed by Antti Nurmesniemi for the Palace Hotel in Helsinki in 1952. The chairs were a custom commission to furnish the lobby and other public spaces of the modernist hotel interior. The organic round seat shell retains its original black leatherette upholstery. The loose cushion is upholstered in a white wool, offering a nice contrast and adding depth to the design. The chair is resting on an X-shaped base made of black lacquered birch wood.   The chairs are generously sized and very comfortable. Please see the last picture of the listing to get a better sense of scale (the person sitting in the chair is 188 cm/ 6'2 ft).


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 36.03 in. (91.5 cm)Width: 36.23 in. (92 cm)Depth: 33.47 in. (85 cm)Seat Height: 15.36 in. (39 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Wooden base with minor wear. Leatherette upholstery with a few minor bumps on the backside and a few minor scratches. The general overall impression is good. Full condition report available upon request.
  • Seller Location
    The Hague, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1803321671422

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    Ships From: The Hague, Netherlands
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