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Pair of Esko Pajamies Lounge Chairs in Raf Simons Fabric, Merva Finland, 1960s

$5,092.17per item


This exceptionally rare pair of lounge chairs was designed by Esko Pajamies and produced by the Finnish company Merva in the 1960s. The rectangular shape of the seat, armrests and backrest give the chair a geometric and modernist appearance. The comfortable seat is suspended over two cantilever flat bar legs in chrome plated steel. The chairs have been fully reconditioned and newly upholstered in a charcoal and silver gray 'Ria' fabric designed by Raf Simons for Kvadrat. The base of this wool fabric is made up of a thinner, single toned yarn, through which are woven two colors of thicker yarn to create a subtly textured dotting of color across the surface. As with the optic mixture created by the Pointillists, the fragmented colors add an interesting depth and texture to the design of the chairs. The chromed legs have been polished and are in very good condition. One of the frames is marked with the manufacturer's label 'Merva Metalliteos, Made in Finland'. The listed price is for one chair. We also have a matching three seat sofa available, please see listing reference LU1803321747102.


  • Creator
    Esko Pajamies (Designer),Kvadrat (Weaver),Raf Simons (Designer),Merva Merivaara. (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.75 in. (73 cm)Width: 30.71 in. (78 cm)Depth: 26.38 in. (67 cm)Seat Height: 15.75 in. (40 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Fully reconditioned and newly upholstered in a Kvadrat/Raf Simons wool fabric. The chromed steel legs have been polished.
  • Seller Location
    The Hague, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1803320370352

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    Ships From: The Hague, Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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