Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 9

Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard Nielsen Arm Chair

$5,911.51

About

Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard Nielsen are the Danish duo that designed this easy chair. The chair is called the Boomerang chair. This specific one for sale is an early version. Designed in the 1950-ies. It is the teak version with newly upholstered cushions. The original rubber bands, back and seating are there. The chair is labeld France&Son which also shows that it is in fact the early edition. The chair is in good condition and can be used straight away. Plus it sits amazingly well.

Details

  • Creator
    Peter Hvidt (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.29 in (82 cm)Width: 29.93 in (76 cm)Depth: 27.17 in (69 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Heesch, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1073426086022

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Retrieving quote...
    Ships From: Heesch, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

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

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More

About the Designer

Peter Hvidt

One half of the influential Danish furniture duo Hvidt and Mølgaard, architect and designer Peter Hvidt created shapely works in teak and rosewood that could be mass-produced and transported at a scale rarely seen before his time. Alongside his business partner, Aalborg-born designer Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, the pair crafted furniture which stands today as a masterclass in the combination of elegance and practicality that is typical of Scandinavian modernism.

Hvidt was born in Copenhagen in 1916. He studied architecture and cabinetry, and graduated from the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. Hvidt established his own design firm in 1940 and taught for three years at his former school, during which he designed the teak Portex chair — Denmark’s first stacking chair (this design has alternatively been attributed to Hvidt’s partnership with Mølgaard-Nielsen over the years).

The exceptional collaboration between Hvidt and Mølgaard-Nielsen took shape in 1944. A student of pioneering Danish modernist designer and architect Kaare Klint and fellow graduate of the School of Arts and Crafts, Mølgaard brought his technical prowess and eye for practical design to the partnership. Together, for more than three decades, Hvidt and Mølgaard would produce over 250 furniture designs, a legacy that included the iconic AX chair.

A masterpiece of technical expertise and innovative woodworking, the sculptural AX armchair was designed in collaboration with manufacturer Fritz Hansen during the late 1940s. It features double-curved laminated wood in the seat and back, and is an early example of knock-down furniture. This meant that it could be easily dismantled and assembled at its destination, which rendered the chair economical for transport on cargo ships and therefore could reach a worldwide audience. The AX went into production in 1950 and eventually gave way to a series that featured tables and other seating.

Hvidt’s proclivity for forward-looking design was typical of the venturesome furniture makers of the mid-century modern era. This extended to textures and materials, too — he believed that a tasteful combination of materials could add character and visual intrigue. With Mølgaard-Nielsen, Hvidt designed streamlined coffee tables, rosewood chairs upholstered with sumptuous black leather and teak side tables with cane shelves (teak was a sought-after material for designers at the time).

The duo’s work with celebrated manufacturers Fritz Hansen, France & Søn and Søborg Møbelfabrik has been a part of exhibitions at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen’s Design Museum and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Peter Hvidt seating, tables and case pieces.

About the Seller
5.0
Located in Heesch, Netherlands
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
1stDibs seller since 2014
19 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 10 hours
More From This SellerView All
  • Nanna Dietzel Lounge Chairs, Danish Modern
    By Nanna Ditzel
    Located in Heesch, NL
    A pair of Nana Ditzel lounge chairs. Nana Ditzel was a Danish designer (1923-2005). Two lovely Scandinavian easy chairs produced for Willadsen and designed in 1952. These modern lo...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Wood

  • GETAMA Hans Wegner Prototype Lounge Chair
    Located in Heesch, NL
    Rare Wegner easy chair with ottoman. It is a prototype named GE 440. This item is produced in Denmark for GETAMA in the late 1960s. Made of white lacquered metal with original upho...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Metal

  • Hans Brattrud Scandia Lounge Chair Norwegian Design
    By Hans Brattrud
    Located in Heesch, NL
    Special Hans Brattrud easy chair. Designed in the 1950s. The design with the vertical ribs attached to horizontal laminated slabs make it an ingenious construction transforming it t...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Plywood

  • Rare Jorgen Hoj Lounge Chair Vitsoe Design
    By Jorgen Hoj
    Located in Heesch, NL
    Jorgen Hoj lounge chair. Designed for Niels Vitsoe in the 1960s. This fine and not easy to find chair is upholstered in natural leather and has solid aluminum feet. The lea...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Aluminum

  • Hans Brattrud Scandia Lounge Chair Norwegian Design
    By Hans Brattrud
    Located in Heesch, NL
    Special Hans Brattrud lounge chair. Designed in the 1960s. This Scandia chair for Hove Mobler is executed in rosewood. It has a chrome swivel base and can be called exclusive becaus...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Plywood

  • Gio ponti Nifea folding chair
    Located in Heesch, NL
    Gio Ponti Folding chair designed 1958 for Fratelli Reguitti stil with the Original canvas upholstery
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Italian Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Wood, Canvas

You May Also Like
  • Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen Long Chair
    By France & Søn, Peter Hvidt
    Located in North Hollywood, CA
    Beautiful Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen easy chair for France & Daverkosen made in Denmark, circa 1950s. This stunning chair was designed with the highest quality of teak. The ...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Teak, Bentwood

  • Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard-Nielsen Teak Armchair
    By Peter Hvidt, John Stuart Inc., Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
    Located in Garnerville, NY
    Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen teak scoop armchair. Manufactured in Denmark by France and Daverkosen. Freshly upholstered fabric and cushion back and seat. John Stuart enamel ...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

    Materials

    Teak, Upholstery

  • Danish Modern Boomerang Chair by Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard-Nielsen
    By France & Daverkosen, Peter Hvidt
    Located in Burbank, CA
    Wonderful Danish modern “Boomerang” lounge chair designed by Peter Hvid and Orla Molgaard-Nielsen for France & Daverkosen in Denmark, circa 1950s. This chair has been identified as m...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Brass

  • Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard-Nielsen X-Chairs Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1979
    By Fritz Hansen, Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
    Located in Etten-Leur, NL
    Fantastically shaped pair of lounge chairs model X-Chair designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard-Nielsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark 1979. These sculptural chairs feature a black lacqu...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Leather, Beech

  • Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen Model FD-146 Lounge Chair
    By France & Daverkosen, Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    Lounge Chair designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Daverkosen in Denmark circa 1950’s. This stunning Model FD-146 features a walnut-stained beechwood frame wit...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Foam, Beech

  • Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen Lounge Chairs for France & Søn
    By France & Søn, Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    Pair of stunning Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen lounge chairs designed for France & Søn in Denmark circa 1950s. This design uses quality teak wood and a few studio Craft techniq...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Fabric, Wood, Teak

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery