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'President' Fiberglass Lounge Chairs by Steen Ostergaard for Cado, 1968, Signed

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This beautiful pair of rare 'President' Lounge chairs, Model #265 by Steen Ostergaard for Cado, Denmark (each chair signed with Cado embossed logo on frame), was designed in 1968 and produced at Krauss Maffei, Munich, Germany for a short time in limited quantities. For collectors of 1960s and 1970s Space Age, this is a sought-after and coveted design to have. Produced in fiberglass reinforced poly-amide nylon and is anti-static, full depth colored, and can not delaminate, and were cast in the largest injection mold in the world at the time. The head / neck rest is adjustable via the two dials on the back and can be raised or lowered to your desired setting. The President Lounge, which was part of the A-Line series, was prominently featured in many books, magazines and movies such as 'Star Trek' where it appears in Captain Kirk's 23rd century San Francisco apartment. ABOUT THE DESIGNER: Educated Cabinetmaker and Imagery Carver – Bronze Medal 1957. Graduated from the SCHOOL of ARTS & CRAFTS, Copenhagen, Denmark 1960, with certificate – Highest Marks. Officer in the Royal Danish Army 1960-1962. ACTIVITIES: Own Design offices in Denmark, respectively England, Germany and France. Main activities – Furniture design – Industrial Design – Professional product development. Designer and inventor of worlds first chair injection moulded in one piece. Developer and designer of the first Action Recliner furniture with built-in footrest. Worked for the famous Danish furniture architect Finn Juhl 1962-1966. Chief designer and developer for architect Poul Cadovius, Cado, France & Son and Abstracta 1970-1975. Manager in Wiltax – the largest factory of carpets in Denmark 1978-1981. Planed the collection and designs of carpet patterns and construction of tufted carpets. AWARDS: 1st prize 1960 at the International Furniture Competition, designs for the Danish Upholstery Guild, on the occasion of their 500 years Jubilee The Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark 1st prize at the International Furniture Competition, Cantu, Italy 1963 Awarded by the Danish Cabinetmakers Guild 1964 and 1965 Selected by The Danish Cabinetmakers Guilt to represent the “THE FURNITURE OF THE FUTURE” 1965 Highest bursary from Johs. Kroiers Fond, Denmark, 1966 Scholarship at the Cloister San Cataldo, Amalfi, Italy 1966 Assigned the “POLY AWARD OF MERIT”, from the Society of Plastic Industry, USA 1984 1st prize – Certificate of Achievement – “MOST INNOVATIVE USE OF KD HARDWARE”, KDesign, New York, USA 1984 1st prize – Certificate of Achievement – “BEST KD MERCHANDISING PROGRAM”, KDesign, New York, USA 1984 EXHIBITIONS: Odd Fellow Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 1960 Gallery d’Arte, Cantu, Italy 1963 Museum of Arts and Crafts, Copenhagen, Denmark 1962, 1964, 1965 Art Center, Eriksholm, Copenhagen, Denmark 1965 Milano, Italy 1971 Technical Museum, Munich, Germany 1972 Heals, London, Great Britain 1973 La Boutique Danoise, Paris, France 1973 Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA 1974 Den Permanente, Copenhagen, Denmark 1979 Christianshus, Copenhagen, Denmark 1968 - 1980 Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark 1981 - 2008 Cologne, Germany 1970 - 2010 MEASUREMENTS: H 33.75" x W 34" x D 35.5" Seat Height: 15" Seat Depth: 19" CONDITION: Fabric was previously reupholstered and is in very good condition. Fiberglass frames are in excellent structural condition with light vintage wear including light scratches and minor scuffs. Overall presents very well, ideal collectors examples and ready for immediate use.
  • Creator:
    Steen Ostergaard (Designer),Cado (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 33.75 in (85.73 cm)Width: 34 in (86.36 cm)Depth: 35.5 in (90.17 cm)Seat Height: 15 in (38.1 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 2
  • Style:
    Space Age (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1968
  • Condition:
    Reupholstered. Fabric was previously reupholstered and is in very good condition. Fiberglass frames are in excellent structural condition with light vintage wear including light scratches and minor scuffs. Overall presents very well and ready for immediate use.
  • Seller Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1330224642002
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