Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 11

Rare Pair of 020 Lounge Chairs, Kho Liang Ie for Artifort the Netherlands, 1958

$12,000per set

About

Rare pair of lounge chairs by Dutch designer Kho Liang Ie for the company Artifort Kho Liang Ie joined Artifort in 1958, as estethic advisor to guide Artifort into a modern company He was also the one that attracted designers like Pierre Paulin and Geoffrey Harcourt to come to Holland and design for Artifort The 020 model lounge chair was designed in 1958 and was a turning point for Artifort in their designs and was a representation of Artiforts new design philosophy Top quality materials and finish is what Kho Liang Ie was famous for We completely restored these chairs with new interior foam and used a De Ploeg (mostly used by Artifort as well) Steppe fabric in a fabulous green or petrol blue melange wool fabric The chromed steel frames have been polished and are in original vintage condition with minor wear consistent with age and use preserving a beautiful original vintage patina.

Details

  • Creator
    Kho Liang Ie (Designer),Artifort (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.52 in. (77.5 cm)Width: 26.19 in. (66.5 cm)Depth: 28.15 in. (71.5 cm)Seat Height: 16.74 in. (42.5 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1958
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. New Upholstery and new Pantera Foam interior, original chromed steel frames (polished) with a few small area's of chrome loss consistent with age and use. Detailed condition report upon request available.
  • Seller Location
    bergen op zoom, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU93019567423

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping

    Ships From: bergen op zoom, 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 Manufacturer

Artifort

The sterling reputation that Artifort enjoys isn’t limited to the innovative upholstery and fluid, organic shapes for which its products are widely known — the legendary Dutch brand’s vintage seating and other furniture is also celebrated for its embodiment of functionality, comfort and quality. These are among the principles that underpin the philosophy toward modern furniture design at Artifort, which has been at the crossroads of furniture and art for over 125 years.

Prior to 1928, the year Artifort officially became a brand, Jules Wagemans had a small upholstery business in Maastricht, the Netherlands. After setting up in 1890, his son, Henricus Wagemans, broadened the scope of the company to include furniture production. By the end of the 1920s, their showroom in Amsterdam had made them a recognizable brand across the Netherlands.

Then named H. Wagemans & Van Tuien, the company changed its name to Artifort after the economic recession. Artifort came from two Latin words meaning “art” and “strong” — a perfect description for the style of each design and the manufacturer’s intention to create sturdy furnishings. Artifort’s reputation for durable armchairs and sofas endures, and vintage editions of this seating are now family heirlooms in many homes.

Artifort became a magnet for high-profile and up-and-coming designers alike. Many furniture designers’ careers began thanks to collaborations with Artifort, such as Dutch industrial and jewelry designer Gijs Bakker and Indonesian-born designer Kho Liang Ie. Also known for designing the interiors at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, Kho Liang Ie was an aesthetic consultant at Artifort and used his expertise to turn the company into a world-class brand. Perhaps his largest contribution, however, was attracting the talents of French furniture and interior designer Pierre Paulin and English furniture designer Geoffrey D. Harcourt.

Paulin’s bright and colorful lounge chairs, such as his Orange Slice chair and Mushroom chair, are still central to the Artifort identity. The revered designer not only introduced new construction techniques to Artifort furniture, but contributed fresh materials, Pop art colors and dazzling shapes to the mid-century modern era as a whole, while Harcourt deserves credit for popularizing Artifort internationally and extending their reach into foreign markets.

Another talent boom in the 1990s at Artifort yielded collaborations with Jasper Morrison, Wolfgang Mezger and René Holten. Iranian designer Khodi Feiz was named art director in 2014 and has continued the tradition of recruiting top designers such as Claesson Koivisto Rune, Ilse Crawford and Luca Nichetto.

Find a collection of vintage Artifort lounge chairs, tables and more on 1stDibs.

About the Seller
4.9
Located in bergen op zoom, Netherlands
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1999
1stDibs seller since 2012
305 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller
  • Stunning Pair Kho Liang Ie Model 703 Lounge Chairs For Stabin, Netherlands 1968
    By Kho Liang Ie, Stabin
    Located in bergen op zoom, NL
    A stunning pair of 703 lounge chairs by designer Kho Liang ie made by manufacturer STABIN in Woerden Holland. STABIN was a steel construction company who produced interiors for buss...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Dutch Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Steel

  • Rare Pair of 040 Lounge Chairs by Geoffrey Harcourt Artifort The Netherlands '64
    By Geoffrey D. Harcourt, Artifort
    Located in bergen op zoom, NL
    A very rare pair of 040 lounge chairs by British designer Geoffrey Harcourt for Artifort, The Netherlands, 1964 Geoffrey Harcourt was one of the international designers (like Pierre...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

    Materials

    Chrome, Steel

  • Pair of New Upholstered Lounge Chairs by Theo Ruth for Artifort 1950's
    By Artifort, Theo Ruth
    Located in bergen op zoom, NL
    Pair of nicely curved wingback chairs in a senior and lady version by Dutch designer Their Ruth for Artifort manufactured in the 1950's Photo's of the complete classic reupholster...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Steel

  • Pair of DUX Lounge Chairs Fully Restored in Mohair Velvet, Artifort, 1955
    By Artifort, Theo Ruth
    Located in bergen op zoom, NL
    Pair of lounge chairs by Swedish manufacturer DUX and distributed by Artifort the Netherlands 1955 These lounge chairs were top of the Artifort range in 1955, handmade in Sweden and...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Steel

  • Pair of Artifort F165 Lounge Chairs with New Ploeg Wool Upholstery, circa 1955
    By Artifort
    Located in bergen op zoom, NL
    Pair of beautiful restored lounge chairs by Artifort The Netherlands produced, circa 1955. These top quality lounge chairs have been fully restored with respect to the original wa...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Steel, Nickel

  • Kho Liang Le Stackable and Linkable Chairs Model 305 for CAR, 1957
    By Kho Liang Ie, CAR Katwijk
    Located in bergen op zoom, NL
    These Model 305 chairs where designed in 1957 by important Dutch pioneer designer Kho Liang Ie for CAR industry Katwijk The Netherlands This version was purchased in 1963 and has ...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

    Materials

    Enamel

You May Also Like

1958, Kho Liang Ie, Rare Easy Chair from 020 Series by Artifort
By Kho Liang Ie, Artifort
Located in IJMuiden, NL
Rare Mid-Century Kho Liang Ie easy chair from the 020 series designed for Artifort in 1958. These lounge chairs are very different from the chairs Artifort made before 1958. Striking...
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Lounge Chair 024 by Kho Liang Ie for Artifort, Netherlands
By Kho Liang Ie, Artifort
Located in RHEEZERVEEN, Overijssel
Lounge chair model 024 by Kho Liang Ie, made of metal, wood and (brown) artificial leather. Firm seating because of the use of wooden slats under the cushions. The chair is in a very...
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Rare '020 Series' Seating Group by Kho Liang Ie for Artifort, Netherlands, 1958
By Kho Liang Ie, Artifort
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This rare and complete seating group is a design by Kho Liang Ie for the company of Artifort. Kho Liang Ie joined Artifort in 1958 as estethic advisor. The 020 model was designed in ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Metal

Set of two Midcentury Kho Liang Ie 020 Easy Chairs for Artifort
By Kho Liang Ie, Artifort
Located in RHEEZERVEEN, Overijssel
Midcentury armchairs from the 020 series by Dutch designer Kho Liang Ie for Artifort. The design of the chairs is simple and the construction of metal and wood is clearly visible. Bo...
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Kho Liang Ie for Stabin Lounge Chairs Model 703, the Netherlands, 1968
By Stabin, Kho Liang Ie
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Kho Liang Ie is among the most important Dutch designers of the Mid-Century. He has designed many beautiful pieces, mainly for Artifort, but also for a couple other companies, such a...
Category

Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Elegant Artifort C 070 Lounge Chair by Kho Liang Ie in Black Leather and Chrome
By Kho Liang Ie, Artifort
Located in Voorburg, NL
Very elegant C 070 lounge chair designed by Kho Liang Ie in 1964 for Artifort. The chair comes in black leather in perfect condition constructed on a very heavy chromed base. Manufac...
Category

Early 2000s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Kho Liang Ie Model 703 Lounge Chairs for Stabin
By Kho Liang Ie
Located in Dronten, NL
Pair of lounge chairs by Kho Liang Ie for Stabin Woerden, the Netherlands. Elegant and very comfortable Minimalist design by the Dutch modernist master. Beautiful matte chrome fra...
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

C684 sofa by Kho Liang Ie for Artifort, The Netherlands 1968
By Kho Liang Ie, Artifort
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Design sofa by Kho Liang Ie for Artifort, The Netherlands 1968. The white frame has some traces of use, but can be repainted if desired. We upholstered the sofa in a light grey wool ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Canapes

Materials

Metal

Set of four Kho Liang Ie for Stabin lounge chairs model 703, Holland 1960’s
By Stabin, Artifort, Kho Liang Ie
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Kho Liang Ie for Stabin lounge chairs model 703, Holland 1960’s Tubular metal frame and new off white upholstery. Two chairs have different rubber floor protectors. Marked at the bo...
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Kho Liang Ie Model 662 Sofa for Artifort
By Kho Liang Ie, Artifort
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Amazing midcentury low, stealth and tufted 3-seat sofa designed by Kho Liang ie for Artifort, Holland. New black upholstery and original black enameled metal frame in original condit...
Category

Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

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