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Theo Ruth for Artifort 'Congo' Easy Chairs in Patterned Fabric

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Theo Ruth for Artifort, ‘Congo’ lounge chairs, wood, fabric, The Netherlands, 1952 Set of iconic ‘Congo’ easy chairs by Theo Ruth. These chairs have a unique construction, forced by tension and gravity. The back and seating are two separate elements that fit together to form this chair. The sloping legs nicely follow the lines of the seating and back. These chairs show beautiful organic lines and curves, which contribute to the character of the chair. Theo Ruth (1915-) could be seen as the pioneer of the designs of Artifort. In 1936 he joined the company, first as cabinetmaker, later in 1939 as head of the design and development department. The Congo chair is his best-known design and was great sales success for Artifort. Please note that we have more ‘Congo’ chairs in stock. Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. This can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well.
  • Creator:
    Theo Ruth (Designer),Artifort (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 32.29 in (82 cm)Width: 20.08 in (51 cm)Depth: 33.08 in (84 cm)Seat Height: 14.57 in (37 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1952
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftspeople in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. Check ‘About the item’ or ask our design specialists for detailed information on the condition.
  • Seller Location:
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 4900001751stDibs: LU933128295872
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