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Rare Sofa by Arne Vodder for Ivan Schlechter Denmark, 1953

$10,663.32

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Very beautiful two-seat sofa designed by the Danish designer Arne Vodder and manufactured by Ivan Schlechter in 1953. The sofa comes with brown-cognac leather and dark wooden legs and is in a good-excellent condition.

Details

  • Creator
    Ivan Schlechter (Manufacturer),Arne Vodder (Designer)
  • Similar to
    Finn Juhl (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.71 in. (78 cm)Width: 48.43 in. (123 cm)Depth: 29.53 in. (75 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1953
  • Condition
    Reupholstered.
  • Seller Location
    Berlin, DE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1865320236392

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    Ships From: Berlin, Germany
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About the Designer

Arne Vodder

Along with Vernor Panton, cabinetmaker and architect Arne Vodder was a leading light of what might be called the “second generation” of forward-thinking 20th-century Danish furniture designers — those who, following in the footsteps of Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl and others, first applied the skills, traditions and philosophical tenets of Scandinavian craftsmanship to a modern furniture idiom.

As a graduate student in architecture trained by pioneering furniture designer Finn Juhl, Vodder made his mark in the 1960s, when modern design had gained wide acceptance, particularly in the business world. Accordingly, many of Vodder's chairs are quiet in form — projecting an air of sturdiness and strength, rather than avant-garde styling.

Vodder’s aesthetic flair was very pronounced in his vintage cabinets and storage piecessideboards, bookcases, credenzas and buffets. In such pieces, Vodder liked to play with asymmetry. His bookcases often have a seemingly random array of variously sized shelves and nooks. A typical Vodder sideboard might have four sections, each different in purpose and look: an open stack of vertical shelves, and other cupboards covered with sliding panels in contrasting colored laminates and wood veneers.

As you will see from the works on 1stDibs, Arne Vodder had a sense of what kind of design was appropriate for which space: sobriety in the boardroom; playfulness at home.

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