Set of Six De Coene 'Madison' Dining Chairs
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Fred Sandra for De Coene, set of six dining chairs 'Up 636', walnut and black leatherette chairs, Belgium, 1960s.
The elegant dining chairs are part of the Madison series designed by Sandra for De Coene. These majestic chairs have a walnut frame with a beautiful visible grain. The seating in black faux leather with a small back cushion in the back. Exceptional detail how the seat floats in the walnut frame. These chairs are in a very good condition.
The black skai leather has minor traces of age and use. It's possible to reupholster the chairs by experienced craftsman of our in-house atelier are specialist on reupholstery of design furniture. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains it's value and is ready for the many years to come.
De Coene was founded in 1887 in Kortrijk (Belgium) by Jozef de Coene, who was at that time 13 years old. In 1895 his younger brother Adolphe joined the company. In their early years De Coene was inpired by Henry van de Velde, Art Deco and the Arts and Crafts-movement. The company made many custom-made furnishings which leads to an expansive growth. After world war one, the brother visited the United States where they became acquinted with laminated wood production, and purchased a wood-stripping machine. They were the first company that made triplex in Belgium which led to the ability to mass produce. In 1954 they received the right to produce Knoll furniture. But although the company produced on a large-scale, their were still world famous for their meticulously detailed, high-quality and Art Deco inspirerd furniture.