Jacob Kjær Pair of 'UN' Armchairs Model B37 with Original Leather

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Jabob Kjær for Jacob Kjær Møbelhaandværk, pair of 'UN' armchairs model B37, original black leather, mahogany, Denmark, design 1949, manufactured 1957 Stunning pair of 'UN' chairs by Jabob Kjær manufactured in 1957. The Danish deisgner Jabob Kjær was creating this paticular design for the United Nations Building in New York City. The strong, elegant form of the round backrest that results on the tapered armrests in combination with the light frame forms a truly balanced composition. Lightness is created through the slim proportions of the frame which is executed in mahogany. Together with the original black leather  with admirable patina this pair of armchairs is visually striking. A manufacturer's label can be found under the seat. The provenance of this pair is rather special: Nobody less than Edward Wormely owned these chairs. Jacob Kjaer (1896-1957) started working as a furniture designer in 1915. From 1918-20 he studied at the Institue of Arts and Crafts Museum in Berlin, than worked in Paris and returned to Copenhagen in 1926 where he opened his own workshop. His highly skilled craftsmanship and designs got honored with the Hand Work Medal in 1954.

Product details

  • condition Good
  • Creator Jacob Kjaer (Designer Manufacturer)
  • Date of Manufacture 1957
  • Dimensions Height 30.12 in. (76.5 cm) Width
  • Materials and Techniques Leather Mahogany
  • Period 1950-1959
  • Place of Origin Denmark
  • sold as set of 2
  • Style Scandinavian Modern (In the Style Of)