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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Virginia
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Torben Schmidt, “Nordiska möbler,” Form: Svenska Slöjdföreningens Tidskrift, no. 5, 1967, p. 334
    “The Scandinavian Furniture Fairs 1967”, Mobilia, no. 143, June 1967, n.p.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Phillips would like to thank Flemming Agger for his assistance cataloguing the present lot.

    The present sofa design was the winning entry of the United Foam furniture design competition at the School of Applied Art in Copenhagen in 1967. The present model Kronen (Danish for crown) sofa consists of four modular elements of foam-covered fiberglass on one circular steel ring base. It was chosen by N.A. Jørgenson in Bramming to go into production, but ultimately only a few were made and the design never went into full-scale manufacturing. The competition and the winning design were reported about in two major Scandinavian publications at the time – Form and Mobilia. Shown in the magazines originally covered in Verner Panton “Unisol” fabric, remnants of which were found on the present lot, it is possible this example was the sofa featured in the competition, and thus illustrated in the publications.

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Rare modular "Crown" sofa

circa 1967
Fabric upholstery, painted steel.
43 in. (109.2 cm) high, 124 in. (315 cm) diameter, as shown
Each chair: 43 x 63 x 36 in. (109.2 x 160 x 91.4 cm)

Executed by N.A. Jørgensen, Bramming, Denmark.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $40,320

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Design

New York Auction 9 December 2020