‘Faaborg’ armchair, designed for the Faaborg Museum, Denmark

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  • Description

    A Century of Modern Design: the Collection of Kai-Yin Lo
    Hong Kong-based collector Kai-Yin Lo amassed an extraordinary collection that reflects inspiration, innovation and scholarship. The collection of modern and contemporary design is global in its scope and vast in its chronological sweep.

    現代設計的世紀回顧——羅啟妍女士收藏
    現居香港的藏家羅啟妍豐富非凡的典藏,不僅深具啟發、創新以及學術精神,這個著眼於現代及當代設計的收藏,深具國際視野,也廣泛橫跨了各個發展時期。

  • Provenance

    Klassik, Copenhagen
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2014

  • Exhibited

    哥本哈根,克拉西克
    現藏者於2014年購自上述來源

  • Literature

    Noritsugu Oda, Danish Chairs, San Francisco, 1999, pp. 20-21

  • Catalogue Essay

    Kaare Klint, who is considered the father of Danish Modern design, created the present model chair for the Faaborg Museum in Denmark, and it was originally placed in the museum’s galleries for viewers to sit in while viewing art. Unlike older, more decorative and cumbersome furniture, Klint’s design afforded the sitter the flexibility of movement. Heavily influenced by Chinese furniture, Klint simplified Chinese design to its most usable and simple iterations. This iconic design broke from the tradition that preceded him, and, with this chair, he introduced the trend of sleek lines, functionality, ergonomics, and fine craftsmanship—all characteristics of modern Scandinavian design that remained popular throughout the 20th century.

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Eternal Form - A Century of Modern and Contemporary Design

‘Faaborg’ armchair, designed for the Faaborg Museum, Denmark

《為丹麥法堡博物館設計之〈法堡〉扶手椅》

designed 1914, executed after 1984
mahogany, cane, leather
73.8 x 69.5 x 53 cm. (29 x 27 3/8 x 20 7/8 in.)
Executed by cabinetmakers Rud. Rasmussen A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark. Underside with manufacturer's paper label printed RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/KØBENHAVN N/DANMARK/42160. Designed 1914, executed after 1984.

Estimate
HK$10,000 - 20,000 
€1,100-2,300
$1,300-2,600

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20th Century & Contemporary Art and Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020