Armchair, model no. J2833

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  • Condition Report

  • 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

    Phillips, London, ‘Nordic Design’, 24 September 2014, lot 53
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Mobilia, no. 41, November-December 1958, p. 24
    Dansk Kunsthaandværk, no. 32, August-September 1959, p. 175
    'Special edition', Mobilia, no. 130, May 1966, n.p.
    Grete Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 4: 1957-1966, Copenhagen, 1987, p. 57
    Bodil Busk Laursen, Søren Matz and Christian Holmsted Olesen, eds., Mesterværker: 100 års dansk møbelsnedkeri, Copenhagen, 2000, p. 9

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model was exhibited at the 'Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild', Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, 19 September–5 October 1958, Stand 6.

    Ole Wanscher designed furniture with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, and he achieved both domestic and international acclaim. Throughout his career, Wanscher worked with the Danish master cabinetmaker A.J. Iverson, who was titled the ‘Master of the Guild’. This title referred to the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild’s which held an annual exhibition at the Kunstindustrimuseet for cabinetmakers to showcase their best designs each year. The present model armchair was exhibited at the prestigious exhibition in 1958. A Danish newspaper described the designer’s work, saying, “Owning a Wanscher chair is an adventure every day, and will be so even several hundred years from now, for this is how long it lasts.” The refined and simplified lines of the chair demonstrate Wanscher’s influence on future modern Danish design as well as designers working today.

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Eternal Form - A Century of Modern and Contemporary Design

Armchair, model no. J2833

《扶手椅,型號 J2833》

designed 1958
mahogany, Niger leather
78 x 62 x 52.5 cm. (30 3/4 x 24 3/8 x 20 5/8 in.)
Executed by master cabinetmaker A.J. Iversen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Designed 1958.

Estimate
HK$20,000 - 30,000 
€2,300-3,400
$2,600-3,800

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Danielle So
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20th Century & Contemporary Art and Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020