Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm - Nordic Design London Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Ivan Schlechter, 'Designs by Fabricius and Kastholm', Mobilia, no. 106, May 1964, passim
    Les Assises du Siège Contemporain, exh. cat., Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1968, p. 58, fig. 101
    Noritsugu Oda, Danish Chairs, San Francisco, 1996, p. 196
    Anne Bony, Furniture & Interiors of the 1960s, Paris, 2004, p. 14

  • Catalogue Essay

    The 'Scimitar' chair acquired much attention when first exhibited at the Copenhagen Museum of Industrial Arts in 1963. Its singular base, which resembles a 'Scimitar' was inspired by Jørgen Kastholm’s experience of Lebanon in the early 1960s. It was a sophisticated procedure to manufacture the chair, which involved pouring liquid metal into three moulds, a process which different manufacturers attempted, but were unable to execute. In 1963 the assignment to produce the 'Scimitar' chair for the Copenhagen Museum of Industrial Arts exhibition was given to the manufacturer Ivan Schlechter, who successfully created the chair.


Pair of 'Scimitar' chairs, model no. IS-63

designed 1962
Leather, stainless steel.
Each: 67 x 81.6 x 62.1 cm (26 3/8 x 32 1/8 x 24 1/2 in.)
Manufactured by Ivan Schlechter, Copenhagen, Denmark. Each underside impressed with manufacturer's logo and STAINLESS/STEEL/DANMARK.

£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £17,500

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Nordic Design

London Auction 1 October 2015