Background Info and Provenance
(Written in 2015)
A VINTAGE PAIR of designer armchairs (listing price is for BOTH chairs). I’m almost certain these were done by Danish Deluxe of Melbourne. It has the date stamped underneath on a label that’s almost completely faded- it’s 1968 or 1969. I’d say this pair may have been an authentic Danish design that Danish Deluxe had the license to produce. I have not seen this exact design in over 14 years of trading- to say these chairs are rare is an understatement- I estimate that I’ve come across over 5 million different pieces of furniture in the last 14 years. (Written in 2015). The quality of these chairs is exceptional. They’re heavy, solid and very strong. Just one aspect of the design that epitomises the quality is the latex cushioning in the seats. Latex is one of the most expensive cushions you can buy. In my opinion it’s the best- it’s spongy but dense so incredibly supportive and it’s more durable than any cushioning I know. This pair of chairs are over 45 years old but the original cushions are all still in amazing condition.
This is also one of the most stunning lounge designs to come out of Australia. I love the boldness coupled with the flowing lines of the curved armrests. And the fabric is sensational. Earthy, slightly retro, there’s a little bit of interest in it but it complements the frame perfectly. It allows the curves and timber to take the attention- the fabric nestles in the background but when you look at the piece closer it attracts attention of its own.
This pair of chairs are extremely comfortable, durable, a solid investment and they look stunning. I can’t think of anything more I’d want in furniture. And in the future if you need a change get them re-upholstered- imagine these in a charcoal wool or in a weave textile in wheat or taupe!
Trends come and go but when an item built in 1969 attracts attention in 2015 and still has that wow factor it has come to supersede trends. There’s no better way to invest in furniture. And to top it off this pair is over 45-years old- the durability and quality of the construction is obvious in the condition.
NOTE- There is also a matching sofa (3-seater) available SEPARATELY. Click into the lounge sofas category to find it
NOTE- This description was written in 2015. Some information given may be time-sensitive and have changed since it was written.