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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hans Olsen

Hans Olsen (1919-1992) was already a skilled cabinetmaker before he studied at the Royal Danish Academy's Furniture School. He was trained under Kaare Klint but chose to move in a new direction, experimenting with form and materials.

In 1953 he set up his own studio, where he designed a number of distinctive pieces. He exhibited at the annual Cabinetmaker Guild fairs in Copenhagen, one of the most prestigious places to show furniture in Denmark.

One of his most famous designs was the Bikini chair, a good example of his early experiments with laminated wood. He designed a range of items for Bramin Møbler, Juul Kristensen, C.S. Møbler and Frem Røjle.

From boligkultur.dk


Bikini chair
bondandbowery.com
#532A rocker
scandinavianmod.com
Credenza
danishmodernla.com
Dining set
midcenturymodernist.com
Leather lounge chair
bvdfurniture.com
Fried Egg chair
chairblog.eu
Fried egg chair - top view
chairblog.eu
Teak lounge chair
bydesignmodern.1stdibs.com
Seating unit
bondandbowery.com
Teak sofa
designaddict.com
Teak rocker
deconet.com
Lounge chair
deconet.com

8 comments:

  1. I like a fried egg sandwich and the fried egg chair!

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    1. I think it's a really cute chair, especially when viewed from the top.

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    2. Thanks, your right, even better with a birds eye view!

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  2. Clever and so sleek dining room set. Who says a chair has to be symmetrical! Hmmm now find me a scrambled egg chair.

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    1. The efficiency of that dining set always impresses me.

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  3. We'll take one of each please.

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    1. Why, of course. Nothing is too good for my chairsmith friends. :)

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  4. I love the first one and the egg chair. I want to have them now as in NOW !
    leather sofas perth

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