Corques – Cork Sofa and Armchair by Lucie Koldova
I’m planning to visit IMM Cologne again after two years of absence, while last year I visited Maison et Object in Paris instead of IMM. And nice to find out that the designer who will decorate The House (Das Haus) on invitation of the organizing trade show, did indeed design a sofa and a chair for the Belgian manufacturer Per/Use:
A large-scale object to serve as the centrepiece of the interior. It was a fascinating experience to sculpt an object out of a soft textured material. The subtle yet robust form and the combination of natural Portuguese cork and strawberry-red cushions is my personal visual statement.
Text: Lucie Koldova
The first two photo’s I found at Sharp lines old times as a post about this chair that was auctioned at Lauritz.com in 2014 at a price of $7555 including buyer’s premium. The blogger fantasized a bit about buying the chair and repairing the broken stick and then reselling it at a good profit at a more internationally operating auction house than Lauritz.
The chair was originally made in only two examples with a matching coffee table and were made for a installation at the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s guild in 1964. This also marked Peter Karpf’s debut as an architect. The two chairs were constructed of ash wood, upholstered with textiles by Nina Koppel and produced by furniture maker Willy Beck.
The third photo is from an auction on June 6, 2017 at Sotheby’s New York City where a rocket chair fetched 30,000 USD
Dartagnan Chair by Toni Grilo
The LM92 or Metropolitan Chair by Ejner Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen was designed in 1949. Carl Hansen and Son have it in production.
The Metropolitan Chair was designed by the duo Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen. With its organic form and high quality of craftsmanship the Metropolitan chair falls within the golden era of furniture history, known as Danish Modern.
Larsen and Bender Madsen designed approximately 300 works, and thus put their clear mark on Danish design over the years. Of these the Metropolitan Chair is considered their most significant.
The chair got its breakthrough at the exhibition The Arts of Denmark at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York in 1960, where the most prominent of Danish design was showcased. It was consequently named the Metropolitan Chair.
Metropolitan Chair is produced in solid oak or walnut and is available in two variants: One fully upholstered in saddle leather (LM92), the other combining a leather-upholstered seat with an exposed veneer back (LM92T).