Rocket Armchair by Peter Karpf

Rocket Armchair by Peter Karpf

Rocket Armchair by Peter Karpf 2

Rocket Armchair by Peter Karpf 3

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The chair was originally made in only two examples with a matching coffee table and were made for a installation at the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s guild in 1964.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

3 thoughts on “Rocket Armchair by Peter Karpf”

  1. De Rocket Chair of Peter Karpf looks like an organic chair made of “doodles” a well known Dutch waterplant. But the question is: how does it fit in sitting?

  2. Through the contact page I got a notice:

    “Hi I just read your blog about Peter Karph’s Rocket Chair. Just wanted to let you know my husband Nils inherited this chair from his parents who bought it in about 1964. We brought it to Canada about 20 years ago and because the fabric had faded and foam deteriorated we had a very dedicated designer match the fabrics and had it restored. It is now still in perfect condition. We love it as it is such a statement piece. So there must have been more than 2 chairs made. My in-laws were always supporters of emerging artist and architects back in the 60’s and had an amazing collection of furniture. “

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