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The chair was originally made in only two examples with a matching coffee table and were made for a installation at the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s guild in 1964.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

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