Spotlight On…Fritz Hansen Armchair

Hello vintage lovers! I hope you all managed to enjoy the Easter break (if you had a break) in whatever new format you found yourselves in – we’re all embracing going with the flow, right? I’m sure, like me, you’re all totally flexible as long as everything is exactly how you like it.

Anyway, on with today’s spotlight – I thought I would show you this rather lovely Danish number:

Rescued from a home in Denmark, this fantastic chair was designed by Soren Hansen for Fritz Hansen (no relation, I think) in the 1940s, and it is a perfect example of Modern Danish furniture design.

We’ve given it a full reupholster in a simple creamy beige, letting that lovely shape speak for itself. These chairs a a pleasure to work on – they have a plywood ‘skin’ underneath to keep that fab shape pristine, and deep, sprung seats – no saggy foam here. The frame also locks together, and can be taken apart, meaning working on each section individually is much easier.

The winged back has the trademark Hansen button detailing, which we think helps accentuate the subtle curve of the wings.

Gorgeously sweeping beech wood arms, with the characteristic “flair” to support the elbow when resting, add a sculptural element and make this chair something special. It’s a beauty!

Have a great week vintage fans,

H xxx

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