Mid Century Modern Lounge Chair by Folke Ohlsson for Dux 1950’s-60’s
This iconic Mid century modern lounge chair by Folke Ohlsson has a teak wood frame. This Swedish modern low-profile slat back lounge chair by Folke Ohlsson for Dux (Model 72-C) dates back to the 1950’s. It has two newly upholstered cushions, covered with a silver- grey Maharam fabric. This striking chair has wonderful lines and a dramatic low profile, providing generous width. It is very stylish and comfortable.
Folke Ohlsson (1919-2002)
Folke Ohlsson is perhaps best remembered for his role in progressing the popularity of modern Scandinavian furniture in midcentury America.
Born in 1919 and raised in Sweden, Ohlsson moved to the United States in 1953 and immediately established Dux Incorporated as an American iteration of its Swedish namesake. Under Ohlsson’s design direction, Dux Inc. quickly developed to a very successful furniture maker.
Dux achieved particular success when it introduced the knock-down chair to the US market. Ohlsson patented his iconic design in 1949, and it went on to inspire more than 100 furniture designers and manufacturers (e.g., fellow Swedes Nordiska Kompaniet and, more contemporarily, Ikea).
Dux Inc. spent three years headquartered in San Francisco before Ohlsson moved the company to Burlingame, California, in 1956. Over the years, the company solicited furniture designs from other well know designers like Bruno Mathsson, Edward J. Wormley. Simultaneously Dux still produced Ohlsson’s own designs. Especially popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s—and highly collectable today—Ohlsson’s Midcentury modern lounge chair and sofa designs are loved for their graceful blend of traditional details and modernist simplicity.
Accordingly, Ohlsson won several awards, including Best Design in 1964’s Triennale Exhibition in Milan, as well as Sweden’s Royal Order of Vasa decoration, awarded by King Gustav VI Adolf, in the same year.
This Mid century modern lounge chair is in very good condition. The wooden frame has its original patina. The upholstery of the cushions is new A classic silver- grey Maharam fabric covers them.
The chair measures Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm), Width: 28 in. (71.12 cm), Depth: 28 in. (71.12 cm), Seat Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm).
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