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Tove (1906-1994) and Edvardt (1901-1982) Kindt-Larsen
'Fireplace' armchairs
Teak, leather
Denmark, 1940
H 83 x W 70 x D 75 cm
Model made for Gustav Bertelsen
Literature: Grete Jalk, 40 Years of Danish Furniture Design. The Copenhagen Cabinet-makers’ Guild Exhibitions 1927-1966. Copenhagen: Teknologisk Instituts Forlag, 1987, 1937-1946, pp. 108-110

This lounge chair was specially designed to sit in front of a fireplace. When it was first exhibited, this model was mentioned as a masterpiece of modern design. This chair has great characteristic details, starting with the X-shaped crossbar under the seat. The L-shaped seat itself is separated from the wooden frame. The armrests are another beautiful detail with a nice curve towards the back of the chair. The chairs are still upholstered in their original cognac-coloured leather. Due to the rich patina, the age of the chairs is revealed in a beautiful manner.

Tove and Edvardt Kindt-Larsen are a Danish designer couple. Both trained as architects and studied under the guidance of Kaare Klint at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. At the beginning of his career, Edvardt Kindt-Larsen used a combination of shiny, painted surfaces with untreated wood, or created single pieces of furniture out of several different kinds of wood. However, a large part of his success is due to the collaboration with his wife, Tove. During their marriage and partnership as architects and furniture designers, they were at the forefront of Danish and Scandinavian design. Nowadays they are known for their refined, modest designs executed with the highest quality materials.