Jun 25, 2015

Teak and jute chairs ~ awesomeness!

Off late, a local preloved/used goods buy/sell website has been full of surprises. Many seem to be selling their old furniture. And people like me must be doing a happy dance. 

I come across such amazing teak and jute piece, that I seriously wished for a store room :P. (As if i did not have enough stuff already!!)

The ad mentions them as antique Teak chairs. The moment I saw them I knew they looked so similar to the  iconic Harp chairs.  

Local sale: 
details unknown. The ad only mentions them as antique teak chairs

source: seller

the original

 source: architonic.com

source: 1stdibs

country of origin: Denmark
Year: 1968
Designer: Jorgen Hovelskov
Manufacturer: Christensen & Larsen

Dimensions:  h 127 cm, d 117 cm, w 104 cm, height of seat 40 cm. Details:
machine-age.com: "The curved shapes of the legs are reminiscent of Viking boats. These and the tightened ropes provide this chair with an impressive sculptural quality. "
Architonic.com adds "its flag halyard seat provides a unique optical effect."

I am yet to find out if they are original The pictures do not look like the original though.

PS: As I have always maintained that carpenters and craftsmen in india were great in replicating designs. We get to see many such reproductions of internationally known iconic pieces. I have been toying the idea of documenting such reproductions as and when I come across them 


  1. Exquisite! I stumbled upon your blog and so glad that I did :) Keep the posts coming.

    1. thank you for being here...would love to see u around :)


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