Thursday, March 10, 2016

A shipment of European furniture now available at Vamp

We were lucky enough to get our hands on a shipment of highly sought after and collectable mid-century  furniture from Europe. Although at least half of it has flown out our door already, we still have the following stock available. These beauties wont be around for long, so jump to it!

Brown leather Siesta chair (tear in leather) by Ingmar Relling for Westnofa, Norway 1965
Height of seat – 45cm | Height of back – 80cm | Size of seat – 63cm x 43cm | Depth – 80cm

About the Designer:
The iconic Norwegian designer Ingmar Anton Relling (1920 - 2002) was born in Sikkvlven, Norway.
From the age of 16 he worked at the Vestlandske Mobelfabrikk AS. Seven years later he started his studies in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at Oslo's SKHS (Statens Håndverks- og Kunstindustriskole)
After finishing his studies in 1947 he worked in the drawing offices of Rastad & Relling AS before setting up his own studio in 1950. For several years he concentrated on interior architecture and worked on churches, libraries and a hotel, but from 1960 Relling dedicated himself entirely to furniture design. In doing this he became Norway's most famous and recognised furniture designer as well as one of the greatest contributors to the concept 'Scandinavian Design'.
Relling attained international acclaim with his SIESTA chair.The series represented new thinking in terms of both construction and form.

A 1980’s Scandinavian cantilever chair and footstool made from black painted bent plywood with black leather upholstery. Very good condition and super comfy!
Chair: Height of seat – 39cm| Height of back – 97cm | Size of seat – 48cm x 48cm | Depth – 84.5cm
Footstool – 67cm x 47cm | Height – 39cm
R8900 for chair and footstool

A bent plywood lounge chair in Beech wood with a leather seat which is fastened to the base with rope. A good looking chair in excellent condition and super comfy!
Height of seat – 44cm | Height of back – 98.5cm | Size of seat – 63cm x 47cm | Depth – 81.5cm

This Sonate Pendant is an exquisite design in Aubergine coloured blown cased glass by Danish master Michael Bang for Holmegaard, Denmark (1978)
Bottom diameter – approx. 37cm | Height of glass pendant – approx. 25cm

A mid-century couch manufactured for Simpla-Lux Holland. Circa 1960’s. Excellent condition with original orange wool cushions.
Height of seat – 40cm | Height of back – 79cm | Length of couch – 168cm | Depth of couch – 71cm
R16 900

A pair of original lowback Siesta chairs with armrests upholstered in a tan/grey leather. Very good vintage condition and incredibly comfortable! Designed by Ingmar Relling for Westnofa, Norway. Circa 1965.
Height of seat – 46cm | Height of back – 82cm | Width of chair – 65cm | Depth of chair – 67cm
R4850 per chair


A fabulous pair of original Falcon Chairs. Designed by Siggurd Resell in Norway in 1974 for Vatne Møbler. A moulded wood frame and original upholstery, worn in some places and missing a short leather strap on one. All can very easily be fixed with a new upholstery job. Both chairs bear the original manufacturers mark. These chairs are super, super comfortable!
Height of seat – 48cm | Height of back – 100cm | Size of seat – 66cm x 41cm | Width of chair – 78cm | Depth of chair – 82cm
R12 700 per chair

About the Designer:
Sigurd Resell was born in Norway in 1920. Resell, started his career when a drawing for a competition was praised by Niels Vodder, a master furniture maker who created many fine works together with Finn Juhl. Later, a prototype was made from the drawing. In 1958, his SR 600 won an award at Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s Guild Exhibitions for craftsmen in Denmark. One of Resell’s representative works, the Falcon Chair, produced by Vatne, a Norwegian furniture manufacturer, has been a long-selling item in Europe for over 40 years.

Siesta highback chair in brown leather designed by Ingmar Relling for Westnofa, Norway, 1965. This chair is incredibly comfortable to sit in!
Height of Seat – 42cm | Height of back – 98cm | Width of chair- 64cm | Depth of chair – 80cm
R 8900

A laminated Birch plywood Pernilla chair, designed by Bruno Mathsson in 1944. This one manufactured by Dux from 1969. The structure of the chair is in excellent condition and the original (well worn) fabric still covers the chair. There is a leather loop missing which fixes the armrest onto the wooden arm. This can easily be recitified with a new upholstery job should you wish.
Height of Seat – 37cm | Height of back – 97cm | Width of chair- 85cm | Depth of chair – 90cm
R12 900

About the Designer:
Bruno Mathsson (1907 – 1988) was born in Sweden and was an internationally recognized designer and architect and the fifth generation in a family of master cabinet makers. He was an advocate of simplicity, beauty and elegance in form, which also applied to the furniture he designed. Mathsson's furniture was innovative in technique as well as design, his production methods included the bending of laminated wood. Although his designs are from the 30s and 40s, his furniture is among the classic furniture of our time.

This orange aluminium Turbo pendant designed by Louis Weisdorf in 1965 was first issued by Lyfa in 1967and relaunched by Gubi in 2013. This is one of the originals from Lyfa, bearing that mark. The inspiration for the lamp is the lightness of the Japanese rice paper lamp but in a more durable and sturdy version. All surfaces are powder coated.
Diameter – 36cm |Height – 32cm

About the Designer:
Louis Weisdorf (born 1939) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in 1954.Weisdorf was active in graphic, interior and industrial design, working with Verner Panton, Poul Henningsen and Le Klint.

Modern Red and Blue drop pendants designed by Henrik Pedersen for BoConcept, Denmark. Circa 2000’s
Diameter – 40cm | Height – 45cm
R3450 each

A brass coloured aluminium Medio pendant lamp, designed by Jo Hammerborg in 1966 for Fog and Morup
Diameter – 32cm | Height – 17cm

About the Designer:
Johannes (Jo) Hammerborg (1920 – 1981) Born in Denmark, Hammerborg studied at Copenhagens Kunstakademiet, the prestigious Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Therafter he worked as a silversmith for 8 years and in 1957 became head of design at Fog and Morup. Hammerborg was a prolific designer, personally creating about 100 lamps for which he was awarded numerous prizes.

A set of 6 laminated plywood chairs designed in the 50’s by Hvidt & Molgaard for Fritz Hansen
Height of seat – 45cm | Height of back – 80cm | Width – 46cm | Depth – 45cm
R2100 each

About the designers:
Orla Molgaard-Nielsen (1907–1993) was a Danish architect and furniture designer. After training at the Aalborg Technical School and at the Art and Crafts School of the Design Museum in Copenhagen, Molgaard-Nielsen studied furniture design under Kaare Klint at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. From 1944, his work was mainly carried out in partnership with Peter Hvidt, who also trained as an architect from the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen in 1940,  at the Hvidt & Molgaard studio.
Hvidt & Molgaard's pioneering sets of furniture were based on a laminating technique and produced by furniture maker Fritz Hansen. The chairs were specially designed for export, economising on space and packaging requirements for transportation. 

Renowned 1950’s Congo chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, Holland. This is a unique tension set construction, the back and seat are two separate pieces that fit together like a puzzle. Original condition, although it was re-upholstered in this purple fabric at some stage in the past.
Height of seat – 39cm | Height of back – 77cm | Width of chair – 48cm | Depth of chair – 83cm
R12 975

About the Designer:
Theo Ruth was a Dutch designer born in 1915 in Maastricht. He trained as a furniture designer at the Middelbare Kunstnijverheidsschool in Maastricht. In 1936 he joined Artifort where he specialised in living room furniture and in 1939 become head of design and development, a position he held until his death in 1971. Ruth had a major impact on Artifort’s design legacy. His most famous pieces include the 1952 Congo chair and the 1957 Penguin chair, both of which were constructed from two interlocking pieces that fit together without locks or screws (the latter’s original version featured a black and white cushion to mimic its namesake)  Notable designers; Pierre Paulin, Geoffrey Harcourt and Gerrit Rietveld also collaborated with Artifort’s design department during his tenure. 

1960’s Willhelm Knoll Antimott high-back easy chair in Teak (Germany) Original condition.
Height of seat – 40cm | Height of back – 97cm | Width of chair – 77cm| Depth of chair – 89cm
R12 250

A modern solid Zebrano wood dining table by Lau Lauritsen, Denmark. Circa 2000’s
110cm x 242cm | Height – 73cm
R24 500 

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