A pair of sculptural armchairs by the under rated Danish designer Torben Skov. The design of the chair was drawn over classic Danish and American armchairs and reduced down to a single geometric expression using the most hi-tech techniques of the time. The ply seating rests inside the solid beech frame. The chairs appear to defy gravity and sit in a semi reclined position. A creative and accomplished example of the fundamental modernist principle of form following function. The avant-garde designs of Torben Skov have largely remained under the radar outside of Denmark. However in 2007 he celebrated his 60th birthday with a retrospective at the Kunstindustrimuseet in Copenhagen (the Danish museum of Art and design). Both chairs are in very good condition with a few age related usage marks. The paint on the middle section of the back rest of the black chair has crackled a little due to the flex in the back rest. This can been seen in one of the images. However this in no way compromises the structural integrity of the chair.
H105 W56 D100cm