Rare Kurt Ostervig Lounge Chair
Paper cord, wood
27 ½” high x 26 ¼” wide x 26 ¼” deep (seat height 16”)
Kurt Ostervig’s first occupation as a ship builder provided his education in wood. By 1947 he had transitioned to furniture design, opening his own studio and contributing more than a handful of iconic designs to the Danish Modern period.
Ostervig rejected his contemporaries’ embrace of steel as a modern material, preferring the warmth of wood. This unusual, curvilinear chair is from early in his career, before the designs from a decade or so later, which were more recognizably “mid-Mod”.