Niels Moller Danish Walnut Black Leather Armchair Model 57

Moller 57 Armchair

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Description

Model 57 Niels Moller armchair, produced by J.L Møllers Møbelfabrik. Made in Denmark, the chair bears the manufacturer label. The several decades old walnut has a rich red patina that bounces beautifully against the new black leather upholstery. Elegant simplicity, quality materials and uncomprimised craftsmanship are the hallmarks of J.L Møllers Møbelfabrik.

H 30.5 in. x W 21.75 in. x D 19.75 in. x 17.5 (Seat Height)

About The Designer:
Niels Otto Møller created some of the most adored designs in 20th c. Danish furniture. Møller completed his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker in 1939 and then continued on to study at the design academy in Århus, Denmark. In 1944, he founded J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik A/S, a company for which he produced designs and managed the production. The company is still active and family-owned.

N.O. Møller is known for the elegance of his furniture and highly-skilled craft. Twentieth-century Danish design was founded upon the principle that beauty is found by stripping away ornamentation rather than adding it, requiring the craftsman to rely on the materials, form and skill of their own hand. Møller often worked solely in rosewood and teak, which accentuated the elegant curves of his designs. Møller’s designs are some of the most timeless and sought-after pieces today. This Niels Moller armchair is no exception.

About Danish Modern: A style of minimalist furniture and housewares from Denmark associated with the Danish design movement. In the 1920s, Kaare Klint embraced the principles of Bauhaus modernism in furniture design, creating clean, pure lines based on an understanding of classical furniture craftsmanship coupled with careful research into materials, proportions and the requirements of the human body. With designers such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner and associated cabinetmakers, Danish furniture thrived from the 1940s through the 1960s. Adopting mass-production techniques and concentrating on form rather than just function, Finn Juhl contributed to the style’s success. Danish housewares adopting a similar minimalist design such as cutlery and trays of teak and stainless steel and dinnerware such as those produced in Denmark for Dansk in its early years, expanded the Danish modern aesthetic beyond furniture.

H 30.5 in. x W 21.75 in. x D 19.75 in. x 17.5 (Seat Height)
Excellent vintage condition. Minor imperfections on walnut frame

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