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Kurt Østervig Walnut Dining Chair, Denmark, 1950s



Walnut chair by Danish designer Kurt Østervig, manufactured by Brande Mobelindustri Denmark in the 1950s. This chair, like his 57a lounge chairs, is one of Østervig’s most famous chair designs, with visible joints in the back and an upholstered seat with brown leather. Using walnut as his medium, Østervig designed this chair to be minimalistic, yet aesthetically distinct. The lines are gentle, the backrest and seat are slightly curved to accommodate the human body. The chair gives and airy feel, while the sturdy walnut provides a firm and reliable base. The overall design emphasizes the wood grain and texture, foregrounding the natural beauty of the wooden material. Condition: Some scratches and marks. The seat has recently been reupholstered in a premium leather. Dimensions: 18.5 inch W x 19.29 inch D x 29.92 inch H 47 cm W x 49 cm D x 76 cm H About the designer: Kurt Ejvind Østervig was born in 1912 in Odense, Denmark. He was originally trained and worked as a shipbuilding engineer. However, by the 1930s Østervig shifted to furniture design because of his passion of woodworking. His career as a furniture designer began at E. Knudsen’s architectural design studio in Odense. In 1947, Østervig opened his first own studio as a freelance furniture designer, with a focus on modern design. In the following decades Østervig worked with many of the leading Scandinavian furniture producers of the period. He was exceptionally versatile, designing furniture for hotels, cinemas, and won numerous design competitions during his career. He won at the Milan Triennale in 1953 and in 1960. In the 1960s, one of Østervig’s designs was selected for an exhibition at the MoMA in New York. Østervig had a flair for the dramatic, infusing his furnishings with unique elements that stood out. From elegant, organic to coarse and purely functional furniture, his versatility earned him recognition.~H. Shipping: This dining chair will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.


  • Creator
    Kurt Østervig (Designer),Brande Møbelindustri (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.93 in. (76 cm)Width: 18.51 in. (47 cm)Depth: 19.3 in. (49 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Some scratches and marks. The seat has recently been reupholstered in a premium leather.
  • Seller Location
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 201801191stDibs: LU2947324769172

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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