Penguin Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1957 For Sale
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Penguin Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1957

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A beautiful Penguin chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, manufactured in The Netherlands in 1957. This iconic chair is newly upholstered in amazing quality white colored fabric: Zinc Zumirez Moonbeam from the Malibu collection (68% Wool, 19% Cotton, 13% Polyacrylic). This fabric is very soft and contributes greatly to the seating comfort as well as the beauty of this piece. The seating and back and armrests are divided in two interlocking pieces, making it possible to change the seating for maximum comfort. The beech wooden legs fit the design perfectly and create a nice harmonious style combined with the upholstery. This stunning piece of Dutch design would make a real eye-catcher in any interior! It remains i very good condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Theo Ruth can be considered the Pioneer of Artifort's design traditions. After studying to be a furniture and interior designer in the Dutch city maastricht, he started working for Wagemans & Van Tuinen in 1936. First as a furniture maker and in 1939 he became head of the design- and manufacturing department. Ruth was Artifort's first permanent designer. He was well known for his cutting edge designs for mainly living rooms. His most famous chairs are the Congo (1952) and Penguin chair. He also inspired a lot of other designers at Artifort. Theo Ruth died in 1971, but his designs are still famous around the world as one of the highlights of Dutch design.

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 32.68 in. x W 28.75 in. x D 31.5 in.H 83 cm x W 73 cm x D 80 cm
  • Seat Height
    16.15 in. (41 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Amsterdam, NL
  • Reference Number
    LU1039814766841
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