'The Orange' – Warm Nordic

'The Orange' – Warm Nordic

from 2,750.00

Maker: Warm Nordic | Denmark
Designer: Hans Olsen | Denmark
Year: 1955

The Orange is a light, elegant and uniquely memorable mid-century armchair designed in the 1950s by the highly acclaimed Danish architect, Hans Olsen. It is one of the earliest known shell chairs and acquired its name because of its characteristic back and seat, which are reminiscent of orange peel.

The design captures the zeitgeist of the 1950s, when experiments, bravery and skill resulted in world-class furniture. Reflecting both the era’s experiments with colour and the architect’s own playful attitude to design, this upholstered shell chair is also available in a two-tone version. 

Attributes:
- 20th Century Design Icon
- Premium Build Quality

Dimensions:
- W 64cm, D 71cm, H 78cm

Materials:
- Frame available in oiled, smoked or black-stained oak
- Optional Upholstery: Textile or Leather

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Made by Warm Nordic

Warm Nordic is a Danish company that celebrates the rich history of mid-century Scandinavian design alongside work from today's leading Scandinavian designers. The curated selection of furniture, lighting and design objects exude the warm, informal mood that for centuries has been the very essence of Scandinavian design.

All designs, whether classic or new, cultivate the essentially timeless Nordic spirit. Warm Nordic embraces Nordic beauty, understanding of materials and traditional craftsmanship.

I hope that many people will be delighted with this integrated, curated universe, which expresses the warm, informal mood so typical of Scandinavian design.
— Frantz Longhi | Warm Nordic
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Designed by Hans Olsen

Hans Olsen (1919-1992) made his own special mark on the Danish Modernism of the 1950s with his consummately designed, characterful furniture. Today, several of his design classics are collector icons and sell for high prices at international auctions.

Hans Olsen’s remarkable designs from the 1950s are vivid examples of the beautiful diversity of Danish Modernism. The Danish architect and industrial designer took on the classic virtues of the Academy of Fine Arts and the great master, Kaare Klint, but opted for a more playful and experimental approach to furniture design.

 

 
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