Ax Club Chair | Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen | Fritz Hansen | 1981 | Denmark
In 1944, Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1907-1993), co-established Hvidt & Mølgaard Studio, which they ran together until 1975. During this time, the pair created designs for Fritz Hansen, France & Søn, and Søborg Møbelfabrik. In 1950, the pair designed the AX Chair, which solidified both of their careers as industrial designers and became an icon of Danish mid-century design.
AX was inspired by the work of American design duo Charles and Ray Eames, and was the first Danish chair that was crafted with both a seat and back made of curved laminated wood. The chair utilized a laminated technique for production which was carried out by Fritz Hansen. The chair’s design allowed for mass production and easy packaging, opening a successful market for Danish furniture to be exported around the world.
Creator:Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Manufacturer: Fritz Hansen
Place of Origin: Denmark
Design Period:70's 80's
Style:Mid-Century, Scandinavian Modern
Materials:leather and wood
Condition: Good - Lightly used, with very light scratches, or minor cosmetic wear, but has no structural issues. Most antique and vintage items fit this condition.
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