Pair of Mid-Century Side Chairs “System 123”, circa 1973, Denmark (CH0097)

DESCRIPTION: Pair of side chairs “System 123”, 1st edition. This S-shaped swivel dining chair they are a very decorative pieces and it were made circa 1973 in Denmark. The materials are steel, brushed aluminum and fabric. The upholstery is new.

CONDITION: Very good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

DIMENSIONS: Height: 85,85cm/33.8in Depth: 59,94cm/23.6in Width: 59,94cm/23.6in Seat Height: 46,99cm/18.5in

ABOUT THE DESIGNER: Verner Panton (born in Gentofte on February 13, 1926, died on September 5, 1998 in Copenhagen) was a Danish architect and designer. He was one of the first to introduce pop art to the world of furniture. He is known, among others, for his polypropylene chair, a single piece injected in a lathe without any subsequent assembly, created in 1959/60.Its industrial serial production by the Vitra factory in Weil am Rhein It began in 1967 and continues to this day. It continues to be considered a work of art in interior and exterior decoration. Among his other works, the canteen in the former editorial building of the weekly Der Spiegel in Hamburg, transferred to the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in 2011, stands out.

ABOUT THE STYLE: Mid-Century Modern (MCM) is a design movement in interior, product, graphic design, architecture, and urban development that was popular from roughly 1945 to 1969, during the post–World War II period. The term was used descriptively as early as the mid-1950s and was defined as a design movement by Cara Greenberg in her 1984 book Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s. It is now recognized by scholars and museums worldwide as a significant design movement. The MCM design aesthetic is modern in style and construction, aligned with the Modernist movement of the period. It is typically characterized by clean, simple lines and honest use of materials, and it generally does not include decorative embellishments.