An Unlikely-Looking Bentwood Folding Chair

Designer and manufacturer unknown, but this chair hails from 1970s Norway, according to reseller Møbelhøker.

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It demonstrates mastery of steam bending and, surprisingly, it’s listed as a folding chair. You can guess where the pivot point is, though the hardware is unseen.

The armrests must have been fiendishly difficult to make. Using a shaper or router to remove the material to create the armrest lip would’ve been straightforward, but the bend angle is crazy, particularly for a piece that thick.

If anyone knows who the designer is, do tell.

Source: core77

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