MODEL 71 chair
Teak dining chair by N.O. Møller in 1951 for J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik – understated beauty with new woven paper cord seats – in excellent vintage condition
MODEL 71 teak dining chair by N.O. Møller in 1951 for J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik – understated beauty with new woven paper cord seats – in excellent vintage condition.
With its simple yet very stylish expression, the MODEL 71 chair is a super attractive chair – a oil-treated teak frame with an appealing shape and handwoven paper cord seating. The four slightly tapered legs are more sharp edged at the top, and turn more rounded towards the bottom. The two back legs curve and twist at the top to hold the curved backrest. Seating is comprised of woven paper cord, made from virgin paper twisted and braided in sets of three strings, and woven in what is known as the “basket weave” pattern.
The MODEL 71 chair was put into production in 1951, and advertised as a chair by Arne Hovmand-Olsen, but it is in fact Niels Otto Møller who designed the chair. Møller and Hovmand-Olsen were close friend, and Møller ask Hovmand-Olsen if he could use Hovmand-Olsen’s name which was much more well known at that time. At some point Møller was credited the chair in the advertising. The chair was offered in teak, rosewood and oak framing with either woven paper seats, leather seats or fabric seats, and has been produced continuously ever since.
A simple and appealing shape with a very Danish Mid-century Modern expression – it will fit anywhere in the home, as dining chair or as accent chair.
I have 2 chairs up for sale – vintage teak versions, gently restored (deep cleaned and sanded) and finished with oil-treatments. Fitted with new woven paper cord seats (by professional weaver!) – both chairs are sourced from same single owner. All chairs are in very good vintage condition with very few signs of usage and age. J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik/Danish Furniture makers mark labels underneath some of the chairs. Please see the photos!
Please note, that the listed price is for one chair – if you are interested in more than one chair I can offer combined shipping.
Cleaned, gently restored with oil-treatment, fitted with new woven paper cord seats.
- Height: 77.5 cm | 30.5 inches
- Width: 49 cm | 19.3 inches
- Depth: 51 cm | 20.1 inches
- Seat height: 43 cm | 16.9 inches
- Paper, Teak
- Design year
- Niels Otto Møller
- J.L. Møllers Møbelsfabrik
- Condition – Very Good Vintage Condition - (8/10)
- Very few signs of usage and age. Labels intact on some chairs. Please see photos!
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