1961 Teak Armchair Model Kolding by Erik Wortz
Price per chair. Two chairs are ready for restoration.
Armchairs model Kolding designed 1961 by Erik Wortz for IKEA.
IKEA is today best known for its flat-pack furniture, but in the late 1950s and 1960s they used some top designers such as Erik Wortz, Arne Wahl Iversen and Kai Kriistiansen. IKEA started off as a Mail Order company selling small items, then expanded into the furniture market selling quality pieces at sensible prices using their advantage of not needing a physical presence on the then traditional High Street store. Today we take this “warehouse” approach as being normal, but at the time they were trailblazing. Eventually they started to build warehouse-showrooms open to the public which have spread across the world .
In 1961 when the Kolding range of sofa and chairs were designed people expected solid made furniture. By the late 1960s this idea was changing year by year, but even so, IKEA still made and sold some premium top quality ranges which can be very hard to find today. When the Kolding chairs were made, IKEA was still only selling in Sweden.
Designer: Erik Wortz
Country of Origin: Sweden
Period: Mid 20th Century
Date of Origin: circa 1961
Material: Teak, Leather
Height - 73 cm I Width - 70 cm I Depth - 75 cm I Seat Height - 38 cm
UK - £45
1 - 10 days.