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AV Egoist Chaise Longue

One of Danish architect Arne Vodder’s favourite pieces of furniture was the AV Egoist chaise longue he designed in the early 1950s, only a few of which were made. 

A rarity, timeless and unique, the AV Egoist chaise longue was a personal favourite of Danish architect and designer Arne Vodder (1926-2009). Even so, only a few were manufactured after it was designed in the early 1950s. This is now being made up for. Danish manufacturer Sibast Furniture has delved into the archives – together with Michael Vodder, son of Arne Vodder – and, with the help of some old drawings, measurements and a few photos, their joint efforts have succeeded in recreating the chaise longue, which Michael Vodder doesn’t hesitate to call his father’s signature piece of furniture

The AV Egoist chaise longue is available in walnut or FSC-certified oak in finishes soap, white oil, natural oil, dark oil and smoked. Woven shoulder leather in black, brandy and nature. The chaise longue is available with a cushion for the back of the head, as well as a side table of brass and solid oak or walnut.

Please notice! The side table is sold seperately

If you do not find the combination you wish here on the webshop, please contact sibast@sibast-furniture.com

From 37.995 kr.

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TYPE: Chaise longue
DESIGNER: Arne Vodder
YEAR OF DESIGN ORIGIN: 1951
MATERIAL: Legs in massiv oak from sustainable foresting or walnut – frame in oak veneer or walnut veneer
TREATMENT: Oak soap, oak natural oil, oak white oil, oak dark oil, oak smoked, walnut lacquer
UPHOLSTERY: Woven shoulder leather in black, brandy or nature
DIMENSIONS: H:95.5 cm/37,59 inches x W: 59,5 cm/23,43 inches x L:142 cm/55.91 inches

PLEASE NOTICE – Side table is sold seperatly

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Delivery time: All our furniture is made to order by our carpentry. This means we ship your order 4-6 weeks after you have made your purchase.

Returns within 30 days with convenient return service

The Sibast Furniture collection is designed and manufactured to last for generations. It is made with the same attention to detail, craftsmanship and high quality as our ancestors. To ensure it ages gracefully and with the longest lifespan, it is important that it is properly maintained and cared for as recommended in our maintenance and care instructions.

All furniture included in the Sibast Furniture collection is made out of natural material such as wood, fabric and leather. This means that differences will occur in both finishes and material and that natural markings in the leather hides as well as natural variations in the surface of the wood and the colour of the finishes must be appreciated and expected.

Please see our maintenance and care instructions here

AN ICONIC PIECE OF FURNITURE

“The chaise longue fits in perfectly with our collection due to its high artisanal quality and its beautiful, timeless design. Its unique appearance and classical elegance engage in perfect dialogue with the rest of the designs in our range of furniture by designers including Helge Sibast, Piet Hein and Arne Vodder,” explains CEO Ditlev Sibast, who is a co-owner as well as the fourth generation at Sibast Furniture.

Ditlev Sibast came across a vintage model of Arne Vodder’s chaise longue online when it popped up on an auction site. He would subsequently discover that Arne Vodder’s son, Michael Vodder, who manages his father’s design heritage, had original hand drawings of it on file in his archive. This launched the task of creating a dimensionally accurate model. The chaise longue was originally available in beech, mahogany, oak and teak models, in combination with shoulder leather, like the model being relaunched today. The relaunched model is available in walnut or oak.

The son of Arne Vodder was not yet born when his father designed the chaise longue, but even so he has personal memories of the chair because there was one in a friend’s home when he was a child.

“I remember my father’s keen interest in this type of chair and how proud he was of the chaise longue. After striking out on my own, I’ve always dreamt of having this specific chair in my home,” explains Michael Vodder, who is pleased that Sibast Furniture is breathing new life into the chaise longue – and that his dream will come true in the process.

It was one of the most iconic pieces of furniture my father ever designed, and, in my opinion, its style is still fresh and up-to-date,” explains Michael Vodder, who recalls that Arne Vodder had an intuitive sense of formats and harmony.

The AV Egoist chaise longue is available in walnut or FSC-certified oak in finishes soap, white oil, natural oil, dark oil and smoked. Woven shoulder leather from Sørensen Læder in black, brandy and nature. The chaise longue is available with a cushion for the back of the head, as well as a side table of brass and solid oak or walnut.

 

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The Designer

SIGNATURE DESIGN FROM 1951

ARNE VODDER

Danish architect and designer Arne Vodder is considered one of Denmark’s most prominent architects of the mid-20th century. He was trained by master carpenter Niels Vodder at the School of Interior Design in the mid-1940s and completed his training by becoming a qualified architect at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1947, where his teacher and mentor was Finn Juhl.

Arne Vodder’s furniture went to US president Jimmy Carter in the White House, to Pope Paul V in Rome, to the UN office in Geneva, as well as to offices, airlines, embassies and hotels all over the world, thus helping to pave the way for a golden age of Danish Design outside Denmark.

See the story about Arne Vodder here

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