Set of Six Sven Markelius ‘Orchestra’ Chairs

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Set of six stacking chairs in birch designed by the Swedish architect Sven Markelius. Manufactured by Bodafors for the Helsingborg Concert Hall in 1932. A landmark of Swedish architecture by Sven Markelius. Rare lightweight chairs, easily stackable. Priced as a set, marked with stamp.
Sven Markelius was a Swedish architect and urban planner born in 1889 and died in 1972. He was one of the most important figures in the development of modern architecture in Sweden and is best known for his functionalist designs. Markelius was a leading member of the Swedish modernist group, which sought to create a new architecture that was both functional and beautiful. His work was characterized by its clean lines, simplicity, and use of modern materials such as glass and steel. Markelius was also an important urban planner, and his designs for public spaces and housing developments have had a lasting impact on the city of Stockholm and beyond.

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Birch, Plywood


Good Wear consistent with age and use.


Height: 32.29 in (82 cm) Width: 17.72 in (45 cm) Depth: 16.93 in (43 cm) Seat Height: 17.72 in (45 cm)

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