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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Danish reclining lounger with ottoman (Status: enough with the ceramics)

About three weeks ago the North High St Goodwill moved to a new location, which is somewhat smaller, and there hasn't been a thing in there until I found this Danish sorta Eames lounger.
It's darn comfy and reclines waaaay back.  I believe Mr. Modtomic would call this chair "nap-tastic".
This sorta reminds me of the seats in my Volvo or maybe airplane seating.   
it was made by Skoghaug Indutri of Norway
or is it KEBE of Denmark?  I'm not clear.  Do they just throw a bunch of Scrabble tiles on the floor to name towns in Norway?  Seriously, how do you pronounce "Spjelkavik"?
From what I can Google- I think the chair was sold by Skoghaug, primarily in The U.K. (there were several on the U.K. eBay and none on the U.S. of A eBay) during the 1970s and early 1980s; I think the upholstery for the chair was by KEBE.
You can see that the upholstery is leather on the seating surface with a sturdy upholstery grade fabric on the side and back. 

7 comments:

  1. It looks comfortable and classy, a rare combination! Just looking at these photos makes me want to curl up in it for a long nap. You should take photos of it in your home.

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    1. My home is way too cluttered and I can't get enough natural light for decent pictures.

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  2. Norway must have the secret to total comfort. I have an Ekornes chair made there, and it's the most fantastic chair I've ever owned. That one looks just as comfortable!

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    1. @Dana@Mid2Mod - After your comment, I Google image searched "Ekornes chair", just to compare. I found some pictures of older Ekorness that were made of tubular steel, like mine. I believe my chair was an early version before they started to class them up with button tufting, chrome and stainless steel bases, which were replaced by the bent wood used now. The tubing for the armrests, back and ottoman appears exact and the reclining brake is the same, as well.

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  3. ...Yawwwnnnn.... ::stretch:: Yep, just woke up from a long nap in the Mr. Chair. You Sir are correct. That looks super comfy and I'd be proud to crash out in front of the TV in that stylish lounger. Is it a "keeper" or a flip?

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    1. It'll stay for now but I don't think this one is a permanent resident.

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  4. I've got the same relax chair and it´s the best i found in my whole life. I wish i had another one to install it at my library.

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