Jørn Utzon, Aurora Reclining Chair and Footstool
Item Nr. 100147
Model Aurora nr. 142 Reclining Chair (8101) & Footstool (8110)
Designer Jørn Utzon (1918-2008, Denmark)
Manufacturer Trio Line A/S, Denmark for the Bahnsen Collection
Material Moulded beech and brushed steel frame. Black leather upholstery. Loose leather back cushion
Measurements Recliner - 32in (h), 30in (w), 44in (l); footstool - 14in (h), 30in (w), 24in (l)
Price $6,500 inquire
Designed in 1965 by Jørn Utzon, the architect behind the Sydney Opera House, this easy chair and footstool is upholstered in black leather and includes a loose back cushion. This beautiful chair was originally designed for the Opera House but never manufactured.
Jørn Utzon, “In relation to form and materials this is the most optimized and worked through of my models. I am therefore very happy that the chair is coming into production, now almost 40 years after the first prototype was made.” He continues, “In connection with the work on the Operahouse we were using very large constructions of formpreassured wood I was very fascinated by this and it was therefore important to me to use this technique in connection with the furniture design I made for the building.”
This is clearly shown when looking at Aurora. It is made of a waving formpreassured frame upholstered with leather and with a simple underframe in stainless steel. This combination gives the chair a light and almost floating look. “When the first prototype was ready the waving lines of the chair reminded me of the Northern Lights as I know it from Scandinavia this is why the chair is called Aurora (another word for Northern Light).” says Jørn Utzon.
The original manufacturer, Fritz Hansen, did develop a number of prototypes but it was never produced until recently, under license, by Trio Line A/S. The chair and footstool are in excellent/new condition and branded/numbered.
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