X4 Hans Brattrud Mid Century Scandia Stacking Chairs
A set of four scarcely seen Scandia chairs designed by Hans Brattrud for Hove Mobler (Norway) in 1957.
– Excellent restored condition
In our opinion, the finest looking Mid Century dining chair on the market! Constructed with teak veneered laminated slats which attach to simplistic chromium plated bases.Han Brattrud designed the Scandia stackable chair in 1957 as a student project at the National College of Art & Design in Oslo. The chair was revolutionary both in form and expression. Through the use of horizontal ribs, a two-dimensional laminated form was hung and made three-dimensionally. This was an ingenious construction, which is also a unique and timeless design.
The Scandia seat range includes a stackable chair, lounge chair and an easy chair, all with accompanying tables. In 1960, the chairs were made and additional models developed. The Scandia chair program won recognition and became instantly clear eyecatcher at various exhibitions and fairs. In 1967, the Scandia was stackable chair awarded a gold medal at the International arts and crafts fair in Munich. That same year also received "The Award for Design Excellence" by the Norwegian Design Council. As late as 2006, the Scandia easy chair received the "Interior Innovation Award Cologne 2006" and was nominated for "The Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany.
In excellent restored condition the chairs have been carefully and thoroughly cleaned and oiled resulting in a superb finish. There are some very minor age related marks as to be expected, please take a look at the photographs for more detail. One of the chairs is missing two of its plastic spacers underneath (see the last photograph) these will be replaced with an alternative spacer before the chairs leave our workshop, the spacers only purpose is to stop the chairs marking each other when stacked.
Height to seat:45cm
A very rare and desirable set of chairs that would make a great addition to any domestic or commercial interior.