Mid-Century Art + Design - San Francisco

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Kørbing Lounge Chairs

I posted these last week, but wanted to say a little bit more about them. They were designed by Kay Kørbing and put into commission aboard the MV Assedo (Kørbing did a great deal of work furnishing cruise ships). In 2003, the ship was taken out of commission and broken in India. These chairs were salvaged from the ship by Peter Knego.

The chairs came to me in awful shape. The legs were rusty; the upholstery was demolished. Since then, the legs have been sandblasted and powder-coated (a painting technique requiring a high-temperature oven). The upholstery, straps, and cushions have been completely replaced.

They're as nice a pair of lounge chairs as I've ever seen. Click on the picture for a larger image.