Early pair of Arnold Madsen Clam Chairs in sheepskin, 1940s (SOLD)
The Clam Chair, 1944 The uniquely enticing Clam chair was designed in 1944 in Copenhagen and has become an icon of the Danish Modern design period. For many years this mysterious chair had been credited to Danish architect Philip Arctander, however recent research has confirmed the true designer to be Arnold Madsen. The “Musling stolen”, as it became known, was the first collaboration between designer Madsen and cabinet maker Henry Schubell and it set the foundation for many years of prosperous collaboration between the pair.
Many versions of this chair have been made. This set is an early example of this famous chair made in the 1940s. We can date it back to the 40s because the early versions are smaller and have lower backs. Measurements are correct. Comes with a full authenticity report.
They have stained wood legs and arms and the seat has been reupholstered in real New Zealand sheepskin. Very comfy!
75 x 64 x 85 cm.
Re-upholstered, Restored lacquer