Oh, my goodness this is a marvelous iconic Scandinavian Modern dining chair! And to get them as a set of eight, not to mention in rosewood, is unthinkable. Plus, they are in fantastic condition. They were designed by Poul M. Volther circa 1960s and produced by Frem Røjle in Denmark. They are comprised of four round tapered legs with the front two stopping at the seat top and the back two continuing up as the back-support posts. The back is a simple bowed band of rosewood between the two posts. The seat is comprised of a beautiful basket weave paper cord. Four of the chairs have the original cord and four have just been re-done. This set of eight chairs will be incredible around whatever table you choose.
Poul M. Volther (1923-2001), a Danish furniture and lighting designer, was trained as a cabinetmaker but later obtained his architect degree from the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts. Volther belonged to the mid-20th century generation of great Danish architects and designers ushering in the notable era of Scandinavian Modern functional high quality and artistically beautiful furnishings. Not only did Volther create a large body of work, most notably his Corona Chair, but as a teacher he influenced hundreds of future furniture architects and designers desire for quality craftsmanship.
Not many verifiable details can be found about Danish furniture manufacturing company Frem Røjle. But the evidence of the company’s post war success is found in all the highly prized and collectable furniture with their seal. Most notably by Hans Olsen and Poul Volther. These pieces exemplify the Danish mid-century Scandinavian Modern style with their fine materials, sculptural silhouettes, tapered legs, and expert joinery.
Do not hesitate to make this fabulous set of mid-20th century Scandinavian Modern dining chairs your own!