60s Jens Nielsen ‘laminex’ lounge chair for Westnofa set/2

60s Jens Nielsen ‘laminex’ lounge chair for Westnofa set/2

Designer
Jens Nielsen
Manufacturer
Westnofa
Period
1960s
Origin
Norway
Material
Plywood
Color
teak
Code
01181120ZF
Condition
Good condition consistent with age and use.
Dimensions
54cm (w) x 74,5cm (d) x 70cm (h) | seath 32cm
WS
A - B
Price
Sold, 0866
Comment
See writing below.

Jens Nielsen graduated from high school in 1956. He studied at the University of Copenhagen from 1956 to 1957.
From 1958 to 1964 he studied architecture at the School of Architecture at the Art Academy.
Nielsen graduated in 1964 having specialized in the field of industrial design. He published several articles about architecture and industrial design in Danish and foreign newspapers and technical periodicals. He did a lot of work as a manager of design exhibitions in Denmark and abroad. Nielsen was a member of the Danish Design Group in the Council of Industry from 1975 till 1977.
Also, he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Danish Council of Design from 1977.
In 1996 a book was published about many other sides of Jens Nielsen. Apart from being a co-founder of the Danish Design Council, he was one of the creative forces behind the design of the DSB, (Danish State Railways), and the IC3 train. Through his work, Jens Nielsen linked management, quality, and design.

Jens Nielsen operated very wide in his designs. Not a real furniture design specialist though very all round. This makes his furnitures rare and Iconic. The design of this Laminex chairs is inspired by the ‘Less is more’ aesthetics proclaimed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. This wooden Laminex chair offers a distinguished sober appearance.

• literature: -Noritsugu Oda, Danish chairs, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1999 page 203.

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