50s Uno & Östen Kristiansson model 204 Hunting Chair by for Luxus

3,800.00

50s Uno & Östen Kristiansson model 204 Hunting Chair by for Luxus

3,800.00

Designer
Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Manufacturer
Luxus
Period
1950s
Origin
Sweden
Material
Leather, oak
Color
brown
Code
01090920ZF
Condition
Good condition, consistent with age and use.
Dimensions
52,5cm (w) x 76cm (d) x 76,5cm (h) | seath 30cm
WS
A - B
Price
€ 3.880,-| $ 4.565,-
Comment
See writing below.

In 1950, Uno Kristiansson founded his own manufacturing company, Luxus in Vittsjö Sweden. He produced a range of products, including home and interior lamps, furniture and mirrors, that were designed by the two brothers Uno (1925) and Õsten (1927). In the 1950s, the collections were launched nationally in Sweden, and internationally across Europe. In 1968, Luxus presented a collection of lamps with brightly colored textile shades that perfectly encapsulated the mood of the 1960s. They are said to have been designed by renowned Finnish textile artist Marjatta Metsovaara (1927-2014).

It is speculated that in 1966, Östen took over his father’s business and renamed it Östen Kristiansson AB, which now operates under its original name, Vittsjö Möbelfabrik AB. It is unclear what was produced during this time, or if the company was separate from Luxus.

Like many of their Scandinavian contemporaries, the Kristianssons favored teak in many of their designs, but did not shy from using oak, glass, leather, plastic and acrylic. Standouts designs from the brothers include, the acrylic Plafo Ceiling Lamp (1950s), the opaline glass UFO Lamp (1950s)—which was made from acrylic in the 1960s, the Model 204 Hunting Chair (1954), and a series of minimalist mirrors from the 1960s that reflect the style of Jacques Adnet’s Circulaire Mirror (1950), which was originally produced by Hermès.

From the 1970s, Luxus focused on the creation of lighting for public spaces, once again featuring models made from acrylic, with contrasting minimal wood details. Östen died in 2003, and is survived by his older brother. Today, their designs fetch high prices by vintage enthusiasts and design lovers looking to add some minimalist Scandinavian flair to their home.

This model 204 hunting chair is in beautiful condition, with minor spurs in the leather, framing very good. Literature about this object: Svenska Stolar: Och Deras Formgivare 1899-2001, Gordan, pg. 150

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