70s Jørgen Kastholm rare ‘serie 8000’ fauteuils for Kusch & Co set/2

70s Jørgen Kastholm rare ‘serie 8000’ fauteuils for Kusch & Co set/2

Jorgen Kastholm
Kusch & Co
Leather, Metal
Good condition consistent with age and use.
69cm (w) x 71,5cm (d) x 76cm (h) | seath 39cm
A - D
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Jørgen Kastholm (1931-2007) was a prolific architect and industrial designer from the Scandinavian modern era, who is best known for his classic midcentury designs in collaboration with business partner Preben Fabricius.

It is speculated that sometime in the early 1950s, Kastholm spent time studying design in the US, where he became inspired by design luminaries Charles Eames (1907-1978) and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969). In 1953, he apprenticed as a blacksmith before continuing his education at the School for Interior Design in Copenhagen under architect-designer Finn Juhl (1912-1989).

In 1961, Kastholm founded a design studio in eastern Denmark with partner Preben Fabricius (1931-1984). They were primarily concerned with pairing functional design with a minimalist aesthetic, and advocated for simplicity and timelessness. They began working for German manufacturer Kill International, after they had exhibited their work at the Fredericia furniture fair in the early 1960s.

Their lounge chairs and sofas were made almost exclusively from leather and steel, in contrast to many contemporary designers who preferred to work with wood.

Even though the partnership between Kastholm and Fabricius lasted a total of just seven years, the designs they created during the relatively short period became representative of the midcentury modern design movement.

Kastholm also collaborated with for example Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen, and Ole Hagen, as well as manufacturers Bo-Ex, Knoll and Ivan Schlechter. He has designed a number of pieces for airport lounges, which can be found in more than 120 different airports world-wide. His designs have been featured in various Hollywood movies, and are housed in the permanent collections of museums around the world including the Louvre in Paris and the Museums of Modern Art in New York and Barcelona.

This 1970s lounge set of two series 8000 are based on cast aluminium framing and leather seating. They have a comfortable seat and are in good condition consistent with age and use. The seriers 8000 chairs are very rare to find. This set contains 2 pieces and we have another set of two available.

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