80s lounge fauteuil and ottoman for Leolux
In 1934, the ‘Zuid-Nederlandse Clubmeubel-fabriek (ZNC)’ was founded. With only a few employees, this company made traditional furniture. The war years are turbulent, especially when the company finds itself in the front line in 1944 just because of their location in the south of the Netherlands. After the war it came under the management of a Dutch bank concern, which Ton Sanders appointed to supervise. A few years later, in 1948, he and his brother Jan bought the Club furniture factory with collected family money.
In the second half of the fifties, Danish and Italian designers developed and the Sanders brothers did not miss this. They implement new foam materials, artificial leathers and other upholstery techniques and apply them without hesitation. The classic paths are abandoned. The still young designer Harry de Groot commits himself with heart and soul to the company and together the brothers and Harry make a modern collection. The proud lion in the ZNC logo becomes a luxurious lion, “Leolux”, a brand name that quickly spreads throughout the company.
Harry de Groot was an important designer for the development of the Leolux brand, and even wrote a book about the company’s history. He passed away in 2013. The brand adapts with each generation and this flexibility ensures that the company still exists. Today, the company works with the best design studios for its designs and these are also given a leading role, something that is completely appropriate in the current time.
This fauteuil with ottoman is in good condition. The fabric seems to be re-upholstered and it suits the chair very well. The fauteuil is very comfortable and relaxing to sit on. Good condition consistent with age and use.ZF