Mogens Kold Hovmand Olsen chairs 175 176  
teak, with papercord seats

- Set of 8 solid teak dining chairs.
- Designed by Hovmand Olsen for Mogens Kold Mobelfabrik, late 1950s.
- Model #175 & #176 carver.
- All chairs in excellent condition, oiled and waxed.
- Recently rewoven with Danish papercord
- Very comfortable design.
- Attractive rich toned teak.

A beautifully simple and sculptural design by Arne Hovmand Olsen, with stunning broad armed carvers. A large set of early Mogens Kold chairs is a rarity.


Arne Hovmand Olsen   Arne Hovmand Olsen, Denmark 1919 - 1989
Hovmand Olsen apprenticed to cabinetmaker P. Olsen Sibast in 1938. After his apprenticeship, Arne enrolled in a technical school specializing in furniture design at Aarhus, in 1941. Once qualified, Arne started his own studio creating furniture, influenced by Scandinavian design and executed in a simple and light style. His studio closed in the 1970's.
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It is not common knowledge that Hovmand Olsen in fact designed the highly collectible Moller #71 chair. There are many similarities between Hovmand Olsen designs for Mogens Kold and Moller chairs, whilst the Mogens Kold chairs stand alone as examples of quality Danish design.

Mogens Kold Hovmand Olsen chairs
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