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Ulikembig
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16/01/2020 9:49 pm  

This was in an AirBnB in Santa Fe, NM and it was the most comfortable chair I’ve ever had the pleasure of sitting in.  Has anyone seen one of these before or can you help identify what it is?  I couldn’t find any markings on it.

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Ulikembig
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16/01/2020 9:49 pm  

One more picture...

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mark737
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17/01/2020 3:02 am  

A bit hard to tell from pictures, but appears to be Lied Mobler of Norway 1960s.

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Ulikembig
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17/01/2020 3:04 am  

You’re amazing, that’s it.  Thank you SO much.


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lexi
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17/01/2020 7:48 am  

Lovely chair. For the record SöDa Galvano were the company who made the chasis/ base. They were based in Brattvag,Norway.

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Herringbone
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17/01/2020 11:52 am  

@mark737 great ID!

"People buy a chair, and they don't really care who designed it." (Arne Jacobsen)


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mark737
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17/01/2020 6:09 pm  

Thanks.  The reference I saw first made it sound like a "Södra Galvano" was the name of the designer.  Looking at other sites, some list Söda Galvano as the designer and maker, and another makes it sound like they just made the footstool.  Did they just make the bases for chair and footstool?


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17/01/2020 6:35 pm  

@mark737. According to a Norwegian FB forum SöDa Galvano made bases, usually swivel and/or tilting ,for quite a few Norwegian chair manufacturers. 

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mark737
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17/01/2020 7:18 pm  

Okay, that makes sense.  I see a lot of listings for chairs that say they're made by SöDa Galvano, but it sounds like they only made the bases. Like this one by Vad Trevare listed on Chairish. 

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mvc
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17/01/2020 7:57 pm  

Well, the fact that "Söda Galvano" is named as designer, is, of course, complete nonsense, like so many attributions on the net. Unfortunately the vintage market is dominated by amateurs, who are pretty clueless. For example, I always laugh when I read: designed by Aksel Kjersgaard for Odder! 🤕 Just one example of countless others.


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mark737
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30/08/2022 5:10 pm  

I picked up one of these Lied Møbler chairs yesterday.  It was listed as a SöDa Galvano chair, since that was the only tag on it.  It looked like rosewood in the photos but turned out to be beech (I think) with a rosewood stain, which was disappointing but the price was right.  As the OP said, it is very comfortable.  I need to buy new seat straps; it looks like they originally came with seven Fagas straps.  I plan to buy new ones from Evans unless anyone has a better suggestion.  

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Chandler
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19/11/2022 3:19 am  

Are you interested in purchasing one of these chairs? I have one in great shape. 


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