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unsure of model number and designer of a set of Bruno Hansen rosewood chairs  

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user_132
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24/05/2021 11:10 pm  

Hi there

Not posted on here for a while and seem to have lost access to my account. 

Hidden under this lovely fabric I've discovered a Bruno Hansen stamp but looking online I have struggled to see any pother examples? 

wondered if anyone out there has ever seen a set or has a brochure that may have some info on them?

many thanks in advance 

 

 

 

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Herringbone
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26/05/2021 8:45 pm  

The only architects that I know have designed for Bruno Hansen are Henry Kjaernulf and Kurt Ostervig. Since I've never seen these chairs before I don't know if they were drawn by one of them. But it might well be. 

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


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cdsilva
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26/05/2021 9:42 pm  

Kjaernulf's name appears in at least three Bruno Hansen marks. Can you post a photo of the mark on your chairs?


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Midcenturyfan79
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30/05/2021 1:37 pm  

Thank you!  Adding the stamp on the bottom of the chairs.  Other account not working!

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tktoo2
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30/05/2021 4:13 pm  

Do I see a faint impression below the Bruno Hansen cartouche? Could be that I just need more coffee, but maybe check the other chairs to see if there might be a clearer stamp?


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cdsilva
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30/05/2021 6:03 pm  

Good eye, tk. This stamp does have two words below the cartouche (I like that word), which are “arkitekt kjærnulf”. Here is a more legible version of that stamp.

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tktoo2
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30/05/2021 6:17 pm  

@cdsilva, Ha! Which one is the question. They both used to be better!

It really helps with legibility when those branding irons are adequately heated before use, eh? Or, maybe it was a thermal transfer film that was omitted? Not sure which.

The other question is one of species. The seat frame (panel?) is obviously beech, but rosewood or teak for the rest? I suspect the latter.


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Midcenturyfan79
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03/06/2021 10:37 am  

@tktoo2 thanks so much!  You're right!  Although we can't find any other examples online.  Well one picture comes up but it doesn't link through to the right page.  

Randomly though, as we were scrolling through pics we think you've inadvertently helped us discover the identity of another chair that's been stumping us!  This one or one very similar came up as being designed by kjaernulf too!  Well we need to study a bit closer but it's a good start at least.  Thanks to you and @cdsilva 😊

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Herringbone
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03/06/2021 8:51 pm  

@midcenturyfan79 That was a nice ID. Henry Kjærnulf’s work hasn’t been really researched yet (I wonder if it ever will) so it’s a nice find. But for the other one you found: be careful, only because it comes up a being designed by Kjærnulf  on a google search doesn’t mean it really was.

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


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Kyle Barrett
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03/06/2021 8:58 pm  

Huh, that looks very similar to the famous Erik Buck design, for OD.


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Midcenturyfan79
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03/06/2021 9:06 pm  

Sorry @herringbone yes you're right- its the closest we've got to it not a formal ID per se 😊 but hadn't seen one as similar so the hunt continues!


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Midcenturyfan79
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03/06/2021 9:07 pm  

Kyle - do you mean the original ones?  Yes we thought they had the look of Erik Buch!


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