An exceptional set of 8 Danish Mid Century Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastlhom FK Lounge Chairs, model FK 6727-3G for Walter Knoll, in a light biscuit coloured leather with satin polished aluminium 3 star base.
The price shown is for one chair. Discounts can be arranged for larger multiples; please message me for details.
Originally designed by powerhouse 1960s design team Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm in 1964, their ‘Tulip’ chair has become an icon of Mid Century Danish design. The actual original name for this chair that was produced by Kill International is ‘The Bucket Chair’ and it is still produced today by Walter Knoll under that name. Needless to say the name comes nowhere near close to portraying the beautiful and curvaceous lines it exhibits which is why over the years it’s often been referred to as the ‘Tulip’ or ‘Bird’ Chair.
The original production name was the FK 6725 which relates to the chair with the fixed base and seat. Other production variants number from 6725-6729 and also have been produced in a 3 leg (3G) or 5 star (5R) base and with or without castors. The original chair was produced with a fixed seat and base, but later versions had a rotating seat - and later still a 5 star base with both a tilting and rotating seat. All production models had circular slides or castors fitted to the base of the feet so if you ever see a listing without one or the other they are missing in action.
The FK Lounge Chair version, as shown here, was a later addition to the range and has a lower wider, more inviting seat with a 3 star rotating base. The fine lines and contours found on the FK chair are still as compelling today as they were when the chair was first introduced. The sculptured arm rests elegantly curve up and away from the chair base and provide both comfort and support.
It’s a stylish, easy going chair that works well both in a domestic environment, perhaps dressed with cushions and throws, or in a business or leisure environment as a guest or reception room chair.
All the chairs in this set are in good used condition with just minor signs of wear here and there and some creases in the leather as expected. There really is nothing much to choose between any of the 8 as there are no major marks or damages. The satin polished 3 star base on all the chairs are also in good condition with just a few scuff marks on the tops of the profiles, again just as you would expect.
The chairs date from the 2000s but are still produced today by Walter Knoll and currently retail at over £5,500 per chair.
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Preben Fabricius and Jorgen Kastlhom FK Lounge Chairs for Walter Knoll
Leather and Aluminium
Date of Design
Date of production
H85 x W81 x D75cm
Seat Height: 40cm
Arm Height: 53cm
Number of pieces included in price
8 currently available - price shown is per chair
Very good used condition
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