Pair of 'Polar' Lounge Chairs by Esko Pajamies, Finland 1960s

Pair of 'Polar' Lounge Chairs by Esko Pajamies, Finland 1960s

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Rare pair of 'Polar' Lounge Chairs by Finnish designer Esko Pajamies. Produced by: Lahden Lepokalusto Oy. Finland 1960s.

This set of leather chairs has a half moon shaped backrest and comfortable yet aesthetically pleasing cushions. The wooden frame is strong and sturdy and has chrome plated steel connections that support the curved armrests. The legs have similar chrome plated steel details which give the chairs a somewhat floating appearance. The open wooden frame further contributes to the spacious aesthetic of the design. The cushions are upholstered with their original black leather and buttons.

Esko Lauri Alvari Pajamies (born August 20, 1931 Helsinki - September 26, 1990, Eloúnta, Greece) was a Finnish designer, especially known for his upholstered living room and public furniture.⁣

Pajamies graduated as an interior architect in 1954 and established his own design office in 1961. In the 1960s, Pajamies designed the Bonanza couch which combines leather and solid oak, and the Koivutaru armchair made of bent birch at the end of the 1970s. Pajamies’ workshop also designed furniture for the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport's passenger terminal.

Pajamies was awarded the State Art Prize in 1979. ⁣Besides being active as a designer, Pajamies was an avid Jazz Trumpetist.

Condition:

In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Pipings have some minor repairs. Leather has some minor marks. Note: Although from the same source, the items differ a little bit in height.

Dimensions:

103 cm D x 75 cm W x 66cm H, seat height 41,5 cm

Origin:

Finland 1960s

Literature:

Arkkitehti-lehti magazine, 1965

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