Many, many, many months after having the chair sit in the garage, I decided I'd take a look at replacing the worn out vinyl seat cover and fixing the wobble. I removed a few tacks from the dust cover under the seat and saw the label and stamps shown in the photo above. Now, I was certain there was good reason for the appealing lines I saw in this chair.
Kurt Østervig was educated as a ship building engineer at Odense Stålskibsværft, which soon led to his employment as a furniture designer with one of the leading furniture producers during the 1930s and 1940s - E. Knudsen's Design Studio, Odense, .
In 1947 he opened his own studio becoming a freelance furniture designer.
During his career he developed all types of modern furniture and worked with many of the leading Scandinavian furniture factories of the period.
In the 1960s one of Kurt Østervig's design was accepted for exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
His search for challenges resulted in many original design solutions for specialized furniture used in rest homes, ships, hotels, and movie theaters.
Kurt Østervig's favourite material was oak, especially in combination with leather. He was well-known for his unusually detailed and perfect drawings, which resembled pieces of art or coloured photos than working drawings.
Today his designs are produced by Tranekær Furniture who have taken control of the production of designs previously manufactured by the company K.P.Jørgensen.
He is in good company with other great Scandinavian furniture designers such as Hans J. Wegner and Arne Jacobsen.
Stunning Kurt Ostervig Rosewood Butterfly Dining Chairs
Stunning set of 6 dining chairs designed by Kurt Ostervig for Brande Modelindustri circa early 1960′s. These sculptural chairs are done in incredibly grained solid rosewood with subtly curved butterfly backs and tapering legs and stretchers. The upholstery is original off white Turkish cotton.
These chairs are the only examples of these chairs that we can find and are truly one of the better designed dining chairs that we have ever come across.
Measurements Height: 19" x Height2: 18" x Width: 19" x Depth: 20"