• Folke Ohlsson for Dux Teak Danish Modern Sofa (SOLD)


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    (SOLD) A very nice, original example of a 1960's teak Danish Modern 3 seat sofa designed by Folke Ohlsson for DUX. Amazing original condition with original fabric. All 6 reversible cushions have new foam stuffing. Original finish to teak exoskeleton frame with nice glow and patina. Structurally very solid. Retains DUX label. Very light wear to fabric. Notice wear spot detail in close-up image. New foam in cushions. Measures 86ʺW × 31.5ʺD × 29.25ʺH. Seat height 18".
    Shipping within continental US $195.

    Born and raised in Sweden, Folke Ohlsson moved to the United States in 1953 and established DUX, Inc. in San Francisco the same year. Six years later, Ohlsson moved the company to Burlingame, California. His has received world-wide acclaim for his furniture designs which are generally referred to as “Scandinavian Modern” but often get categorized as “Danish Modern” or “Danish Teak”. Ohlsson’s designs blend graceful details of traditional style with the simplicity and good proportions of contemporary style.

    Ohlsson received more than 30 awards including the Triennale Exhibit in Milan and the Good Design Show of the New York Museum of Modern Art. He lead the operation that has given DUX furniture its international distinction. In addition, his timely, but timeless designs are some of the world’s most copied. A patented, knockdown armchair, has been widely copied and mass-produced by more than 100 furniture designers.

    Folke Ohlsson made a significant contribution to the widespread acceptance and tremendous popularity in the United States of modern Scandinavian furniture design. In recognition of his work, he was awarded Sweden’s Royal Order of Vasa decoration by King Gustav VI Adolf in 1964.
    SOURCE: Simplified Bee