1975 Pair of Bodil Kjaer Teak & Leather Slat Seat Chairs by CI Designs of Boston
Listed for sale is a pair of very rare Bodil Kjaer for CI Designs teak slat-seat chairs with loose leather seat and back cushions. This pair was acquired by a Boston-based architect, circa 1975 directly from the CI Designs showroom. There are a few notable details to mention. First off, vintage Bodil Kjaer furniture is unbelievably rare and only recently have manufacturers such as Fritz Hansen begun reproducing them. This particular pair is part of Kjaer's indoor/outdoor series, however, due to the original leather cushions, these would have certainly been used indoors. The chairs are constructed from solid teak and are beautifully made. Condition is generally excellent with some wear from use. Jose Luis Sert, head of architecture at Harvard, specified these chairs for a project at Boston University early on. The use of teak allows them to function nicely both inside and out.
The price listed includes both chairs. Each chair measures 28 inches tall by 25 inches wide and 22 inches deep. The seat height is 19 inches.
Bodil Kjaer is a hugely influential danish architect and designer primarily known for her architectural work and furniture designed between 1959 and 1964. Her work was licensed to CI Designs based in Boston. We were fortunate to acquire a nice collection of Kjaer pieces, which can be seen in our store.