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Carl Hansen VLA61 Monarch Chair

£3,175.00 £2,698.75

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Manufacturer: Carl Hansen

Designer: Vilhem Lauritzen Architects 1944

The VLA61 Monarch Chair was designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen In 1944, Lauritzen designed a building project that was never realized, but the VLA61 Monarch Chair that he had designed for the project was produced in 10 copies. Until now, this rare chair has been a coveted collector’s item sold at auctions around the world and is now available to a wider audience for the first time. The VLA61 Monarch Chair is named after the majestic Monarch butterfly, and the name is a tribute to the architect’s keen interest in butterflies, which he diligently studied throughout his life.

With its generous upholstery, curved armrests and organic, teardrop-shaped curvatures of the bars, the chair embodies an artistic expression that is light and sumptuous at the same time. Details such as the small brass feet and hand-polished joints testify to Vilhelm Lauritzen consistent design signature.

Manufacturing the VLA61 Monarch Chair is a complex and time onsuming process for the experienced cabinetmakers at Carl Hansen & Son, as many of the chair’s parts are curved and double curved. In addition, all the parts are polished by hand before being assembled, after which the entire chair especially around the joints is hand-polished once again to achieve a perfect finish. The backrest is only upholstered after it has been mounted on the chair to achieve precise finishes around the armrests and hind legs a task requiring the greatest care from Carl Hansen & Son’s skilled furniture upholsterers. Available in FSCTM-certified oak and mahogany with upholstery in textile and leather.

Materials: Frame: Solid wood

Seat/back: Foam

Feet: Brass

Dimensions: Width: 69cm x Depth: 61cm x Height 87cm (Seat Height: 45cm)