Vintage Lounge Swivel Chairs with Footrest by Göte Möbel, Sweden 1970s
Lounge Swivel Chair & Footrest
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Lounge Swivel Chair & Footrest by Göte Möbel, Sweden 1970s
Very comfortable swivel armchair with its matching footrest, by Göte Möbel Nassjo from Sweden with adjustable backrest. Curved wooden frame with black leather padded upholstery. Metal star base with a wood pattern application.
Good overall condition, normal wear and wrinkles to the leather, wood in good condition. The swiveling is squeaking and the lever is a little stiff sometime, they needs a little attention. We keep it in original condition, should you need it refurbished, we can take care of it, ask for customization.
Dimensions: Width 77 cm, Depth 84 cm, Height 97 cm, Seat height 38-40 cm.
Göte Öhrskog (1916 – 2006), one of Sweden’s furniture figures during the 50s, 60s and 70s, donated 5 million kroner to a scholarship fund in September 1994.
Göte Öhrskog is a farmer’s son, born 12 January 1916 and the oldest of seven siblings. During his upbringing, Göte and his siblings had to help with his father’s farming, and Göte himself trained in the agricultural industry. After working as a judge for a few years, Göte had to do standby duty during the war. In 1944 he moved to his brother in Nässjö to try something new and ended up in the furniture business. After working as a salesman for a few years, Göte decided in 1950 to “start his own business”. To begin with, it was only the sale of furniture that Göte dealt with, but after calling in a bankruptcy warehouse from an upholstery industry in 1953, containing, among other things, sewing machines and other tools suitable for armchair manufacturing, he decided to start his own manufacturing. The company was named Göte-Möbler and in the coming decades many different armchairs were manufactured and sold. From having 3 employees in 1953, the company expanded to 76 employees in 1973. Göte himself explains the company’s rapid growth with three novelties that were introduced to the market: the swivel armchair, the mechanical rocking mechanism and the leather furniture.
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