Refined Sven Ellekaer Teak Sofa for Komfort

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Denmark
1960s
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Description

This refined yet substantial sofa by Sven Ellekaer for Danish maker Komfort is a highly memorable offering. It features a graphic, organic frame that is crafted from generous slabs of luminous teak. We love the sculptural, expressive curves of the armrests that create a bold statement for any modern living area.

In true Danish fashion, this sofa shines from any angle - in front, from the side or back, or even underneath! It's a stunning design that is made to last many lifetimes and the perfect addition to any contemporary interior.

Materials
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Teak frames with new foam and upholstery.

Reupholstered with Entwine, Linen designer fabric from James Dunlop. Composition: 82% Acrylic (Polyacrylic), 18% Polyester. Care: Do not bleach / Do not tumble dry / Drip dry in shade / Drycleaning Gentle cycle / Low iron max 110C / Machine wash cool gentle cycle / Warning: Iron reverse side use barrier cloth

Condition
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Each piece is checked and carefully hand restored at our Kingsland studio workshop. Our focus is preserving the character and patina of the design while ensuring it displays beautifully in a contemporary interior.

Please note:
Frame polished and arms refinished, excellent vintage condition
Restoration
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Each piece is checked and carefully restored at our Kingsland studio workshop. Our focus is preserving the character and patina of the design while ensuring it displays beautifully in a contemporary interior.

Our Process:
- Joints checked and reglued
- Timber cleaned and stains removed
- Veneer repairs if needed
- Surfaces polished / refinished
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The items showcased in our gallery are constantly changing – not all items are on display at once.

Please enquire if there is a specific piece you would like to view and we’ll make sure it’s in the gallery.

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All pieces are available for collection in person from our Ponsonby gallery. We are also happy to provide a quote for delivery throughout New Zealand.

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Refined Sven Ellekaer Teak Sofa for Komfort

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Sven Ellekaer
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Sven Ellekaer
Sven Ellekaer
Sven Ellekaer
Denmark
1926 - 1984

Sven Ellekaer (1926 - 1984) is one of the talented Danish architect furniture designers from the golden age of Scandinavian design. He has a significant catalogue of furniture designs, working for some of the leading Danish furniture makers of the mid-20th century. Ellekaer also produced work for other Scandinavian countries, notably Vatne Mobler of Norway and also a very memorable design for Coja of the Netherlands.

It's interesting that while Ellekaer has a rich catalogue of coveted designs, not much is known about the designer himself. It is likely due to his passing away at a relatively young age, before the resurgence of interest in mid-century Danish design. Vintage advertisements state that he is an architect, so he would have been required to complete a cabinetmakers apprenticeship before studying, most likely, at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.

What we do have is a legacy of sophisticated and enduring furniture designed by Sven Ellekaer. He produced work for large number of Danish makers, including; Komfort, Chr Linnebergs Mobelfabrik, Jensen & Molholm, Heltborg Mobler, Rolschau Mobler, Jason Mobler. Also his lounge furniture for the Coja furniture factory in Culemborg (Netherlands) has become a sought after design classic.

While all his designs show the hand of a talented designer, Ellekaer's most coveted design is likely his unique Three Legged Easy Chair for Christian Linneberg Møbelfabrik in Denmark, 1962. The design was part of a larger family of lounge furniture all featuring the memorable three leg form with highly curvaceous detailing.

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