Warm Nordic 'Lean Back' Armchair

Lean Back is an elegant, reclining lounge chair in 1950s design, created by the acclaimed Danish furniture designer, Arne Hovmand-Olsen.

Arne Hovmand-Olsen | Denmark
W 68cm, D 78cm, H 78cm

$2850 NZD



Despite the lightness and an almost floating expression, the lounge chair is incredibly comfortable to sit in, perfect for long conversations around the coffee table or immersion in the world of books and magazines.

The solid wood armrests are so elegantly designed that their soft sway could almost be mistaken for leather. What is particularly special about the design of the Lean Back lounge chair is that it looks beautiful from any angle, so it can stand freely in a room.

The lounge chair comes with upholstered seat cushions in beautiful shades or with leather seat cushions for a completely classic expression. Choose from exclusive upholstery fabrics or canvas from the likes of Kvadrat in carefully selected shades from the Warm Nordic universe, or the highest quality leather. The frame of the Lean Back chair is available in several exclusive types of wood.

About the Designer / Arne Hovmand-Olsen had the world in mind, both before and after the 1950s, when he became one of Denmark’s renowned furniture designers. The son of a farmer and an aesthete by nature, he started as an apprentice cabinetmaker, before studying furniture design and pursuing his passion for visual composition and furniture design. In 1944, Arne Hovmand-Olsen opened his own design practice, where he united the details of classic craftsmanship with innovative, modern design.

He was a pioneer, not only in the field of architecture, but also in the field of exporting designer furniture to accommodate the large interest abroad, In consultation with Arne Homand-Olsen’s family, Warm Nordic is upholding the legacy of this great furniture designer and will regularly launch more House of Arne Hovmand-Olsen classics.


/ Frame: White Oiled Solid Oak or Oiled Solid Teak
/ Upholstery: Fabric or Leather

Availability: Indent order – 6-8 weeks lead time

NOTE: Price is for the Lean Back Armchair in Oak and Textile Upholstery. Please ask us about the other finish available: price indication is $3050 – $3995


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