Joe Rufenacht Leather Chair and Ottoman

Sit back and relax in an Australian design classic.

JR Furniture | Australia
Joe Rufenacht | Australia
W 70cm, D 82cm, H 97cm | Seat H 45cm, Ottoman W 53cm D 54cm H 35cm




This inspired design instantly captures a room with its sleek lines and lightness of form. In classic Scandinavian style it is striking in its simplicity and instantly eye-catching. The chair is finished in rich cream leather over a canvas sling. A steam-pressed timber frame with articulated, sculptural armrests curves up to a leather headrest to create one supremely comfortable chair.

Joe Rufenacht, a Swiss born physics engineer, turned his hand to designing and creating cutting edge high end modern furniture from his hometown at Angaston in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. Joe started with this swivel chair which won the Australian Design Award in 1978. By the 1980s he had garnered more design awards than any other furniture maker in Australia. Rufenacht told ABC in 2006 that it took to 40 different prototypes to be satisfied with a single design.

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Materials: A beautiful rosewood frame, complemented by original leather upholstery

Wood Finish: Good original condition with new finish applied

Fabric Type: Original leather in good vintage condition

Foam: Original foam in good condition

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