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Utzon Stool

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utzon stool

Design Jørn Utzon, 1950
FSC-certified solid beech knobs, form pressed beech veneer, brass
Made in Portugal by Fritz Hansen

The Utzon Stool is a captivating creative expression by acclaimed Danish architect Jørn Utzon. It exudes an extrovert playfulness in its fascinating appearance. It is a functional sculpture meticulously crafted from oiled solid beech, beech veneer, and beautiful brass detailing. While decorative in appearance, the stool is deceptively comfortable and stands as a testament to Utzon's rare ability to distill complex organic shapes into functional forms.

Creating things for people. This is the primal theme of probably Denmark's most famous architect of all time, Jørn Utzon. Best known for designing the Sydney Opera House in the 1960s, an impressive building where the façade appears different from any given angle and 197 foot semi-curves open out towards the harbor, exemplifies his organic concept of architecture and expressive sculptural style. Jørn Utzon's fascination with architectural legends from the Mayan, Moroccan and Asian cultures led to what he termed "Additive Architecture". The Utzon Stool was designed during the same period as the Sydney Opera House and carries the same inspiration Utzon took from nature coupled with maritime influences from his childhood. The rounded shapes of the seven smooth seating elements echo the shapes of marine bollards and fenders seen in the harbors of his youth while the use of brass is a nod to maritime customs.

He was educated at the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, concluding in 1942 and then developed his talent further at studios such as the Alvar Aalto studio in Helsinki. This inspiration helped Jørn Utzon to gradually optimize his talent for creating architectural, organic space while maintaining respect for people, nature and surroundings.

17.7" w | 17.9" d | 16.9" h

$1,499.00 + free shipping
(please allow 8-12 weeks for shipment)
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