Stained Beechwood, Sheepskin upholstery.
Designed in 1944 by Arnold Madsen (Attributed). Likely manufactured in the 1950s in by Norwegian company Vik & Blindheim.
H 78 cm/31 in x W 63,5 cm/25 in x D 83 cm/33 in
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In 1953 Arnold Madsens joint company Madsen & Schubell sold the license to manufacture this chair to the Norwegian company Vik & Blindheim.
This example features legs and armrests in dark stained beechwood. It has been reupholstered with off-white sheepskin from Skandilock.
Information about the designer
Arnold Madsen (1907-1989) was a danish designer. Together with his business partner Henry Schubell (1906-2001) he started the joint company Madsen & Schubell. Madsen designed the famous “Clam” chair in 1944 in his small basement workshop in Copenhagen. In 1953 they were able to sell the license for the chair together with four other models to the Norwegian company Vik & Bindheim.
The origin of the “Clam” chair was long unknown. It has seen several attributions over the years, for example Viggo Boesen, Martin Olsen and Philip Arctander.