Kwok Hoi Chan Pair of SZ15 Lounge Chairs for ‘t Spectrum 1973

A pair of SZ15 lounge chairs, designed by Kwok Hoi Chan and manufactured by ‘t Spectrum, the Netherlands 1973. These chairs represent a rare find, as they were only part of ‘t Spectrum’s collection for a brief period from 1973 to 1974, making their production limited and their availability scarce. While the exact production numbers remain unknown, their elusive nature adds to their allure among collectors worldwide.

The sleek and dynamic design of these chairs is characterized by rounded shapes inspired by Chinese calligraphy, a motif that has become synonymous with Kwok Hoi Chan’s distinctive style. Unique and captivating, these chairs have garnered attention from international collectors for their unparalleled craftsmanship and design aesthetic.

Constructed with a brushed steel frame and featuring thick black saddle leather seats, these chairs exude both durability and sophistication. Despite showing signs of wear consistent with their age, the leather remains sturdy and boasts a rich patina, adding to the chairs’ vintage appeal. Both chairs have undergone professional restoration to ensure the integrity of the seat stitches, further enhancing their overall condition.

Architect Kwok Hoi Chan (Hong Kong 1939 – Hong Kong 1990) is an endearing figure in international design. In 1966 he first emigrated to the UK after which he moved to France and began a long and fruitful collaboration with the furniture manufacture Steiner. Most designs he created appeared in the Hall of Design in the 1960s and 1970s. His SZ15 chair was the only production in collaboration with Dutch manufacturer ’t Spectrum.

Literature: Clarijs, Jojanneke, ’t Spectrum Moderne meubelvormgeving en naoorlogs idealisme, uitgeverij 010, Rotterdam 2002. p 21, 95, 108.

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DesignerKwok Hoi ChanManufacturer't SpectrumModelModel SZ15Year1973Materialleather, stainless steelMeasurementsH 69 cm x W 73 cm x D 90 cmQuantity2Conditiongood | one stitch repairPriceon request

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