Jan des Bouvrie Armchair Pair

Purchased in the Netherlands this Jan des Bouvrie armchair pair have sweeping metal frames and pale grey leather upholstery. 

Often referred to as the godfather of Dutch design, multi award winning and flamboyant Dutch architect / Interior Designer Jan des Bouvrie created furniture pieces for Gelderland Netherlands during the 1970s.

Fabrication: Removable upholstered single seat / back cushion in pale grey leather rests on leather backed frame with hollow tubular chromed legs.

Inspiration: Early Dutch steam ship furniture.

Design Consigned Stylist: I would have to say these are the most comfortable chairs ever with soft padded leather, cantilevered springiness and enough back height to rest your weary head.

DC Collector: These are from the 301 series designed in 1977 exhibited recently [click here]

Today Gelderland continues to produce its ‘furniture for generations’ including an updated version of the 301, the 601 ‘Mr Oberman’ which retails for 1,910 Euros [AUD$2,940] .

DC Insider: These chairs arrived here with the owners, after time living in the Netherlands and we are confident they are the only ones in Australia. Leather on seats is well worn but not torn. Can be recovered to match [ we can arrange this ] The chrome frames are still shiny and bright.

Price $1250 is for the pair.  ( Or $750 each, please enquire info@designconsigned.com.au )


  • Dimensions: H86cm W68cm D80cm
  • Condition: 2/5


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