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Pair of Mid-century Robert Kjer Jakobsen for Virtue Brothers Director Chairs c. 1960

$750

ABOUT

Price is for the pair.

A set of matching Virtue Brothers mid-century modern original directors style chairs. The chairs have tubular steel chrome construction with original Naugahyde seats and backs.

  • CREATOR Robert Kjer Jakobsen, Los Angeles.
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1960s.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Chrome, Naugahyde.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor stain on one seat.
  • DIMENSIONS H 31 in. W 19.5 in. D 16 in. Seat Height 17 in.

HISTORY

These were made by Robert Kjer Jakobsen for Virtue Brothers of California. The chairs are featured in the 1969 issue of California Design Ten book on page 46. Robert Kjer Jakobsen was born in Portland, Oregon, on March 8, 1918. From 1949 to 1985, he was chief designer of the Los Angeles furniture company, Virtue Brothers; his designs of chrome were iconic and successful.

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