Hans Olsen vintage 1960s Balloon chair for Lea of Denmark
We bought this lovely stylish chair from the family of the original owners who bought new over 50 years ago . It’s in good vintage condition with only slight wear to the original suede upholstery .
A design classic that has recently been re-issued along with other Hans Olsen designs such as the rarely seen and amazing Fried Egg chair with permission from his family . None of the re-issued pieces are cheap .
Hans Olsen is one of an amazing array of Danish designers working very successfully in the 1950s , 1960s and 1970s . Its easy to say who the top 3 or 4 Danish designers were as they had world class acclaim and success at the time , but there are possibly 15 to 20 other Danish designers including Hans Olsen who also designed some iconic pieces , and then probably 30 or more others who on their day produced some fab pieces .
The metal frame is in good order with no pitting or obvious damage , the small teak arms are currently in nice vintage condition , and would clean easily in a few minutes if required .