$995 ARNE JACOBSEN SWAN CHAIR

$ 995 is the price for the Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair from www.gibraltarfurniture.com (800 416-3635). The #1 web site for high quality product at cost effective prices is Gibraltar Furniture!

Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair

Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair

DWR sells the Swan chair for $3032-3045! A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture at wholesale prices is Gibraltar. “This West coast internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.”

ARNE JACOBSEN (1902-1971) was one of Denmark‘s most influential 20th century architects and designers. His buildings and products, like his Swan and Egg Chairs, combine modernist ideals with a Nordic love of naturalism, with natural graceful forms.

The Swan chair was first produced in 1958 and spotlights an elegant and organic shape. It is perfect for lounge and waiting areas as well as the home. Designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, for which Jacobsen was the architect, the chair’s swivel base permitted guests to spin in their seat, thus becoming active participants in the busy hotel atmosphere.

This release is produced off shore by our expert team of designers which explains why the cost of this unit is several thousand dollars less than the original.

Arne Jacobsen was very productive both as an architect and as a designer. The Ant and Series 7 chairs, produced in 1952, propelled both Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen’s names into furniture history. Arne Jacobsen was and is an admired and exceptional designer. His furniture and other design work have become a national and international heritage.

Materials: Thick pure wool blend in a variety of beautiful colors by Gabriel of Denmark. Dense cushions made of CA 117 fire-retardant foam, and a chrome plated aluminum swivel base. We use the same fabric program as Fritz Hansen.

Dimensions: 30″W x 27.5″D x 30″H, 10.25″ Seat Height, 21.5″ Arm Height

As an architect and an industrial designer, Jacobsen always strove to achieve grace and coherence in his work. In the process, he emerged as the single most influential Danish architect of the 20th century and the designer of such modernist classics as the Swan, Egg and Ant Chairs as well as the stainless steel, abstract-shaped cutlery which the director Stanley Kubrick chose as timelessly futuristic props for his film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Born in Copenhagen in 1902, Arne Jacobsen worked as an apprentice bricklayer before winning a place to study architecture at the Royal Academy of the Arts in 1924. Humble though Jacobsen’s first job may seem, there are echoes with those of other great architects like John Soane and Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, who worked for their fathers as a bricklayer and stone mason respectively. It also imbued Jacobsen with the love of materials, which became a dominant feature of his work.

As a student, Jacobsen travelled to Paris for the ground-breaking 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs, where he won a silver medal for a chair design. On that trip, he was struck by the pioneering aesthetic of Le Corbusier’s L’Esprit Nouveau pavilion, as was another architecture student, Luis Barragán, who was destined to be as influential in his country, Mexico, as Jacobsen would be in Denmark. Before he left the Academy, Jacobsen also traveled to Berlin, where he discovered the rationalist architecture of Mies and Walter Groupius. Their work influenced his early projects in Denmark including a design for an art gallery which won him a gold medal when he graduated from the Academy.

Like most young architects, Jacobsen started out by designing private houses which, in his case, fused the rationalist simplicity he admired in Mies and Corb’s work with the classicism of his Scandinavian mentors, notably the veteran Swedish architect Erik Gunnar Asplund. The same combination was apparent in Jacobsen’s larger projects such as an extension to the Nøvo pharmaceuticals factory and the Stelling Hus in Copenhagen. With both, Jacobsen was at pains to integrate the new buildings with their surroundings.

Architectural commissions dwindled during World War II, not least because construction materials were so scarce. Being Jewish, Jacobsen was also threatened by the Nazi occupation of Denmark. In 1943, he left the country by rowing across the Sound in a small boat for two years of wartime exile in Sweden, where he designed fabrics and wallpapers. There, he was inspired by Scandinavia‘s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. When he returned to Denmark in 1945, the country urgently needed new housing and public buildings. Jacobsen’s late 1940s houses and apartment blocks were fairly spartan in design and intended to be built at speed. By the 1950s, he had become more experimental in projects like 1952’s Allehusene complex and his 1955 Søholm houses. In 1957, Jacobsen’s experiments culminated in the circular Round House he designed for the manager of a local fish-smoking plant on the island of Sjaellands.

During the 1950s, Jacobsen became increasingly interested in product design inspired by the work of the US furniture designers, Charles and Ray Eames. He was also influenced both by the ideals of his textile designer wife, Joanna, and the Italian design historian Ernesto Rogers, who believed that the design of every element was equally important “from the spoon to the city”.

In 1951, Jacobsen completed work on the Ant Chair – Model 3100, an intricately molded plywood seat on three spindly steel legs. This was followed by the simpler hourglass form of the 1955 Model 3107 – Series 7 Chair. Like the Ant, the Series 7 was perfect for modern living being light, compact and easily stackable, but not even Jacobsen could have anticipated that it would become one of the most popular chairs of the late 20th and early 21st centuries even featuring on the set of the BBC soap opera the “EastEnders.”

By the late 1950s, Jacobsen was given an opportunity to put his theories of integrated design and architecture into practice in the design of the SAS Ari Terminal and Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. He designed every element of the building from its skyscraping structure down to the ceramic ashtrays sold in the souvenir shop and the stainless steel cutlery later chosen by Kubrick for 2001: A Space Odyssey. Jacobsen also created another pair of classic 20th century chairs for the hotel in 1957’s Swan and Egg with strikingly organically shaped upholstered seats on slender metal bases.

The elegant functionalism of the SAS Royal Hotel and the 1950s schools Jacobsen had built in and around Copenhagen persuaded the Oxford dons who were touring Scandinavia in search of an architect for St Catherine’s College that he was the ideal candidate. Together with the SAS Royal Hotel and the later National Bank of Denmark headquarters, St Catherine’s is regarded as one of Jacobsen’s architectural masterpieces.

From the 1950s onwards Jacobsen, or “the fat man” as he was called, was the dominant figure in Danish architecture, but outside Denmark he made his mark as a furniture and product designer. As well as the Swan, Egg and Series 7, he was responsible for another 20th century classic, the Cylinda Line stainless steel cocktail kit and tableware which he designed in the late 1960s for Stelton, a company run by his foster son Peter Holmblad. Jacobsen spent three years finessing the project and finally produced a collection of 17 objects for Stelton, all based on the shape of a cylinder. When the Cylinda Line was launched, sales were so poor that Holmblad sent his wife into the Copenhagen department stores to place orders for it. The Cylinda Line then went on to win numerous international design awards, although the abstemious Jacobsen insisted on using the Martini mixer for hot soup.

Months before his death in 1971, Arne Jacobsen reflected on his career. “The fundamental factor is proportion,” he concluded. “Proportion is precisely what makes the old Greek temples beautiful…And when we look at some of the most admired buildings of the Renaissance or the Baroque, we notice that they are all well-proportioned. That is the essential thing.”

We ship factory direct so that you don’t have to pay a middle man for a mark up. This means you get the wholesale price and a great product at unbeatable prices.

Gibraltar is based in Beverly Hills California and can be found on the web at www.gibraltarfurniture.com. This firm has been in operation for five decades, and is an insider secret weapon for blue chip merchandise at warehouse prices. Yahoo reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the internet. This store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

$1990 EERO AARNIO BUBBLE CHAIR – WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE

$ 1990 is the price for the Eero Aarnio Bubble Chair from www.gibraltarfurniture.com (800 416-3635). The #1 web site for high quality product at cost effective prices is Gibraltar Furniture!

Eero Aarnio Bubble Chair

Eero Aarnio Bubble Chair

The Bubble chair is considered one of the most significant icons from the Aarnio collection. Other retailers sell this piece for $3876. Gibraltar offers the same piece for thousands less!

Eero Aarnio is one of the pioneers in using plastic in industrial design. Plastic material set designers free to create every shape, form, and color they wanted. This gave birth to objects oscillating between function and fun.

This Finnish designer was born in 1932, and studied from 1954 to 1957 at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki. This modern masterpiece reproduction chair is made out of molded fiberglass and features a painted aluminum cast base.

Based on the idea of the Ball Chair, the Bubble Chair is a reduction of this design. Aarnio said about his Bubble Chair “After I had made the Ball Chair I wanted to have light inside it and so I had the idea of a transparent ball where light comes from all directions. The only suitable material is acrylic which is heated and blown into shape like a soap bubble. Since I knew that dome-shaped skylights were made in this way I contacted the manufacturer and asked if it would be technically possible to blow a bubble that is bigger than a hemisphere. The answer was yes. So, I had a steel ring made, the bubble was blown and when the cushions were added the chair was ready, and the name was obvious: “bubble.”

Clear acrylic hanging bubble chair with silver-color vinyl cushions; chain included. Minor swirls from polishing are not a defect.

The 12MM clear clear acrylic plastic shell includes a silver color vinyl pillow and a 8′ chain for hanging the chair from a post or from a ceiling.

Comes in Clear with Silver Cushions

42.75″H x 42.75″W x 25″D

Seat Cushion Depth: 22″
When Eero Aarnio had the first idea for the Ball Chair in 1963, fiberglass was a relatively new material as glass reinforced products were not batch Produced as they are today nobody . The only possibility was to craft the chair with his own hands. It took Eero and his brother in law nearly one year until the first prototype was ready.

The prototype was a success; it is still standing in its original place in Finland. By coincidence two young product managers from the company ASKO discovered the Ball Chair when visiting Eero in order to look at some pine wood chairs. They immediately realized the potential of this design icon. In 1966 for the first time the chair was presented at the International Furniture Fair in Cologne. Celebrities bought copies of the original for their homes and it found itself in a variety of Design Museums throughout the world.

The design of the chair was not only striking to look at but it was also comfortable and relaxing to sit in for long periods of time. The chair has been described as ”a room within a room”. It offers shelter, a calming atmosphere and privacy for the seated person. Some models of the chair have had telephones built into them.

The chair has featured in films such as ‘Tommy’, ‘Dazed and Confused’ and ‘Moon Zero Two’. It also featured in such classic television Programmes as ‘The Prisoner’.It has even been used by Vivienne Westwood in one of her shows.

We feature this edition in your choice of Red Interior with Gloss White Shell, or Black Interior with Gloss White shell. We can also special order the Eero Aarnio Ball Chair with a Gloss Black shell with red or black interior. Special orders for this item have an 8-10 week lead time.

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture at wholesale prices is Gibraltar. “This West coast internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.”

We ship factory direct so that you don’t have to pay a middle man for a mark up. This means you get the wholesale price and a great product at unbeatable prices.

Gibraltar is based in Beverly Hills California and can be found on the web at www.gibraltarfurniture.com. This firm has been in operation for five decades, and is an insider secret weapon for blue chip merchandise at warehouse prices. Yahoo reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the internet. This store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

$1599 EERO AARNIO BALL CHAIR – WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE

$ 1599 is the price for the Eero Aarnio Ball Chair from www.gibraltarfurniture.com (800 416-3635). The #1 web site for high quality product at cost effective prices is Gibraltar Furniture!

Eero Aarnio Ball Chair

Eero Aarnio Ball Chair

The Ball chair is considered one of the most significant icons from the Aarnio collection. Other retailers sell this piece for $ 5625. Gibraltar offers the same piece for thousands less!

Eero Aarnio is one of the pioneers in using plastic in industrial design. Plastic material set designers free to create every shape, form, and color they wanted. This gave birth to objects oscillating between function and fun.

This Finnish designer was born in 1932, and studied from 1954 to 1957 at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki. This modern masterpiece reproduction chair is made out of molded fiberglass and features a painted aluminum cast base. The interior is crafted from imported wool fabric and is spotlighted by dense, rich cushions.

The specs are 41″ W X 39″D X 47″H’

When Eero Aarnio had the first idea for the Ball Chair in 1963, fiberglass was a relatively new material as glass reinforced products were not batch Produced as they are today nobody . The only possibility was to craft the chair with his own hands. It took Eero and his brother in law nearly one year until the first prototype was ready.

The prototype was a success; it is still standing in its original place in Finland. By coincidence two young product managers from the company ASKO discovered the Ball Chair when visiting Eero in order to look at some pine wood chairs. They immediately realized the potential of this design icon. In 1966 for the first time the chair was presented at the International Furniture Fair in Cologne. Celebrities bought copies of the original for their homes and it found itself in a variety of Design Museums throughout the world.

The design of the chair was not only striking to look at but it was also comfortable and relaxing to sit in for long periods of time. The chair has been described as ”a room within a room”. It offers shelter, a calming atmosphere and privacy for the seated person. Some models of the chair have had telephones built into them.

The chair has featured in films such as ‘Tommy’, ‘Dazed and Confused’ and ‘Moon Zero Two’. It also featured in such classic television Programmes as ‘The Prisoner’.It has even been used by Vivienne Westwood in one of her shows.

We feature this edition in your choice of Red Interior with Gloss White Shell, or Black Interior with Gloss White shell. We can also special order the Eero Aarnio Ball Chair with a Gloss Black shell with red or black interior. Special orders for this item have an 8-10 week lead time.

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture at wholesale prices is Gibraltar. “This West coast internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.”

We ship factory direct so that you don’t have to pay a middle man for a mark up. This means you get the wholesale price and a great product at unbeatable prices.

Gibraltar is based in Beverly Hills California and can be found on the web at www.gibraltarfurniture.com. This firm has been in operation for five decades, and is an insider secret weapon for blue chip merchandise at warehouse prices. Yahoo reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the internet. This store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

$2999 NOGUCHI FREE FORM SOFA- WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE.COM


$2999 is the price for the Noguchi Free Form Sofa from www.gibraltarfurniture.com (800 416-3635). Gibraltar is a 50 year designer 90210 store and the #1 web site for high quality product at cost effective prices!
Noguchi Free Form Sofa & Ottoman Set

Noguchi Free Form Sofa & Ottoman Set

One of the most important icons from the Noguchi collection is the free form sofa. DWR sells this set for $11620 from Vitra! Gibraltar offers the same combo for $8625 less!

The Noguchi Free Form Sofa & Ottoman Set is considered an icon of modern furniture design. A statement-making piece, this Noguchi style Free Form Sofa & Ottoman Set is a design classic at an affordable price. This historical piece features an open form structure that accommodates multiple people. The unit is lightly padded and provides a firm seating surface for living room use, public applications and formal areas. The ottoman nestles into the sofa’s curved form to function as a footrest, perch or table. Low, rounded beech wood legs lend a sense of animation. The upholstery colors each have coordinating legs. Covers are removable for dry-cleaning.

This is a reproduction and not the Vitra edition. This Gibraltar exclusive item comes in two glorious color schemes.

The Creme/Mocha combination features a creme backrest and a mocha seat. The Ottoman is a mocha color. The Mocha/Mocha combination spotlights a mocha backrest, and a mocha seat. The Ottoman is mocha color.

This classic organic shaped set includes both the sofa and the ottoman set and is composed of Micro fiber upholstery and hardwood legs.

Sofa: 118″ W x 30-51″ D x 29″ H, 15″ seat height
Ottoman: 47″ W x 28″ x 15″

In addition Gibraltar is proud to offer an exclusive petite version of this legendary edition. This smaller scaled version for individuals who have a smaller space but still are interested in acquiring this showpiece seating set

Loveseat 90.5″W  x  35″ D x 30″ H: 15″ seat height

Ottoman: 30″ x  23.”D x 15″seat height

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture at wholesale prices is Gibraltar. “This West coast internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.”

$ 545 NOGUCHI COFFE TABLE WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE.COM

$545 is the price for the Noguchi coffee table from www.gibraltarfurniture.com. Gibraltar is a 50 year designer 90210 store and a secret weapon web site for high quality product at cost effective prices!

Coffee Table by Isamu Noguchi (1948)

Coffee Table by Isamu Noguchi (1948)

One of the most important icons from the Noguchi collection is his classic Coffee Table release in 1948. DWR sells this for $1299! Gibraltar offers the same piece, but without a signature on the glass, for $754 less!

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture at wholesale prices is Gibraltar. “This West coast internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.”

We ship factory direct so that you don’t have to pay a middle man for a mark up. This means you get the wholesale price and a great product at unbeatable prices

Isamu Noguchi, Noguchi Isamu, November 17, 1904December 30, 1988) was a prominent Japanese-American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades, from the 1920s onward.

Known widely for his sculpture and public works, Noguchi also designed stage sets for various Martha Graham productions, and several mass-produced lamps and furniture pieces, some of which are still manufactured and sold.

This Japanese designer sought to make sculpture useful in everyday life and his furniture and interior designs are an important part of this project. Noguchi most actively worked in this field during the 1940s, creating furniture and interiors that displayed the biomorphic imagery of his contemporary sculpture. After the Second World War Noguchi traveled to Japan. In 1951 he created the first paper and bamboo Akari lams. Noguchi continued to design new Akari models for the rest of his career.

This classic brilliantly simple design consists of only three elements, the glass top, and two interlocking wood base pieces. The table is an extraordinary harmony of form and function.

The Black Noguchi table is lacquered in a matte black finish over Birch hardwood.

The Medium Walnut Noguchi table is stained in a satin medium walnut finish over Asian beech woods. This color is matched to our Mies Barcelona Benches & Day Beds.

The Light Ash Noguchi table is a clear satin lacquer over Ash hardwood. We use 3/4″ (19MM) Clear tempered Glass on all units. Dimensions: 49″ x 36″ x 16″.

Gibraltar is based in Beverly Hills California and can be found on the web at www.gibraltarfurniture.com. This firm has been in operation for five decades, and is an insider secret weapon for blue chip merchandise at warehouse prices. Yahoo reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the internet. This store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”