Set of 4 teak Danish modern Domus Danica dining chairs by famous designer Erik Buch for Oddense Maskinsnedkeri in Denmark, circa 1950s. Superbly crafted, sculpted, modern teak dining chairs with padded backrests and seats. Featuring padded “floating” seats and backrests covered in original upholstery and solid teak grain frames creating a lovely contrast. Each chair retains a manufacturer label (Made in Denmark O.D. Mobler A/S Domus Danica) to the underside. They remain in good vintage condition and are comfortable. The rich solid teak frames are very sturdy and have exceptional stunning wood grain throughout. The sculpted and formed details is what makes them so desired. Erik Buch chairs are some of the most valuable and collectable Danish Chairs on the market, very modern and elegant.
Condition Report: Construction sturdy and stable; upholstery in good condition, with light wear, no tears, rich teak color.
Creator: Erik Buch (Designer)
Manufacturer: Oddense Maskinsnedkeri
Style: Scandinavian Modern, Design Classics
Place of Origin: Denmark
Design Period: 1960 – 1969
Production Period: 1950 – 1959
Materials and Techniques: Teak, Upholstery
Condition: Original, good.
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use.
Measurements: 19.7″ wide x 20.5″ deep x 31.5″ tall (seat height 17.3″)
Danish industrial designer Erik Buch (pronounced Buck) was born in 1923 in Copenhagen. Designing in the Scandinavian modern style, Buch’s organic and functional aesthetic resulted in furniture that spanned chairs , stools , and cabinets . Like many of his Danish contemporaries, Buch combined fabric and leather with nicely grained woods, such as polished Teak, Oak, and Rosewood.
Buch first found success with his Model 49 chair (1949). The chair, which is produced in both carver and dining chair styles, features a curved “floating” seat and a classic Scandinavian modern aesthetic. Arguably his most famous design, the Model 61 barstool (1961) has a typically Scandinavian base with organically sculpted lines. Many of Buch’s designs are named after the year in which they were conceived, especially those produced by the cabinetmaker and furniture manufacture Oddense Maskinsnedkeri. Oddense was renamed O.D. Møbler in the late 1960s or early ‘70s, which is reflected on the labels of later Model 61 productions.
Other designs by Buch include the Captain’s Chair (1955) for Ørum Møbler, Model 310 dining chair for Chr. Christiansen (1960s), and a t-shaped rosewood bar stool for Dyrlund (1960s). It is believed that Buch passed away in 1973, though some sources state 1982. Little is known of his personal life, but his professional legacy remains as his designs continue to be appreciated on the vintage market for their high-quality materials, solid craftsmanship, and Scandinavian aesthetic.