Room by Room – Fabricius and Kastholm Scimitar Chair

This week, Room by Room with FormFire Glassworks takes a look at a gorgeous chair that I came upon only recently, the Scimitar Chair by Fabricius and Kastholm.

The swooping lines of the Scimitar Chair were conceived by the team of Jørgen Kastholm and Preben Fabricius in 1963. Kastholm, a furniture designer working in Lebanon in the 60s, teamed up with Fabricius, an architect to design this piece that was a difficult piece to fabricate, as the base required the casting of three separate metal pieces that had to then be welded together. It was first shown to the public in an exhibition at the Copenhagen Museum of Industrial Arts. After being out of production since 1984, bo-ex furniture aps has restarted production of this stunning chair. The leather upholstery remains sleek, and the cutout portion of the seat keeps the look light, while the swooping curve of the base is at once slim and sturdy.

Muted fuchsia color, black and white imagery and a strong line was the basis for today’s accessory picks. A leather-framed mirror matches the chair and plays off the roundness of the base. A flounder sculpture is strong, yet steps back in the scene, and a round chalkboard with shelf anchors another wall. Knots and smocking create and intricate texture on a solid color fabric pillow, while feather graphics on a vase are both strong and light.

Next week I will choose a new iconic piece and give you my picks for accessorizing your modern home.

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