Galaxy Chairs by Alf Svensson & Ingvar Sandstrom for DUX Sweden Circa 1968

A  Stylish pair of mid century design 'Galaxy' chairs, designed by Alf Svensson & Yngvar Sandström for Dux circa 1968, with pink upholstered button-back seat covers, black moulded plastic shell seats that rest on a black lacquered aluminium four legged swivel-bases.

Swedish furniture designer Alf Svensson (1929-1992) was particularly active in the 1950s through the ‘70s, designing storage, tables and seating for a variety of influential manufacturers. During the 1950s, like many of his Swedish and Scandinavian contemporaries, Svensson utilised traditional materials such as richly grained teak and rosewood, and leather to create pieces that were typically designed in the Scandinavian modern style. Examples include the Contour Lounge Chair (1950s) and the Te-Ve Chair (1953) for Ljungs Industrier; the Congo Easy Chair (1954) for Haga Fors; the sectional Domus 1 Chair (1955) for Dux, which was originally designed for the H55 exhibition in Helsinborg, Sweden; and a high back reclining lounge chair (1957) for Fritz Hansen. Svensson also designed tables for Tingströms, lighting for Bergboms, and storage solutions for Bjästa.

Svensson’s designs for the Swedish furniture maker Dux are arguably his most well-known. In particular, his collection of easy chairs and lounge chairs - known as the Form Series - which was designed in the 1960s and ‘70s. Other designs include, the Galaxy Chair (1968 with Yngve Sandström), which has a moulded plastic shell that rests on a white lacquered aluminium swivel-base; and the swivelling Contourette Roto Chair (1960s).

Condition report: Upholstery worn and stained in places, metal frame with small scratches, overall in good order.

Height: 36.62” Inches / 93cm
Width: 27.56” Inches / 70cm
Depth: 29.93” Inches / 76cm
Seat Height: 14.57” Inches / 37cm


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Galaxy Chairs by Alf Svensson & Ingvar Sandstrom for DUX Sweden Circa 1968