Clam Chair designed by Philip Arctander
Danish architect Philip Arctander graduated from Kunstakademiets arkitektskole (the institution of architecture) in Copenhagen and worked as an independent architect from 1939-- 47. It was throughout this early duration that he created the handful of furnishings understood today to have originated from his hand. He then ended up being head of study and subsequently supervisor of the Danish Building Research Institute (SBI), where, to name a few points, he was an adviser to the United Nations on building and real estate concerns.In a post in "Nyt tidskrift for Kunstindustri" (brand-new periodical on ornamental art) in 1944, it was stated that, in connection with its opening, NY FORM A/S had actually asked six designers to come up with suggestions for a furniture competitors, one of them Philip Arctander. A later problem of the publication tells us that all the furnishings from the competitors was shown in the store.This is likewise noticeable from the Danish style magazine "LP-nyt"-- where a rare variation of the "Clam chair" without armrests appears. The same version is also viewed in the Swedish publication "Type" in 1947, in a write-up concerning the home of a Danish engineer. The additional common model with armrests and a similar couch appeared in the Danish journal "Bygge & Bo" (build and live) from 1945, in an ad for Nordisk Staal & Møbel Central (Nordic Steel & Furnishings Central). Every one of these sources verify that the "Clam chair" is Danish and made by Philip Arctander.Clam ChairA recently neglected chair, much better referred to as the "Clam chair" has actually gone on to obtain star condition on the worldwide public auction market. It transforms out it was not made by a Norwegian designer called Martin Olsen after all, but by the Danish designer Philip Arctander (1916-1994).