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Mid-Century Danish Modern "Jason" Chair in Beech by Carl Jacobs for Kandya, circa 1950

Mid-Century Danish Modern "Jason" Chair in Beech by Carl Jacobs for Kandya, circa 1950. This is the original design from the 1950s with a natural beech seat, base, and legs; not the later versions that had colored seats or metal legs. It is called the Jason chair – a seat constructed of single-sheet beech laminate mounted on a tapered four-legged beech base. Designed by Carl Jacobs in 1950. Manufactured by Kandya, a British firm. The lightweight, stackable, chair has gently tapering splayed wooden legs that are typical of Danish design of the period. The seat and back of the chair are folded from a single sheet of flexible plywood that wraps around the chair and joins below the seat in an expressive, jigsaw puzzle-type connection. Later, Frank Guille replaced the Jason chair’s wooden legs with a steel-rod base and introduced painted or part-painted seat options, introducing greater color choice and individuality into the range.

Manufacturer: Kandya
Designer: Carl Jacobs
Dimensions (SH = Seat Height, where applicable): 20"W x 16"D x 28"H x 17"SH
Materials: Beech
Country of Origin: England
Price: $700

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