Rare Set of 8 Dining Chairs by Louis van Teeffelen for Wébé


*Price includes Restoration and new upholstery.

Very rare set of 8 dining chairs by Louis van Teeffelen in Afrormosia (African teak). These chairs have amazing sculpted frames and with the right fabric those dark chocolate frames will pop.  These chairs will be restored to excellent vintage condition and reupholstered. 

Dimensions: 23D x 18 W x 33H at seat back

19 Seat Height 

 About the Designer: 

"Aloysius (Louis) Allegonda van Teeffelen (1921-1972) was a Dutch industrial designer credited with contributing to the midcentury modern design movement in the Netherlands, and is most well-known for his work with the Dutch furniture manufacturer WéBé.

Biographical information on van Teeffelen is scarce but our editors have ascertained that he was born in in 1921 in the former municipality of Leeuwen, which is located in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. Sources state that van Teeffelen became Wébé’s head designer in 1955, but we have little knowledge on his educational background.

As head designer for Wébé, which was located in his hometown, van Teeffelen introduced a classic midcentury Scandinavian aesthetic (which has lead to many mistaking van Teeffelen for a Dane) and a number of popular designs to the Dutch market. Cabinets, desks and tables with anthropomorphic, “smiling” handles along with sculptural structures became van Teeffelen’s signature. His most well-known work is the Pelican Armchair (1960s)—characterized by its beautifully organic and teak form, it is a true Dutch design classic."

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