This model of armchair designed Lars Kinsarvik,
presented with a second model at the Paris World
Fair in 1900 constitutes a beautiful example of
what was called the 'Dragon' or 'Viking' style.
Throughout the 19th century, determined to
promote a national style that would demonstrate
the specificity of their culture compared to that of Sweden –
the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden
was officially pronounced in 1905 -, Norwegian artists
multiplied references to the national past of their country,
from both the technical and formal points of view.
This throne-like chair above is made of softwood.
It elaborately yet boldly carved with a queen’s head
and two knights. The Norwegian Lars Kinsarvik (1846-1925)
is said to have created many examples of 'dragon style'
furniture. 'Karveskurd' is the name given to this kind of
geometrically symmetrical carving.
Art Nouveau Viking Throne by Lars Kinsarvik