Arne Hovmand-Olsen
House of
Arne Hovmand-Olsen
Arne Hovmand-Olsen
House of
Arne Hovmand-Olsen
Classic Collection · 1957

Lean Back

Lounge chair, teak - choose colour

NOK 22.449
Pale rose
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Amber velvet
Amber velvet/Coffee brown
Brick red velvet
Brick red velvet/Amber velvet
Brick red velvet/Rusty rose velvet
Coffee brown
Forest green
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Pale rose
Rusty Rose velvet/Brick Red velvet

Lean Back

Lean Back is an elegant, reclining lounge chair in 1950s design, created by the acclaimed Danish furniture designer, Arne Hovmand-Olsen. Despite the lightness and an almost floating expression, the lounge chair is incredibly comfortable to sit in, perfect for long conversations around the coffee table or immersion in the world of books and magazines. The solid wood armrests are so elegantly designed that their soft sway could almost be mistaken for leather. What is particularly special about the design of the Lean Back lounge chair is that it looks beautiful from any angle, so it can stand freely in a room. The lounge chair comes with leather seat cushions for a totally classic look or upholstered seat cushions in canvas or velour for a more courageous look.

Choose from exclusive upholstery fabrics, velour or canvas from the likes of Kvadrat in carefully selected shades from the Warm Nordic universe, velour, or the highest quality leather. The frame of the Lean Back chair is available in exclusive types of wood.

The classic Lean Back lounge chair was originally created in 1957 by the Danish furniture designer, Arne Hovmand-Olsen, who was well known for his innovative, Scandinavian style furniture design.

One of the key features of the Lean Back lounge chair is the exclusive choice of material and an exquisite design that testifies to the designer’s love of wood and understanding of space. Arne Hovmand-Olsen had a talent for both craftsmanship and aesthetics, and encapsulated both in his elegant designs. The Lean Back lounge chair has been specially selected for the Warm Nordic range as a tribute to iconic Nordic design that invests modern décor with invaluable diversity and depth.


Designer: Arne Hovmand Olsen
Textile/Leather: Canvas 614 (Kvadrat)
Textile/Leather color: Pale rose
Material: Textile, foam, wood
Martindale: 100000
Composition: 90% wo, 10% npe
Design Year: 1957
Assembly & Care Instructions: Lean Back Instructions
Colour: Pale rose
Frame: Oiled solid teak
Lightfastness: 5
Dimension in cm: W68 x D80 x H78


Arne Hovmand-Olsen had the world in mind, both before and after the 1950s, when he became one of Denmark’s renowned furniture designers. The son of a farmer and an aesthete by nature, he started as an apprentice cabinetmaker, before studying furniture design and pursuing his passion for visual composition and furniture design. In 1944, Arne Hovmand-Olsen opened his own design practice, where he united the details of classic craftsmanship with innovative, modern design. He was a pioneer, not only in the field of architecture, but also in the field of exporting designer furniture to accommodate the large interest abroad. In consultation with Arne Hovmand-Olsen’s family, Warm Nordic is upholding the legacy of this great furniture designer and will regularly launch more House of Arne Hovmand-Olsen classics.

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