Fred Lowen Chairs
Narrowly escaping Nazi Germany, Fred Lowen became a famous furniture designer after his move to Australia in the early 1940’s. A pioneer of early mid-century and modern styles, his work today is famous the world over. As Lowen passed in 2005, his designs are no longer in production; however, many of his chair designs still circulate and remain in good shape even after years of use. There are several different types and styles when it comes to these vintage Fred Lowen chairs.Armchairs
His most notable design concerned his armchairs. With many different mid-century styles, Lowen designed everything from the wingback to the glider, to the classic armchair. Look for chairs with both leather and fabric cushions, however keep in mind that many chairs may not feature their original upholstery. Many of his chairs are known as FLER models, which is his most famous design. These chairs work well as focal points and main chairs in the room or also as accent chairs in a sitting area. Some of his designs also can be used as home and garden armchairs, and are meant for all-weather use.Dining Chairs
As Lowen designed many different types of furniture, he also crafted and created dining chairs and dining tables. As all of his work is vintage, you can often buy chairs and a dining table as a set and you can also find the chairs alone as a complete set. Single chairs may also be available, should you be trying to complete an ensemble. Look for both armchair-style dining chairs as well as traditionally styled modern designs.Accompaniments
Some of the Fred Lowen gliders and FLER chairs have matching ottomans. You may be able to find these as a set, with both chair and ottoman, or you may have to locate the ottomans separately. Just as with the vintage armchairs, these may or may not have the original upholstery.Styles/strong>
Lowen designed specifically mid-century and modern styles. He is quite famous for his design of an aluminium shell chair, as well as the Narvik dining and lounge chairs that he created later on in his career. His styles blend in well with Danish modern and modern contemporary styles of furniture.