Artist: Ib Antoni
Print: Offset lithography (Signed by artist in print. Print by Vang Rasmussen, Copenhagen)
Dimensions: 24.4 x 39.4 in (62 x 100 cm)
Condition: Good condition - The poster has tape marks in the corners and light handling signs - please see pictures. Most of the imperfections can be covered in a frame.
Dissemination: Quite rare
"Sit down - sit Danish" states this poster as a hunter climbing an elephant's trunk to have a rest in a chair.
And the chair is not just a chair - it is the infamous "Safari Chair" by Kaare Klimt - an obvious metaphor to safari image on the poster. The poster was made to promote The Danish Furniture Quality Control (Dansk møbelfabrikant Forening).
Today known as "FURN-TECH" - the organization is the oldest control organization for furniture and its members are leading Danish producers of quality furniture. The purpose of the organization is insure certain requirements of the materials, production methods combined with two annual control visits to member companies.
The poster artist, Ib Antoni (1929-1973), is a quite famous artist and received many prizes during his 20 year career. He created more than 300 posters in his career and among them is several Tivoli Garden, Visit Denmark and Wonderful Copenhagen posters. Smiling people was among Antoni's favorite subjects and his line was always happy and romantic which makes this poster quite true to his cheerful style.
Overall this is a great vintage poster featuring good vibrations along a creative artwork by one of Denmark's most beloved artists.
Please note: This is one of the last posters Antoni ever made before his death in 1973 (so the poster must be from before 1973).
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