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1960’s Tango Chairs Produced By Overman AB

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Mel and I had the good fortune to come across these at one of our favorite haunts. We knew what they were right when we saw them. We are so excited to get a matching set of four.

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I love the simplicity and functionality these offer.

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The Overman Company began production in Sweden, before reloctating (under the same name) to Lüneburg, Germany.  In the early 1960’s, the company produced some very cool  pieces, which are very collectable and rare.

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These chairs have a lot going for them: they are light, when stacked can offer a small footprint and they have a unique design.

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Mel and I are debating if they will be added to our collection or if they will end up in our shop, we will let you know!

Here are some other fantastic pieces Overman AB produced…

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This is the only vintage ad I could find of some really cool looking chairs they offered.

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Nice! Red velvet lounger.

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Love, love love this chair! This looks like the chair Gold Member sat in during the movie Austin Powers…

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The loungers they produced look so comfortable.

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Here is a nice egg chair.

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What a sleak looking couch. Love the upholstery.

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Vintage Chromcraft Couch, Chair, Ottoman and Tables

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Mel and I were contacted by our friend Tracy at m.a.r.k vintage who let us know about an available space age couch, chair and table set. We were so excited to hear this and I shot over early the next day to get them.

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The couch, chair and ottoman are in good shape but I plan to recover them. The fiberglass on these pieces is thick and durable.

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This is the coffee table, end table and planter that came with the set.

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The fiberglass has the usual yellowing from being exposed to sunlight for some time.

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Restoring the fiberglass is simple. All I have to do is light sand all the pieces once the upholstery is removed. After I sand everything,  I’ll need to wipe it down really well to remove any particulate. I plan to use the Rust-Olum white appliance paint to restore the fiberglass. I love this paint because it is durable and finishes well.

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Surprisingly, there are no real issues with any of the fiberglass except the yellowing.

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Our intention was to fix this set up for resale…BUT…you hardly ever see pieces like this, so we’ve decided to keep it……. for now.

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We are thinking of doing our office in the Panton Era so these will fit right in.

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Here is what the set looks like new.

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It appears they also made a dinning set! Beam me up Scotty!

I’ve always thought this was hilarious!

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