This ultra cool Danish chair was designed by Arne Vodder. Perfect for your lounge, office, hallway, study or bedroom, this piece combines stunning mid century looks with fantastic design and comfort.
The real focus of Danish design, the object that had the longest-lasting influence, was the chair. Cabinet pieces were important, but the chair was the fundamental form. A chair is the hardest thing to design because it’s got to be comfortable even though people are made in all different sizes, shapes, and forms. What’s comfortable to one person may not be comfortable to another, but there are some defining proportions that help to determine whether it’s comfortable or not.
The physics of the chair are also important because if you don’t get it right, the thing can collapse on you. In fact Mies van der Rohe once said that designing a chair was much more difficult than designing a skyscraper. That’s got to be somewhat of an exaggeration, but the important thing is it’s a much more technical subject than we might realise.
Arne Vodder is one of the great Danish designers of the mid 20th century. He may not be as well known as some of his Danish contemporaries but his influence was nonetheless very significant. Vodder had an impressive start in the design world, being trained by Finn Juhl and going on to work with him. He later opened a studio in 1951 with Anton Berg and the pair designed low-cost houses which proved to be extremely popular. Furniture became his main focus however and he designed for various companies such as Fritz Hansen, Cado and France & Son. He found his greatest success designing office furniture for Sibast with the range doing very well in both Europe and the US. His desks were used by a broad range of well known figures such as US President Jimmy Carter, Libyan leader Muannar Gadafi and an infamous Chicago gangster!
Vodder’s designs are known for their understatement, elegance, rich timbers and organic edges. His pieces are truly timeless and are, unsurprisingly, still in hot demand.
A truly stunning chair but the upholstery definitely shows signs of use so you may wish to consider replacing the fabric.
W61 x D50 x H79cm (Seat Height : 44cm)