ISSUE 71  |  The Modern Kitchen

Design Sleuth: Classic Danish Dining Chairs, Relaunched

May 09, 2013 7:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Spotted at Höst Copenhagen, a suite of variously sized (and colored) J110 chairs by Poul Volther, recently reissued by Danish company Hay.

Above: Hay recently reintroduced a trio of chairs designed by Poul M. Volther when he was part of the FDB cooperative (the Danish Consumers’ Co-operative Society). “Poul eschewed trendiness, focusing on the ideal of functionalism above all else,” according to A+R Store. “A decade after he joined the studio, he was appointed director. High-quality design and an accessible price was FDB’s mission by way of transferring production to industrial means.” The chairs feature seats of the same height, which means they can be easily mixed at the dining table.

 

Above: Made of beech, the J110 Chair is available in gray, black, red, white, and natural beech; $360 each at A+R Store in Los Angeles.

Above: The beech J77 Chair is available in gray, black, red, white, and natural beech; £155 at Folklore in London.

Above: The beech J104 Chair is available in gray, black, red, white, and natural beech; £185 at Folklore in London.

Interested in seeing more of Norm Architects’ design for Host? See The Viking Table Reimagined: Restaurant Höst in Copenhagen (with styling by Emma Fexeus of Emma’s Design Blogg).