Paul M. Volther Corona Chair & Footstool

Poul Volther

Product description

Designer Poul M. Volther belonged to a generation of Danish creatives rooted in Scandinavian functionalism. As an exponent to functionalism, he was against fads and aesthetic smartness and he loved the simple manufacture of fine materials. Volther’s work is characterised by a mastery of form, as evidenced by his iconic Corona Chair for Erik Jørgensen.

Originally designed in 1961, the Corona Chair was first launched in 1964 and it is this chair for which Volther has become best known. Its distinctive design, consisting of a series of elliptical cushions separated by open spaces, is said to have been designed not just for aesthetic purposes, but also in order to economise on materials after the Second World War.Highly collectible today, this singular piece has left an indelible mark on design history.

The rolled steel frame supports the four graduated ovals that form the seat. The steel frame, and dark brown leather have been cleaned.

Designer / manufacturer
Poul Volther; Erik Jørgensen

Approximate Dimensions
Chair                           Footstool

Width: 89 cm              Width: 76 cm
Depth: 82 cm              Depth: 45 cm
Height: 91 cm             Height: 46 cm
Seat Height: 33 cm

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