July 3, 2010

Army Jacobson

These obsessively ordered rows are comprised of Arne Jacobsen model 3107 chairs, first produced in 1955. Though some find modern Danish design to be cold, small light-weight chairs like these are important for creating a hygge dining experience because everyone can scoot really close to one another.

Jacobsen chairs (and their many imitators) are ubiquitous in Denmark, so I sat in a few while I was there and can report that they are pretty comfy. The back has just a little bit of spring, which is nice, and they are very scootable because they’re so light. They are not made for American-size asses, though, and I feel like the legs could splay a bit if you sat someone really fat in the chair, which might not be confidence inspiring. The cutouts in the lower back provide for alternate seating positions.

— Contributed by Pew! from his studies in Denmark

Advertisements

Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. […] An inventive way to show off a beautiful design from Arne Jacobsen. […]

    Reply
  2. Amen to the guide part. I concur wholeheartedly.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Category

Danish, Modernist