Herman Chair: Chrome
Design duo Helle and Jonas Herman team up with Copenhagen design brand Ferm Living for an essential side chair with a gleaming chrome frame. Herman boasts a generous curved backrest that provides lumbar support as well as serving as an armrest while the oval seat rises comfortably at the edges. With lightweight but sturdy construction, Herman is available in a range of stained ash veneer colors or oak veneer in natural or dark wood tones. As suitable for a dining room table at home as it is for large conference venues, the chair is handily stackable when not in use and the angle of the wood backrest also allows it to be hung on the table for cleaning the floor underneath.
- 29.1" h x 19.6" w x 18.5" d (74x50x47cm)
- Seat height: 18.3" (46.5cm)
Walnut veneer, chrome
Graphic designer Trine Andersen couldn’t find wallpaper for her new home, so she decided to do it herself. The Danish-born entrepreneur launched Ferm Living in Copenhagen in 2006 and, before long, her distinct vision spanned a wide lifestyle range that includes indoor and outdoor furnishings and accessories for adults and kids. Trine’s graphic eye can be seen in the strikingly minimalist lighting as well as room-warming textiles, and her Scandinavian sensibility for craft and color throughout the collection.
The brand’s unusual name was actually taken from her grandmother’s expression, “ferm på fingrene,” meaning skilled with one’s hands. With that paeon to quality in mind, Ferm Living continues to create collections of furniture, lighting and accessories that reflect authentic design and clear functionality while furthering a commitment to ethical and sustainable practices. Trine also pays it forward with designing collaborators who also happen to be women, among others, Spanish-Swiss designer Helena Rohner, Finnish Anni Pitkäjärvi and Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä of Studio Finna, and fellow Danes Leise Dich Abrahamsen and Anne Wendlandt.