A wider version with armrests joins the Drawn side chair from the 1958 series by Danish design icons Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard Nielsen. Brought to life again by Copenhagen's &Tradition from the original sketches, the seating is constructed of turned and milled solid wood with a form-pressed backrest and distinguished by a handwoven seat employing more than 100 meters of natural paper cord. Hvidt and Nielsen were midcentury pioneers in exporting their country's style to the world with such relatively attainable furnishings and their clean-lined look endures, extolling traditional craftsmanship and organic materials.
- 30.7" h x 23.2" w x 21.3" d (78x59x54cm)
- Seat height: 18.1" (46cm)
Solid wood, formpressed wood veneer, paper cord
Design is never static. When Copenhagen-based &Tradition was established in 2010, founder Martin Kornbek Hansen's mission was to produce work that was defined by a unique vision, whether it came from Danish legends of the past or young innovators of the future. The roster extends from timeless luminaries such as Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen to current leading lights Samuel Wilkinson and Norm.Architects to exciting new names Mia Hamborg and Victor Vetterlein. As the company's Kornbek Hansen puts it: "We see a kinship between the old masters, who were avant-garde in their time, and new designers creating the ground-breaking icons of today."
With its library of furniture and lighting extending from the 1930s to the present day, the firm is uniquely positioned to carry on the Nordic tradition of unstinting craftsmanship and adroit use of materials. Nonetheless, &Tradition sees its future in global terms, handpicking design talent and production facilities internationally in an effort to continually produce relevant product and engage a new generation of conscious consumers.