the dan svarth wire lounge chair combines comfort with an industrial look
DAN SVARTH’S 1972 DESIGN GETS CARBON FIBER UPDATE
for its latest furnishing product, the brand copenhague a. peterson launches the “wire chair” designed by architect dan svarth. the chair was first imagined by svarth in 1972 while teaching at the Royal Danish Academy – School of Architecture and at the same time working with the famous Danish architect and designer Poul Kjærholm. svarth made the initial prototype himself, bending ordinary water pipes to create the chair’s signature curved frame.
the only problem with the design of svarth in the 70s was that the wire was not strong enough for long term use. Now to. Peterson gave the cabinet a contemporary update with a diagonal carbon fiber weave, which makes the chair strong and stable.
design includes hand polished stainless steel frame
the carbon fiber yarn, made in the a. the petersen workshop in kløvermarksvej, is paired with a hand-polished stainless steel frame welded by mikkel kjærholm.
the final piece gives a cool industrial look but a. petersen also attests that the chair is surprisingly comfortable because, thanks to a little flexibility of the metallic weaving, the seat and the back of the chair follow the shape of the user’s body. to learn more about the wire chair, visit a. petersen site here.
the seat and the backrest are in carbon fiber wire
Name: wire chair (DS)
designate: dan svarth
retailer: a. Peterson
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edited by: lynne myers | design boom