The Arne Vodder Chair – A remake of a classic

Silvia Stoycheva

Arne Vodder (1926 –2009) was one of the most influential Danish architects and furniture designers in the 20th century. A sense of detail, modest expression and fondness for natural materials characterised Vodder’s designs. From trained cabinetmaker to architect Arne Vodder trained as a cabinetmaker in the 1940s with cabinetmaker Niels Vodder at the School of Interior Design. He later entered the Royal Academy of Arts, where he studied to become an architect and was taught by Finn Juhl, who later became a close friend and collaborator.

Relaunch of the AV Chair – EJ 230 Arne Vodder’s designs were often produced from natural materials. The AV chaise longue chair was the first item of furniture he designed with a full metal frame. Arne Vodder had extensively researched the material before deciding to produce the frame of the chair in matt steel. It was presented for the first time during the annual furniture fair in Copenhagen in 1972. Now Erik Jørgensen is relaunching the chair in close cooperation with Arne Vodder’s family.



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