Now that I finally have the opportunity to design my own beach house we have been sourcing our favourite pieces of Danish furniture from here and abroad. Nothing suits the style more than the design classics of Borge Mogensen. His range for Fredericia encapsulates the worn in casual beach style we have created. The J39 chair, inspired by his teacher Kaare Klint and American Shaker Furniture, and the 3237 chair both feature in Borge Mogensen’s own home images. Vintage finds are currently on their way to us as we print!
The Safari chair was designed by Kaare Klint in 1933 for Rud Rasmussen.
Kaare Klint wanted to produce af light, portable armchair and was inspired by the English officers chair he had seen in a travel guide from Africa. The purpose of using the chair in the field was maintained as the chair is easy to disassemble – and assemble – with no tools. The chair – maybe the world’s first “D-I-Y furniture” – can be rolled in carton and dispatched worldwide as I have recently done for my Sorrento beach house.
The craftsmanship is what grabs me. Just look at all those beautifully turned Ash timber legs, natural canvas or oxhide covers and thick leather strapping. So simple and so cool!
Last night saw the grand opening of the new Corporate Culture showroom in Melbourne. Retaining the heritage of the original building, a stunningly simple charcoal steel staircase connects each floor level. With the door prize being a swan chair it seemed appropriate that a black swan ballerina commanded everyone’s attention. The building is heaven, I’m ready to move!