Arne Jacobsen’s Classic Chair…

… Well one of them anyway.

The Danish designer Arne Jacobsen was, perhaps, the master of the chair. The Swan, the Egg, the Ant and the Series 7. All of them are classics, all of them are still in production. And now the Mosquito chair has been reissued.


The 1955 Munkegaard chair, as it was known in Denmark, was originally designed for the school of the same name, which is located in Gentofte, just north of Copenhagen, and was completed in 1957. This follows the reissue of the Tongue chair, which was designed for the same school, in 2013.


The manufacturers, Howe, have stuck faithfully to the original design but used modern materials so that it’s greener and tougher than it used to be.


It’s a good looking chair but it’s also been beautifully photographed hasn’t it? Just looking at these soft navy walls with the dark red detailing makes me want to repaint. And, of course the chairs look great against it too.


Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.


  1. Hi there,

    I really like your blog! It has helped me improve not only my rooms, but myself as well 🙂 I have already bought two chairs to make my lounge more modern and trendy. I actually spent a lot less money than intended! Found a very good deal on Didn’t have to wait long either as the delivery toke only 2 days!

    1. Hi Helen,

      Thank you for your advice, I enjoyed my purchase and they are many lovely chairs and small price.

      Thank you again!

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