… 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.