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Carl Hansen & Son Continue the Legacy of Mogens Koch’s Folding Chair

You may be surprised to learn that when Mogens Koch’s iconic Folding Chair design was first created in 1932 for a church interior furnishing competition, it received a tepid response. Viewed as too radical in its design, the chair was not put into production until 28 years later in 1960 when design connoisseurs began to show interest.

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When designing the Folding Chair, Mogens Koch’s vision was to create a piece of furniture that was both easy to transport and aesthetically pleasing.

Today the design is a world-renowned classic and is now produced by Danish furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son. A highly practical design, the Folding Chair automatically stabilizes itself when sat upon - a clear demonstration of Mogens Koch’s passion for functionality. Mounted brass rings allow for smooth folding and the wood frame and a fabric or cattle-hide seat and backrest provide elegance and comfort.

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The Folding Chair is available in oil-treated beech or mahogany woods. The seat and backrest are available in canvas (natural) or leather in selected colors. The armrests are made of full-grain leather (natural). A beech or mahogany storage rack which can store up to six chairs is also available. Each Folding Chair measures 34.3” high, 19.7” wide and 19.7”deep with a seat height of 17.7”.

See more products by Carl Hansen on Designer Pages, or for more information visit or visit the showroom at 304 Hudson Street, NY, NY 10013 , (212) 242-6736

About the Manufacturer: Founded in 1908, Danish manufacturers Carl Hansen & Son are a family-run business that originally focused on creating bespoke furniture. Headquartered in Aarup, Denmark, the company employs approximately 100 people. Carl Hansen & Son is one of Denmark’s oldest producers of quality furniture and is the world’s largest producer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner. With a strong grounding in Danish craftsmanship traditions, and insight into the latest production technology, Carl Hansen & Son produces furniture designed to last for generations. Design furniture from Carl Hansen & Son is available throughout the world.

Posted January 4th, 2013 by Ali Morris

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