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Munkegaard Chair by Arne Jacobsen is Reintroduced

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by Promila Shastri last modified Nov 17, 2014

Danish manufacturer Howe is wisely capitalizing on the success of its reintroduction of Arne Jacobsen’s Tongue Chair last year by relaunching another Jacobsen design: the Munkegaard chair, also known (more memorably) as the Mosquito chair. Originally introduced in 1955, and designed for the classrooms of the Munkegaard school, north of Copenhagen, Jacobsen’s design bears an — Continue reading …




 

 

Munkegaard-chair-1Danish manufacturer Howe is wisely capitalizing on the success of its reintroduction of Arne Jacobsen’s Tongue Chair last year by relaunching another Jacobsen design: the Munkegaard chair, also known (more memorably) as the Mosquito chair.

Originally introduced in 1955, and designed for the classrooms of the Munkegaard school, north of Copenhagen, Jacobsen’s design bears an uncanny resemblance to his eternally classic 3107 chair. Like the 3107, the Munkgaard’s seat and back are comprised of a single piece of bent plywood, and rests upon steel legs angled identically to that of the 3107.  As with Howe’s relaunch of the Tongue Chair, more advanced technologies have improved upon Jacobsen’s original design by injecting durability and sustainability into the chair’s construction method.

The Munkegaard joins an ever growing list of 2014 Jacobsen reissues, which includes Fritz Hansen’s relaunch of the designer’s 1958 Drop chair and 1957 Grand Prix chair—a list that may help trivia buffs answer the as-yet unanswered question: just how many chairs did the great Arne Jacobsen design in his storied career?Munkegaard-chair-10Munkegaard-chair-2Munkegaard-chair-3Munkegaard-chair-9Munkegaard-chair-4Munkegaard-chair-5Munkegaard-chair-6Munkegaard-chair-7Munkegaard-chair-11
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