Quistgaard Safari Chair
The term Danish Functionalism is used to describe the Danish
branch of functionalist architecture, which had its heyday in the
1960s. Danish Functionalists focused primarily on functionality at
the expense of aesthetics and produced a number of buildings that
are characterized by straight angles, flat roofs, and a rugged kind
of austerity, evoked by the minimally decorated concrete slabs that
the buildings themselves are made of.
Jens Quistgaard was an original thinker, an entrepreneur, an
innovator and a prolific designer. Through his collaboration with
Ted Nierenberg, Quistgaard designed more than 4,500 products before
his death in 2008. One of his most successful furniture
designs is the distinctive Quistgaard Safari Chair,
designed in 1965. Quistgaard Safari Chair is one of a
kind and today is considered an international design classic.
Quistgaard's designs have been awarded numerous prizes and are
in the permanent collections at both the Museum of Modern Art in
New York and the Louvre in Paris.
Watch the movie: The Safari Chair - A masterpiece from the 60s
Assembling the Safari Chair by Jens Quistgaard