The Shanghai Chair designed by Rune Krøjgaard and Knut Bendik Humlevik is a modern interpretation of the ancient Chinese Horseshoe Chair. It is said that the inspiration for this iconic design goes back more than 700 years, for the armrest was found in a chair dating back to the Yuan Dynasty, a period where Marco Polo was still in China.
The Shanghai Chair features a steam bent solid ash wood frame and a seat of paper cord or leather. The back and the armrest play a central role in the chair’s construction, giving it an iconic shape and firm support. The high back provides comfortable support and the armrest effortlessly surrounds the body of the chair.
“It’s still one of the design I’m the most proudest of having designed. Not only by the looks, but the effort and work which we put in to the chair. From our drawings to the final chairs, damn, there was a lot of changes and modifications.” - Rune Krøjgaard
Materials: FSC certified ash with french rattan seat
Dimensions: Height - 79.5cm x Width - 58.5cm x Depth - 57.5cm (Seat Height - 45cm / Arm rest Height - 65cm)
Knut Bendik Humlevik was born in 1984 in Bergen, Norway and graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of the Copenhagen School of Architecture. Knut is deeply interested in the integrity and dynamics of his creations. Rune Krøjgaard was born in 1980 in Herning, Denmark. His works are particularly characterised by his great understanding of materials and their properties. A profound fascination for individual lines and pure lines, combined with a marked taste for current trends, forms the mark of his drawings. In 2007 they created KR, they design products characterized by their function and purity while maintaining a good understanding of everyday life. For Knut and Rune, aesthetics and comfort are the key elements of their creations. Their work has been exhibited in numerous Nordic and international exhibitions.