Hans Sandgren Jakobsen’s “Eri” Chair

In the decades before and after World War 2, Danish architecture experienced a radical change, combining the national Danish with features found in traditional Japanese houses. The simple, functional decor of these appealed to Danish architects, affecting among others the countless modernistic single-family houses. Distancing from the bourgeois decor, Danish furniture architects focused more on Japanese inspired principles with a love for natural materials, a common similarity between Danish and Japanese applied arts, where wood as an example is one of both countries most abundant resources. Straw mats and ricepaper lamps came in fashion. The inspiration for furnishing resulted in lower seating and tables, inviting to more informal socializing, and previously symmetrical plans were replaced by an open sequence of spaces.

Grethe Jalk’s Ribbon chair (Sløjfestolen)

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