Designers: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
HAY has invited Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec to design a new collection of furniture for the redesigned University of Copenhagen (KUA). The collection includes a wooden chair, a bar stool and several tables.
The starting point for this series is an old university chair, architect Bernt Pedersen’s trestle chair. This chair is a simple and beautiful chair with an uncomplicated identity. In our interpretation we have upheld the original chair typology (trestle chair) and sought to maintain the compelling simplicity of the original chair.
We have attempted to create a range of educational furniture which in form and identity has a clear dating in our age and which in a compelling manner uncovers the current functional needs of a university. It has also been our aspiration to distance ourselves from the slightly institutional expression of the original chair and create furniture with greater originality and a more domestic expression.
The seat and back are mounted in the centre of the seat creating a highly flexible and resilient comfort – the seat follows the movement of the user. The chair also has a flexible back, which bears similarity to the cantilever chairs, which was first designed by the Bauhaus school in Germany in the 1930’s.
Due to the symmetrical frames chairs and tables both stack vertically, allowing an almost infinite stacking, where most other chairs stack forward.
L 150 x W 70 x H 74/91
Desk with back screen
24 mm moulded plywood with split table top in 2 parts
Plywood with oak veneer or linoleum
Table top edge matches base finish
Not available in black stained oak with linoleum
Linoleum colours: Black, grey, green, off white
- Lacquered oak
- Matt Lacquered Oak
- Stained black oak
- Lacquered oak with linoleum (Black, Grey, Green or Off White)
- Soap treated oak with linoleum (Black, Grey, Green or Off White)
- Matt lacquered oak with linoleum (Black, Grey, Green or Off White)
Shipping Options: (As of Sept 3rd, 2015)
We have included a surcharge onto these tables to accommodate a first class delivery service as we can no longer ship these via free shipping courier.