Form and Function: a Danish Design Icon.
When Poul Henningsen introduced steel tube furniture at the ”Købestævnet” industrial exhibition in 1932, there was great praise for his minimalist and durable designs. Poul Henningsen’s design concept based around free-flowing spirals is a constantly recurring theme within his work, in both the furniture, the lamps, the houses and the exhibition architecture. Paul Henningsen’s spiral designs were ground-breaking at the time of creation and to this day, still represent futurism in contemporary furniture design. The Snake chair features free-form, flowing lines within it’s steel tube design, inspired by the strong yet flexible body of a snake. Originally this chair was placed in a Poul Henningsen designed bedroom, but of course it is multi-use and fits any room at home, in the apartment, in the office with a function or simply as a piece of art to be admired for generations to come. The Snake chair is available only in chromed steel tubes like the original models from 1932 and can be ordered with two types of leather upholstery finishes: the full upholstery around the steel tubes or with the full visible tubes highlighting the form and shapes of the unique design. Besides, the chair is available with wooden seat and back in the traditional same colors as on the metal top shade of the PH 3½ – 2½ table lamp: green, red, yellow and white. Clear statements in any color!