Z Down Folding Chair by Erik Magnussen

Z Down Folding lounge chair by Erik Magnussen

The Z Down Folding Chair by Erik Magnussen was designed in 1960. I found it at the Danish Design Museum in Copenhagen.

Erik Magnussen (1940-2014) is not a typical chair designer. He was educated as a ceramist at the School of Applied Arts and Design, graduating in 1960. His works – ranging from tableware to furniture, lamps and high-tech products – are characterized by simplicity and functional elegance.

He has worked for manufacturers such as Bing & Grøndahl, Stelton, Fritz Hansen, Royal Copenhagen, Paustian, Royal Selangor and Shipmate – realizing many different products in a variety of materials. One of his most famous products is the vacuum jug he designed for Stelton in 1977. The vacuum jug, which was originally launched in stainless steel, is now produced in ABS plastic and throughout the time has been produced in more than 30 colours. Erik Magnussen’s vacuum jug was introduced as follow-up to Arne Jacobsen’s Cylinda-Line. Just like Arne Jacobsen’s design the stringent cylindrical shape and two-coloured, graphic appearance of the vacuum jug expresses a minimalism and functionality that keeps being ahead of its time.

He designed two chairs for Engelbrechts (for future posts) and Engelbrechts seems having produced The Z Down Folding Chair as well.

According to a Swedish store the Z Down was produced between 1960 and 1969 by Torben Ørskov. Vintage mentions two for sale.

Profile Chair by Knauf and Brown

Profile Chair by Knauf and Brown Side

Profile Chair by Knauf and Brown axis

Profile Chair by Knauf and Brown closedside

Profile Chair by Knauf and Brown

Canadian design duo Knauf and Brown about their Profile Chair:

The Profile Chair was our answer to everything we didn’t like about folding chairs.

Folding chairs are shy, coming out only when extra seating is needed. They are ashamed of their cluttered leg regions, complicated actions, and cheap materials.

The Profile Chair folds on a single axis. This cuts down on intersecting lines and gives the chair a minimal profile that takes up less visual space when open, and less physical space when closed.

Profile Chair is a chair that you can use everyday. The powder coated steel and solid larch make it equally at home indoors and outdoors.

Knauf and Brown : PROFILE CHAIR from calen knauf on Vimeo.

Louis Vuitton Unveils Foldable Furniture


Louis Vuitton Unveils Foldable Furniture, Travel Accessories

French luxury brand Louis Vuitton has unveiled an exclusive collection featuring 16 objects. 

For the series entitled ‘Objects Nomades’, the brand worked with designers—such as Maarten Baas, Patricia Urquiola and Nendo’s Oki Sato—to produce pieces such as hanging chairs, lamps, foldable furniture and travel accessories. 

Objects Nomades will be released at the Design Miami Fair 2012. 

via Design Taxi

Fold Chair by Meg Callahan


Meg Callahan
Fold Chair 

(via fold chair – megcallahan)