HOWE’s Munkegaard chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen, is an easily recognizable classic from 1955. Also known as Mosquito, the chair has a distinctive curved seat made of bent veneer, and the slender legs are made of steel. The expression is both simplistic and strong at the same time.

Jacobsen originally designed the Munkegaard range for the Danish Munkegaard school, and since then, the chairs have found their way into homes, offices, restaurants and hotels around the world. The lightweight and stackable chairs are perfect for all types of spaces. The Munkegaard collection includes a wide range of chairs in multiple colour, material and upholstery options.


Munkegaard side chair, cognac leather - chrome



4–6 weeks



49.5 cm
49 cm
80 cm
Seat height
47 cm
Wood veneer
Upholstery fabric
Sorensen Savanne leather 30302, cognac
Frame material
Chromed steel
4.4 kg

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Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) is the most celebrated post-war Danish designer and architect. He graduated from the School of Applied Arts in 1924 and from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied architecture, in 1927. Arne Jacobsen worked actively both as an architect and as a designer and received many prestigious awards for his designs, including C. F. Hansen Medal and the Grand Prix of Milan XI Triennale.

Jacobsen’s most famous project was the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (1956-1960), for which he designed every detail from textiles and lamps to cutlery and furniture. The AJ lamps, designed for the Royal Hotel and manufactured by Louis Poulsen, are a fine example of his streamlined and elegant style. The cutlery designed for the Royal Hotel and produced by Georg Jensen, represents a stylish design that is still today much praised. Also, the famous Egg and Swan chairs were designed for the Royal Hotel. As often happened with Arne Jacobsen’s designs, they were initially realized for a certain project and only later put into serial production – the same happened for the AJ lamps, the cutlery and the furniture he designed for the hotel. Royal Hotel was an extremely important project for Jacobsen because he could finally put his theories of integrated design and architecture into practice.

Jacobsen is well-known also for the Cylinda Line range, designed for Stelton in 1967. Since the very beginning, Cylinda Line has been an undisputed icon of Scandinavian design and today the range is part of numerous permanent collections in design museums all over the world.

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