Description

HOWE’s Tongue chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen, is a playful chair classic from 1955. The Tongue chair’s name refers to its curved seat made of bent veneer, and the slender, diagonal legs are made of steel. The chair was reintroduced in 2013 with additional strength in construction.

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

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Tongue chair, cognac leather - black

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4–6 weeks

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Details

Colour
Cognac
Length
47.3 cm
Width
45.3 cm
Height
79.1 cm
Seat height
44.5 cm
Material
Wood veneer
Upholstery fabric
Sorensen Savanne leather 30302, cognac
Frame material
Black steel
Weight
4.3 kg
Stackable
Yes

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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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