Poul M. Volther was one of his times’ greatest exponents of functionalism and belonged to a generation of architects with roots in the furniture industry. Poul M. Volther loved the simple processing of fine materials and details.
Over time, the Corona chair became Volther’s most popular furniture. It beautifully demonstrates the designer’s love for functionality.
The chair is built of four fully padded rounded shells, which clearly shows Volther’s sense of detail and high level of craftsmanship.
The chairs design unites stringent, simple and clean lines with the organic, soft and rounded details. The construction of the chair demonstrates a great focus on seating comfort and support.
Poul M. Volther was first trained as a cabinetmaker before attending the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. He was one of his era’s greatest exponents of Scandinavian functionalism. With a starting point in functionalism’s motto ‘form follows function’, Volther designed stylistic, functional furniture where the aesthetic was often paramount.
Poul M. Volther designed the Corona chair for Erik Jorgensen in 1961. The frame of the original model was produced in solid oak in very small numbers. The following year the chair was given the look it has today, with a frame in spring steel and concentric shapes that appear to be freely suspended.