When Poul M. Volther designed the Corona chair, he wanted to design a piece of furniture that was in line with the principles of functionalism where shape should follow function.
The Corona footstool is a beautiful extension of the Corona chair, capturing the essence of the functional.
In addition, the rounded shell from the chair is continued to the foot stool, where it is almost the shell turned on its back.
When the foot stool is added, the complete experience of the Corona chair is achieved.
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.