Principal Chair Walnut

Principal Chair Walnut
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One of the last living mid-century Scandinavian design pioneers and a female pioneer in the field of architecture in her time, Bodil Kjær, conceived her Principal series in 1961 as part of an architectural exploration of interior solutions for modern living, called Elements of Architecture. Comprising a dining table and an upholstered dining chair, the Principal series epitomises Kjær’s forward-thinking cosmopolitan outlook and modernistic design language that slips fluidly into contemporary interior.


The solid wood dining table boasts a clarified form, repeating a simple angle throughout table legs and ends of the table top, while the dining chair with its circular seat and gently rounded backrest, beautifully upholstered, adds a softness to the clear, unfussed geometry, an invitation to linger.

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Dimensions: 71W x 63D x 56H cm (46cm seat height)


Materials: Solid oak or walnut


Finish: Matte clear lacquered


Upholstery: Seat and backrest in leather from Sørensen Leather or fabric from Kvadrat


Versions: Solid oak, natural, Solid oak, white stained, Solid oak, smoke stained, Solid walnut

Width: 630 mm
Depth: 560 mm
Height: 710 mm

Material: Solid oak or walnut


Finish: Matte clear lacquered


Upholstery: Seat and backrest in leather from Sørensen Leather or fabric from Kvadrat

Bodil Kjær has designed a number of furniture pieces or, architectural elements, as she prefers to call them. Her aim was never to create sculptural statements but rather to find functional, economic, and aesthetic solutions

Through her vast travels, Danish professor and architect Bodil Kjær has gained deep insight into the relationship between design and architecture and  contributed significantly to the spread of Danish Modern design principles ­– this was not, however, the main purpose of her travels. Kjær wanted to explore methods and materials that could be used to realize her ideas for functional furniture systems and work environments.

Kjær was born in 1932 and grew up on her family’s ancestral farm near Horsens, Denmark, where she learned to appreciate quality and aesthetics. 

She also gained a respect for nature and an interest in the dynamics of society.

As a furniture designer, Kjær views furniture construction from a purely technical perspective, interplayed with modern architecture and created for people. She always considers context and has collaborated with different professions in her desire to optimize physical settings. 

Her furniture systems support creative people in their work processes, and her designs include indoor and outdoor furniture, light fixtures, a service trolley and vases, all characterized by lightness and a functionalist expression.

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