Armchair 789 - A diverse furniture piece
Discover armchair 789
In Obs! Magazine in 1954, Josef Frank wrote:
“Anyone who considers a chair to be seating furniture only to sit on will always sit uncomfortably. You sit on a chair to do something else, to work or eat at a table, and you leave the chair as soon as you can. A chair is comfortable for its purpose if you do not get tired too fast, that is if the chair adapts to all the positions you want to sit in. Personally, I never sit on a chair, which is designed for one single position. I want the opportunity to sit in different ways at different occasions and at different times of the day.”
Something that Josef Frank particularly disliked were chairs with square seats, straight backs and armrests. Armchair 789 in mahogany is the opposite of this. Its rounded, openwork back is created in accordance with the idea of not adding delimiting obstacles and walls into the interior, but instead keeping it light and airy. The form is typical of the early Victorian era and is commonly referred to as a "Captain's chair" in England. Today, the chair is manufactured at Gemla, Sweden's oldest furniture factory.