Dimensions

Width 69 cm
Depth 69 cm
Height 80 cm
Weight 9.6 kg
Armrests height 58 cm
Seat depth 50 cm
Seat height 42 cm

Materials

Base finish Brass
Base material Brass
Frame finish Oiled walnut
Frame material Solid wood, HR foam, polyester wadding and fabric upholstery
Upholstery Davos 8280

Specification

Glides Plastic gliders suitable for most floor types are standard.
Suitable for contract use Yes
Suitable for outdoor use No
Year of design 1956

Debuted in 1956, the lounge chair by duo Hvidt & Mølgaard has a no-frills, streamlined form.

From the hand-polished wooden frame, to its slender brass legs, the Boomerang endures as a masterpiece of Danish design.


Hvidt & Mølgaard

Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1907-1993) were pioneers of Danish mid-century design and the founders of Copenhagen-based firm Hvidt & Mølgaard.

Renowned for the simplicity of their works, the duo established a simple and precise aesthetic designing countless pieces of furniture over the years, many of which became icons of the era. The success of the AX chair (crafted in 1950) was a seminal moment for the pair. Not only did its smooth, tightly controlled silhouette secure their stance as leaders of Danish modernism, but the use of laminated wood allowed the chair to be produced on a mass scale and exported internationally. This forward-thinking approach to industrialized production paved the way for a new movement that drew upon classical craftsmanship techniques to make affordable, beautifully crafted home furnishings.

Both Hvidt and Mølgaard-Nielsen boasted superior technical skills. Mølgaard-Nielsen studied furniture design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Kaare Klint, while Hvidt gained knowledge of traditional craftsmanship during his time studying cabinetry at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. Today, their work can be found exhibited at MoMA, Melbourne’s National Gallery, and Copenhagen’s Design Museum.


Craft meets art. Function meets form. Material meets potential.