Dimensions

Width 59 cm
Depth 54 cm
Height 78 cm
Weight 6 kg
Seat depth 49 cm
Seat height 46 cm

Materials

Frame finish White oiled oak
Frame material Solid wood, formpressed wood veneer.
Seat finish Natural Paper Cord
Seat material Hand - woven from more than 100 m natural paper cord.

Specification

Glides Wagner QuickClick felt gliders with interchangeable plastic inserts are installed as standard.
Suitable for contract use Yes
Suitable for outdoor use No
Year of design 1956

The 1956 Drawn chair by Hvidt & Mølgaard stands out as a definitive piece of Danish design.

Relying upon traditional craftsmanship techniques and built out of organic materials, it brings a sense of wholesome honesty to any space. Available in oak or walnut, it comes in two versions: a wider model with arm rests, or one without.


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.