J104 dining chair is part of HAY's 2011 relaunch of the Danish furniture classics originally made for FDB (The Danish Consumers’ Co-operative Society).

Country of origin
Latvia
Depth
47cm
Finish
Wood Nature Soaped Beech
Height
73cm
Material
Solid Wood
Package depth
48cm
Package height
24.5cm
Package weight
5.5kg
Package width
58cm
Seat height
44.5cm
Suitable for hard contract use
No
Suitable for outdoor use
No
Width
57cm

Jørgen Bækmark’s J104 chair was designed as a cross between a dining chair and an easy chair. HAY’s reproduction of this classic is crafted in solid beech with a variety of soaped or lacquered finishes.


Jorgen Baekmark

Jorgen Baekmark is a Danish designer who worked at the FDB furniture design studio from 1958 until 1967. He trained as a cabinet maker and took courses in the applied arts, he is known for a particular lightness of touch and for pioneering flat-pack furniture for export. FDB (Fællesforeningen for Danmarks Brugsforeninger) is the Danish Consumers Cooperative Society, more widely known as Coop. The FDB furniture department played a pivotal role in revolutionising the industry in Denmark, it was founded in 1933 and in 1942 Børge Mogensen was installed as design director. His pioneering approach was distinguished by a desire to create simple, elegant and practical design intended for mass consumption. At FDB, Baekmark was initially tasked with designing lightweight pieces for export, such as the JW08 chair, and later went on to become the head of FDB furniture department himself. His designs now produced by HAY are the J104 chair and the C44 table.


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