Whilst studying hunting chairs of the mid-20th century, designers Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl have created a modern interpretation of the low-slung hunting chair type, with construction inspired by Japanese simplicity combined with the Danish stick chairs of the 1950’s.
Samurai is a highly considered piece of chair making based on stick chair construction popular in the 1950’s, which marry different turned oak sections that support the seating comfort and tectonic geometry. The chair is completed beautifully with a highly crafted round oak section meeting the back in an elegant form which completes the iconic Samurai silhouette.
Samurai is offered with saddle leather from Sorensen Leathers, which folds around the chair like armour and carries the body with ease. The seat is mounted with brass rivets in order to achieve maximum strength, whilst the back is mounted with adjustable leather straps and brass buckles. The leather is handmade in Denmark in proud Danish furniture tradition.
Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl
Kristian Sofus Hansen
Born 1991 in Nyborg, Denmark.
Graduated of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture
Kristian creates unique pieces through simple, functional and considered design. He has been studying architecture and design at the
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Kyoto Institute of Technology in Japan. His designs aim to merge traditional design
methods and new production techniques into high-quality pieces of furniture and product design.
Senior Founder of NORR11
After years of experience in the fashion industry, Tommy decided to pursue his passion for furniture and interior design and founded
Tommy has been responsible for the creative DNA of NORR11 since 2010, and has worked with a number of furniture designers.
His interest in materials and product manufacturing is clearly seen throughout the whole collection.
Since 2015 Tommy began a design collaboration with Kristian Sofus Hansen. From Tommy's many travels around Asia and
Kristians studies in Japan, they strive to combine their passion for Japanese simplicity, ethnic details and Scandinavian tradition in
timeless pieces of furniture.