Echoing the values of honest craftsmanship and Scandinavian materiality, the Cover Chair by designer Thomas Bentzen brings a new perspective to the archetypal armrest chair.
Here, we explore the making of the Cover Chair and hear thoughts of Bentzen on the design.
"The Cover Chair came from a desire to create a comfortable, contemporary armchair in wood, a material that is integral to the Scandinavian design heritage," says designer Thomas Bentzen and adds: "It was important to me that the chair had a modern outlook, achieved through its curved backrest and folded covers, along with a sturdy base in solid wood."
Wood is a material that can be traced throughout the heritage of Scandinavian design. For the Cover Chair, Bentzen sought to tinker with the conventional ways of the material for a new perspective: "The backrest is made in molded veneer to create a grand comfort for your body, while the frame is made from solid wood," the designer notes.
"Though the Cover Chair has a solid and grounded appearance, it is surprisingly light, making for an interesting contrast," remarks Bentzen. Taking its name from the form-pressed wooden covers of its armrest, the Cover Chair brings refined craftsmanship into a new perspective on Scandinavian design: "Not only does it bring comfort to the thin plywood armrest; it also keeps it together and makes for a distinct, modern expression," he ends.