The Cover Lounge Chair Upholstered was designed by Thomas Bentzen for the Danish manufacturer Muuto.
Explaining the legacy of Scandinavian design values, Bentzen says simply: "It?s something that?s always in your head, when you sit down to draw." What might seem restricting for some is clearly liberating for the Copenhagen-based designer, who also cites Alvar Aalto and the Shaker tradition as key influences. Since opening his own studio in 2010, he continues to explore and experiment, creating compact but expressive design pieces that work for everyday life.
Those values of comfort, function and accessibility come together beautifully in Bentzen?s Cover Lounge Chair Upholstered. It?s available in lacquered ash or natural oak, and is manufactured with an innovative form-pressing technique that makes the most of the natural materials ? note the lovely ?fold over? armrests. It measures 66.3 x 61.2 x 70.7 cm, with a seat height of 38.1cm, making it compact enough to show its versatility in a living room, dining room or even an informal office setting. Bentzen, a classic vinyl collector, imagined a chair in which he could relax, sketch and listen to records ? what could be better?