The furniture designs themselves are not new, having been created (amongst others) by Poul M. Volther in the 1940s when he was breathing new life into the humble dining chair whilst working for the Danish Consumer’s Co-operative Society (FDB). The FDB commissioned Danish and other Scandinavian designers to make simple yet strong pieces of furniture and to sell them at affordable prices.
These pieces of furniture – inspired by the American Shaker movement – have now become design classics and, in 2011, saw somewhat of a rebirth when the Danish manufacturer Hay relaunched a range of chairs and tables originally made for FDB. The furniture includes classic chair designs by Poul M. Volther (the tall-backed one and the surprisingly sturdy three-legged one), Jørgen Bækmark(the short, curved-backed one) and Folke Pålsso (the one on the far right – with the dog on – in the picture above). Selected items are now on sale at The Frozen Fountain.
(photo from The Frozen Fountain’s website)