A century of Danish and Czech Furniture Design: Convergence and Divergence is the title of a new book about furniture design of almost 400 pages.
The book is staged well with the photograph of Poul Henningsen who looks at a Thonet chair number 6009.
The chair from the 1920s, also called the Vienna Chair, was a favorite among many of the architects of that time, such as Corbusier.
Poul Henningsen praised the chair for its low weight, functionality and price compared to chairs on the Danish market.
Understanding always occurs in a context – the book focuses on furniture design, understood from both countries’ cultural and social flows.
The book thus shows the familiar Danish furniture classics in a refreshing new light.