kevin hviid references architectural lines in four-in-a-row chair collection
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copenhagen-based architect kevin hviid has designed a collection of chairs that consists in four pieces: king, queen, jack and ace. the whole set is made of a light rectangular steel construction, each one with its own quality and strength, that share the same starting point: an architectural line. what differentiates them from one another is their different geometries, angles and heights that vary from chair to chair, giving each one of them a unique characteristic. the collection shares a playful and innovative approach where functionally and sculptural traits are blended together in the design.
the queen chair stands with its high back and fine silhouette
the ‘king chair’ combined the dining chair with a wingback armchair, challenging tradition and gravity on how big the headrest could be. the chair stands by alone and proud with its over-dimensioned seat-back in foam. the ‘queen chair’ has a high erected back and a fine silhouette together with a soft leather piece on the seat that breaks the steel construction. its inclined back legs are eye-catching while adding dynamism to the piece.
jack has a clear reference to architecture with its beautifully simple shape
as for the ‘jack chair’, there’s a clear reference to the typical school chairs of the 80’s and 90’s with its back and seat made of wood, giving the piece a classic expression. last but not least, the ‘ace stool’ can be also used as a side table thanks to its clever and playful design. the seat is in wood and the front legs are pushed together, allowing multiple postures, making this stool a versatile, neutral and timeless choice.
ace is a stool, which can also be used brilliantly as a side table
edited by: juliana neira | designboom