helle damkjær: k chair + k plus for kitani
helle damkjær: k chair + k plus for kitani
feb 11, 2011

helle damkjær: k chair + k plus for kitani

‘k-chair’ + ‘k-plus’ by helle damkjær for kitani image © designboom

japanese furniture company kitani has collaborated with paris-based danish-born designer helle damkjær to produce ‘k-chair’ and ‘k-plus’, an arm chair and ottoman set on show at the 2011 stockholm furniture fair.

helle damkjær: k chair + k plus for kitani profile of the ‘k-chair’ image © designboom

the company has been producing chairs by famous danish designers for the past 15 years. when kitani assigned damkjær to design a small collection of furniture for them, she says, ‘I was sure that I had to design something more than a ‘well-crafted’ chair. it needed to be the perfect balance between modern design and immaculate craftsmanship.’

helle damkjær: k chair + k plus for kitani full front view image © designboom

the result is a seating object and footrest feature sloping soft curves, the frame being made from sen wood upholstered with natural leather. the form of the ‘k-chair’ as born from damkjær sculpting clay into a form of naturally harmonious cuves. the ‘k-plus’ footrest was influenced on the designer’s visit to kitani in takayama, japan, in which its design references a torii gate she saw leading to a japanese shrine.

helle damkjær: k chair + k plus for kitani image © designboom

helle damkjær: k chair + k plus for kitani back view image © designboom

helle damkjær: k chair + k plus for kitani image courtesy of kitani

helle damkjær: k chair + k plus for kitani ‘k-plus’ and ‘k-chair’

helle damkjær: k chair + k plus for kitani detail

  • very clear and pure shape..

    cigdem says:
  • gorgeous

    Tom P says:
  • beauti beauti beautiful natural elegant welcoming amazing i want a set

    lvw says:
  • Visually inviting and interesting from any perspective, nice combo of curvaceous form and mid-century danish wood sensibility, reminiscent of some ancient Egyptian furniture forms, love it!

    KWarren says:
  • completely seductive…streamlined elegance

    LenBob says:
  • I can’t…
    come up with appropriate superlatives!
    I am floored.
    Inspired, excellent, amazing?
    Hardly sufficient.
    This deserves a big prize!

    peen says:
  • PS: my husband sees an a art deco/art nouveau quality as well… by the by, almost Valentine’s day, Helle Damkjaer makes beautiful puffed heart pendants, see Jensen Silver:


    and get one for your honey!

    peen, again says:
  • 100 years after, a contemporary art nouveau appears again! the difference between them: genuine ideas vs ideas on form, which means ideas from the wardrobe not from creativity and knowledge!

    we must take into account that we’ve evolved 100 years. have we?

    mga says:
  • Gaudi?¿?

    neo-modernism? says:

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