On a weight-distributing sled base for added movability, Engelbrechts offers its matchless stacking chair with extra seat width. Chairik XL is a roomier take on Erik Magnussen’s compression-molded seating, first launched in 1996. Providing back support without pressure on the spine, it comfortably suits any number of sitting positions. The tubing base comes in polished chrome or matte black with the seat in plastic, melamine, varied veneers, lacquer finish or translucent lazure.
- 31.5" h x 20.5" w x 22.4" d (80x52x56.9cm)
- Seat height: 18.1" (46cm)
Polished or powder coated chrome, plastic, melamine, veneer, PUR integral foam, lazure or lacquer
Founder Morten Engelbrecht found his bliss while working for a Copenhagen furniture store at age 17. He didn’t know it at first; he even tried twice to get into architecture school. “I realized that it was never going to happen,” he says, and in 1989 he started his own furniture company while still in his twenties. First as an importer of other European brands, Engelbrechts then developed into an international manufacturer, partnering with the likes of renowned Danish designers Erik Magnussen, Jørgen Rasmussen and Anders Hermansen.
“Simplicity, functionality, high comfort, the design must be useful,” Morten says as he ticks off the company’s priorities. “We don’t make small details just to make it look nice, that’s not how we work.” Creating timeless furniture is also how his company looks to the future. “Good design is sustainable, both in terms of the environment but also sustainable in terms of long-lasting products that you want to keep for a lifetime.”