A square-topped coffee table adds another accompaniment to Danish designer Jørgen Rasmussen’s Kevi, debuting more than 50 years after he first introduced what would become a collection with his now-timeless midcentury office chair. Set on a tubular base with 4 legs, it features a finish in either chrome or black powder-coat. Appealingly understated, the table is topped in either oak and walnut veneer or lazure in black or white.
14.2" h x 27.5" w x 27.5" d (36x69.9x69.9cm)
Powder-coated chrome, oak or walnut vaneer, lazure
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.”