Characterized by its similarly minimalist look, Danish designer Jørgen Rasmussen’s stacking cafe table also comes in square version. It debuted in 2017 as a line extension of the designer’s classic 1958 Kevi Chair (that became an office standard with his later addition of double-wheel castors in 1965). It has elegantly slender tubing legs in chrome or black powder coat and a choice of oak and walnut veneer or lazure tabletop to readily meet the needs of cafes or restaurants as well as compact kitchen spaces.
28.3" h x 27.5" w x 27.5" d (71.9x69.9x69.9cm)
Powder-coated chrome, oak or walnut veneer, 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.”