Stackable up to 10 chairs high, Kevi recasts its original swivel design as a 4-legged version from the same Danish designer who created the midcentury office classic. In his more recent variation, Jørgen Rasmussen retains the chair’s ergonomic seat and back and pairs it with slender steel-tubing legs in either polished chrome or powder-coated black finish. The lastingly comfortable compression-molded seat comes in oak or walnut veneer as well as a painted lazure finish in shades of black, white or a series of translucent hues.
- 31.9" h x 24.8" w x 20.3" d (81x63x51.6cm)
- Seat height: 18.5" (47cm)
Polished or powder-coated chrome, oak or walnut veneer, plastic, 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.”