Both first trained as cabinetmakers, Danish design duo Hvidt & Mølgaard experimented for years with the concept of a laminated wooden chair inspired by old wood tennis rackets. Finally released in 1959, X Lounge Chair is a supremely stylish piece that solidified their reputation, with its woven rattan seat supported by a graceful frame in oiled oak. Furthering the pair's affinity for natural materials, the connecting X-shaped leg joint is defined by an expertly crafted, contrasting solid-walnut insert.
- 28.4" h x 22.3" w x 26.5" (72.2x56.6x67.3cm)
- Seat: 15.1" h x 17.5" d (38.3x44.5cm)
Oak, walnut, natural rattan
Design is never static. When Copenhagen-based &Tradition was established in 2010, founder Martin Kornbek Hansen's mission was to produce work that was defined by a unique vision, whether it came from Danish legends of the past or young innovators of the future. The roster extends from timeless luminaries such as Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen to current leading lights Samuel Wilkinson and Norm.Architects to exciting new names Mia Hamborg and Victor Vetterlein. As the company's Kornbek Hansen puts it: "We see a kinship between the old masters, who were avant-garde in their time, and new designers creating the ground-breaking icons of today."
With its library of furniture and lighting extending from the 1930s to the present day, the firm is uniquely positioned to carry on the Nordic tradition of unstinting craftsmanship and adroit use of materials. Nonetheless, &Tradition sees its future in global terms, handpicking design talent and production facilities internationally in an effort to continually produce relevant product and engage a new generation of conscious consumers.