Meet the designer of the sustainable chair Poul M. Volther
Poul M. Volther's style was based on Scandinavian functionalism, which with a modern twist found a middle ground between the Bauhaus style and the classic practical work. In doing so, he avoided being caught up in various short-lived trends, where he instead designed works that could keep people spellbound by their beauty across time.
The Corona chair is a good example of this. The Corona chair is by far Poul M Volther's best-known piece of furniture. He is also behind a large number of other well-known Danish furniture classics, including the cane chairs, where you can see that the strictly logical design with great focus on both the sitting experience and the construction of the chair, is mixed with a unique modern look and a flair for color and organic thinking.
Poul M. Volther was originally trained as a cabinetmaker. He furthered his education at the School of Artisans, where he taught for many years at what is today Denmark's Design School. Here he left his mark on hundreds of young furniture architects' sense of the quality of craftsmanship.
In 1949, he was employed at FDB's design studio with the help of the well-known Hans Wegner. Here he first worked under Børge Mogensen until 1959, when Mogensen left FDB and Volther became leader.
Poul M. Volther's style was simple, functional and beautiful. Which has resulted in a large number of his design classics finding their way into many thousands of Danish homes, where they are still seen today.