Poul Volther

Renowned for his unique and iconic Corona chair, the Danish furniture designer Poul Volther was a strong supporter of Functionalism in the modern period and drew from his deep understanding of construction as a cabinetmaker. He also taught at the Danish Design School and thus influenced hundreds of new designers with his unerring sense of form and his strict requirements for quality and functionality. He started working at the cooperative FDB, in the design studio where he eventually went on to lead the studio. His practical, craftsmanship-based ideal can clearly be seen in his iconic work. He created many armchairs and sofas that are still popular today. He died in 2001, leaving behind the legacy of his creations, which continue to be sold and replicated all over.

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