Skagerak folding chair

Photographed in the yard at Nord

Through the 20th Century several Danish furniture designers produced folding chairs. The Classic Chair from Skagerak was designed by the architect Peter Karpf. Born in 1940, he trained first, in the late 1950s, as a cabinet maker with the Danish company Fritz Hansen and then, in the early 60s, studied at the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts.

Work by Karpf is exhibited in the collections of major galleries and museums around the World and he has won many design awards including the Bruno Mathsson Prize in 2002. The judges for that award concluded that Peter Karpf’s “strong sense of form in combination with a deep understanding of materials and manufacturing techniques make him one of the greatest contemporary Nordic designers.”

The Classic Chair comes in either oak or teak and has black leather seat and back and sturdy metal cross struts.