Poul M. Volther designed the Corona chair is one of the most iconic chairs in history. The Danish designer aimed at creating designermøbler that was not only comfortable but was also economical in its production. The harsh economic conditions that resulted from the second world war made sourcing for materials difficult. It was for this reason that Poul, a strong believer in functionality and basic crafting of materials, sought to create a chair that economized on materials.
History of Corona Chairs
The Corona chair made its debut in 1961, eight years after the production of the Pyramid chair, which was Poul’s first design. Unlike the Pyramid chair, the Corona chair’s unique design was a success. The chair featured a series of oval cushions fitted on a wooden frame. In 1964, the chair’s wooden frame was replaced by a steel frame. However, the design of the original Corona chair did not change.
Though the Corona chair was more successful than Poul’s first design, it acquired its iconic status some twenty years after its introduction. The chair is still manufactured in Denmark and has been featured in some films, music videos, and fashion shows. Additionally, the seat has featured in International conferences and summits most notably the 2002 EU summit in Copenhagen.
Today, the Erik Jørgensen factory in Denmark manufactures Corona Chairs. However, other manufacturers have adopted Poul M’s iconic design. This has created a wide selection of Corona chairs in the market. Interestingly, Poul’s design has survived the test of time and is still the standard design used in the making of Corona chairs.
This icon chair is comfortable for everyone. The reason for this is that the model mimics the human anatomy and is thus a comfortable sitting platform. The stainless steel frame that replaced the original wooden frame in 1964 has also become the standard frame for modern Corona chairs.
The oval cushions that make up the chair’s seat and rising back are made either from leather or Danish wool. Due to advancements in technology, modern Corona chairs are available in a wide selection of colors and sizes. Moreover, some manufacturers custom make Corona chairs to meet a client’s desired preferences.
Apart from color, the chair is also available with or without a tool. Even after the death of its creator in 2001, the Corona chair is still the preferred lounge chair. Furthermore, it is still the most successful furniture design from the Danish designer.