Totally in keeping with the Scandinavian design tradition, Milan-based design studio Skrivo has designed this beautiful designer armchair for Danish brand Bolia. Inspired by famous Danish designers from the 1950s and 1960s such as Hans Wegner and Finn Juhl, Croatian-Irish designer Stefan Krivokapic designed this timeless chair called Bowie. A perfect lounge chair for a warm, minimalist interior.
Its refined lines, gracefully curved wooden frame and subtle details are a direct reference to classic modern Danish design from the middle of the last century. The upholstered seat molds smoothly between the frame. The bottom surface of the seat curls up at the sides while the top slopes forward. With this, the designer subtly connects both surfaces and the seam between them is given the same slightly wavy line as the frame. It is a motif we also see in, for example, Vitra’s armchair designed by Charles and Ray Eames. The frame is made of oak and the seat and back are covered with cream-colored plush of “standard 100” by Oeko-Tex or any other fabric or leather of your choice.
Design firm Skrivo was founded by Stefan Krivokapic, a designer based in Milan but with Croatian/Irish roots. Inspired by different cultures, he manages to weave regional customs, techniques and materials into his designs. Therefore, the basis is often a material or craft technique with which he creates stimulating and timeless solutions. Available production methods and innovative material research are leading the way in creating products that balance function and aesthetics.
Danish design brand
Bolia is an internationally operating Danish design brand. Their international headquarters are located in the center of the cultural city of Aarhus, in beautiful historic buildings from 1862. These buildings originally served as locomotive workshops for the Danish Railways and have been carefully restored and furnished with respect for their rich history and unique architecture. With people and creativity as their core values, they have created a “workspace revolution,” where individuality, diversity and a sense of community are both encouraged and respected. Within the same building, they have combined their headquarters with a Bolia design store, where new designs and ideas are tested before being launched worldwide. Visitors are always welcome for a cup of coffee so they can experience the inspiring atmosphere for themselves when they visit the city.
photo credits: Bolia