Designer Jens Quistgaard is widely credited as having put Danish Design on the world map. Before his death in 2008 he designed a staggering 4,500 products and enjoyed great success in the US as the founding designer of furniture brand Dansk. One of his most successful designs, the distinctive Quistgaard Safari Chair designed in 1965, is now available through Danish brand, Gubi.
In Denmark, the term safari chair was brought about in the 1930s and refers to a low chair that can be dismantled. Inspired by the device used to buckle a horse to its carriage, Quistgaard’s wood and metal design is made without screws, glue or brackets. Instead the design is held together by inner tension.
Gubi’s reissue of this iconic design is available with dark stained oak poles, a chromed metal frame and black leather backrest and seat.
Source : gubi.dk