The chaise-longue Flugstol was designed for the “Haute-Couture of Furniture” exhibition held at the Danish Design Center in Copenhagen. Two thin laminated walnut shells delicately attached in the middle by a string constitute this masterpiece of contemporary Danish design. The chair represents a highly sculptural statement and allows the viewer a rich flow of associations such as the lacing of a corset or a leaf floating in space.
Both the Nomad chair and the Flugtstol reveal Erling Christoffersen’s fascination with bended wood and with the metamorphose of a material into a three-dimensional object.

Architect, designer and professor Erling Christoffersen created in 1989 the “Studio 134” together with fellow architects Bjoerli Lundin and Flemming Steen Jensen. The three designers were passionated about interior design, furniture and graphic design, and in 2002, Erling Christoffersen opened his own agency while teaching at the Design School of Denmark and in other different universities (Victoria, Melbourne and Oregon universities).
Erling Christoffersen’s double training as an architect and as a cabinet-maker allows him to explore the intrinsic qualities of wood.

  • 2004 
Walnut, steel and rope 
190 x 60 cm 
Limited edition of 8 + 2 E.A. + 2 prototypes

    Flugstol
    2004
    Walnut, steel and rope
    190 x 60 cm
    Limited edition of 8 + 2 E.A. + 2 prototypes

  • 2004 
Walnut, steel and rope 
190 x 60 cm 
Limited edition of 8 + 2 E.A. + 2 prototypes

    Flugstol
    2004
    Walnut, steel and rope
    190 x 60 cm
    Limited edition of 8 + 2 E.A. + 2 prototypes

  • Erling Christoffersen 170453

    Architect, designer and professor Erling Christoffersen created in 1989 the “Studio 134” together with fellow architects Bjoerli Lundin and Flemming Steen Jensen. The three designers were passionated about interior design, furniture and graphic design, and in 2002, Erling Christoffersen opened his own agency while teaching at the Design School of Denmark and in other different universities (Victoria, Melbourne and Oregon universities).
    Erling Christoffersen’s double training as an architect and as a cabinet-maker allows him to explore the intrinsic qualities of wood. The designer is particularly interested in laminated wood with which he experiments in various chairs such as the Nomad Chair from 2003 and the Flugtstol from 2004.

    Born April 17th, 1953

    EDUCATION

    1974 – Diploma as a cabinetmaker
    1979 – Graduated from School of Applied Art, Copenhagen.
    1982 – Graduated from Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The School of Architecture, Dept. of Interior and Furniture Design, Copenhagen.

    CAREER

    1979 – Established own office.
    1979 – Member of the exhibition group ”SE”
    1983 – Co-founder of the exhibition group ”Møbelgruppen af 1983”.
    1986 – Established Ibra Møbeldesign for production and sale of own furniture
    1986 – 1989 Professor at School of Architecture, Dept. of Interior and Furniture Design.
    1989 – 2002 Established the studio ”Design 134” with architects Bjørli Lundin and Flemming Steen Jensen.
    Field of work: Exhibition design, interior design, furniture design, lamp design and graphic design.
    1989 – 2005 – Professor at ”Danmarks Designskole”, Copenhagen
    1998 – Now – Denmark’s International Study Programme, DIS: “Scandinavian Furniture Design”. A 9-credit summer programme for students from mainly American universities.
    2006 – Design workshop with Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico-Copenhagen
    2002 – Left the studio “Design 134” and re-established own furniture design office.
    2002, 2005 and 2009 – Teaching workshops and master classes in furniture design at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.
    2005 – Visiting professor at University of Oregon

    PRIZES

    1978 – Medal of Arts and Crafts, bronze
    1979 – ”Furniture Prize”, scholarship for studies at Fritz Hansen
    1986 – Prize from “Statens Kunstfond”, the Art Foundation of Denmark
    1986 – ”Hofjuveler Michelsens Jubilæumslegat”
    1986 – 1. Prize at World Craft Council Biennial in Bratislava
    1986 – “Johannes Hansens Legat”
    2002, 2005 and 2009 – ISSI Fellowship at Victoria University, Melbourne

    EXHIBITIONS

    1979 – Now – Annual furniture exhibitions at ”Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling” (SE).
    1983 – 1989 – Annual exhibitions at ”Møbelgruppen af 1983”
    1985 – Summer Exhibition of arts and crafts at Marienlyst Castle
    1985 – The exhibition « De Danske » in Stockholm
    1986 – Separate exhibition at The Museum of Applied Art
    1986 – Exhibition « WCC-Biennial » in Bratislava
    1989 – Gallerie Binnen, Amsterdam
    2002 – Melbourne Museum
    2002 – ”Walk the Plank” at Museum of Applied Art in Copenhagen and in Paris and Tokyo
    2002 – “Derfor”, Because – censored exhibition of crafts at “Paustian”, Copenhagen
    2004 – Arts and Crafts Biennial at Trapholt Museum
    2004 – The “Haute Couture of Furniture” at Danish Design Centre
    2006 – Park furniture in Frederiksberg Have
    2007 – Design and Art Exhibition in Hobro
    2008 – “Fifty/fifty” exhibition of furniture in “Round Tower” in Copenhagen
    2009 – Exhibtion at “Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek” in Copenhagen
    2010 – Exhibition at Ordrupgaard: “White out”
    2012 – Exhibition at Thorvaldsens Museum

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