Inspired by movement and organic form, the Danish architect and designer Hannes Stephensen created the chair Fly as a bird taking off. In the words of the artist, “…there is both logic and beauty in the drama that makes it possible for a bird to fly, and some this natural beauty must be possible to translate into a piece of furniture.” Indeed, a highly dynamic form is obtained through the masterful articulation of the backrest elements, gradually opening up and spreading out like the wings of a bird.
Fly is developed in collaboration with Egevaerk, who signs the exquisite craftsmanship of the piece. The beauty of the wood and of the inner tension inherent in the living material are subtly underlined by the junctions and the delicate surface treatment.
Fly is available in two different versions in ash: a black as well as a light version.
“…There is both logic and beauty in the drama that makes it possible for a bird to fly, and some this natural beauty must be possible to translate into a piece of furniture.”
For Hannes Stephensen, Architect MAA, fellow founder and chairman for 6 years of SE (Snedkernes Efteraarsudstillinger), architecture is a question of creating an environment that works well with a visual quality that enriches the surroundings. The joy of good craftsmanship as well as the constructive possibilities and beauty of massive wood is a passion.
The chairs are developed in collaboration with Egevaerk, who signs the exquisite craftsmanship of the pieces. The beauty of the wood and of the inner tension inherent in the living material is subtly underlined by the Japanese inspired junctions and the delicate surface treatment, as soft as skin. He grew up in the environment that fostered many of the most revered Danish design classics. Shaped by this intellectual as well as highly creative background, Hannes Stephensen chose to work as a self-taught carpenter at Denmarks most remote, and indeed very small island, Christiansø. Here, he explored wood as a material for several years before going on to study architecture in Aarhus. Hannes graduated from Aarhus School of Architecture in 1972, and his love of wood and craftmanship has since been instrumental for his oeuvre as a furniture designer and architect.