The J110 dining chair has been designed by Poul M. Volther and is made from beech wood in natural wood and in 6 different colours. J110 dining chair is part of Hay's 2011 relaunch of the Danish furniture classics originally made for FDB, the Danish Consumers’ Co-operative Society. FDB’s furniture production started in the 1940s and their main idea was functionalist and democratic design for the people.
Material Solid beech wood backrest and base. Moulded beech plywood seat with outer beech veneer.
Dimensions W53 x H106 x D60 cm – Seat height: 44.5 cm
J110 Chair – Natural beech
J110 Chair – Black stained beech
J110 Chair – White stained beech
J110 Chair – Warm grey stained beech
J110 Chair – Sage stained beech
J110 Chair – Jade green stained beech
J110 Chair – Slate Blue stained beech
J110 Chair – Water-based lacquered oak
J110 Chair –Oiled oak
J110 Chair – Dark oiled oak
J110 Chair – Stone grey stained beech
J110 Chair – Dusty grey stained beech
J110 Chair – Raspberry stained beech
Poul M. Volther
Poul Volther was a Danish designer and educator (at Denmark’s Design School) who was responsible for a number of notable mid-century furniture designs, including chairs, armchairs and sofas.
Trained as a cabinet maker and furniture designer at The Arts and Crafts School in Copenhagen, he was a key proponent of functionalism and specifically focused on applying craft techniques to fine quality materials. He was employed as a designer at FDB in 1949 and later went on to become the head of design.
The FDB furniture department played a pivotal role in revolutionising the industry in Denmark, it was founded in 1933 and in 1942 Børge Mogensen was installed as design director. His pioneering approach was distinguished by a desire to create simple, elegant and practical design intended for mass consumption.