about designer Jørgen Rasmussen

Jørgen Rasmussen was born in Odense on April 26, 1931. He graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1955 and in 1957, Jørgen and his twin brother, Ib, started their own studio with a focus on single-family houses.
"Some chairs are too technical, but with KEVI we have tried to keep it simple to secure a durable and comfortable chair." – Jørgen Rasmussen
In 1958, Jørgen Rasmussen and his brother began working for KEVI A/S. The twins designed a villa for KEVI’s CEO, Bent Harlang. The chemistry between them was good and they were asked to design chairs for the company. Primarily Jørgen took on this assignment and designed KEVI, which by the 1960s had become a multi-purpose work chair for both the office and home.
In 1965, Rasmussen invented the double-wheel caster for which he was awarded the ID Prize. This truly was a reinvention of the wheel, now with two wheels positioned asymmetrically and rotating independently. The double-wheel caster made KEVI more manoeuvrable with less wear on floor surfaces.
The KEVI casters revolutionised the office landscape and improved working conditions for many people, and the wheels became an instant success, and are now used on furniture across the world. Today, Rasmussen is still active and he is just as determined and dedicated today as he was 50 years ago.
Jørgen Rasmussen designed the KEVI swivel chair in 1958, and since it has sold in more than 2.5 million copies. In 1965, Jørgen Rasmussen invented the double-wheel castor, for which he was awarded the ID Prize. Both the KEVI chair and the castor went on to become iconic Danish products.In 2016, Engelbrechts launched a new four-legged version, which is loyal to the original design from 1958.
Dimensions D51 x W53 x  H79 cm – Seat Height 47cm
Seat and back oak veneer or ash veneer (black – bottle green – midnight blue – deep peach – soft rose)
Base 18 mm tube in polished chrome or powder coated in black



Kevi chair 2060


design Jørgen Rasmussen, 1958 / 2016

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