Poul M. Volther
Poul M. Volther, who was born in 1923 and died in 2001, is part of the generation of popular Danish architects who have deep roots in good craftsmanship.
His style was based on Scandinavian functionalism, which with a more modern twist found a middle ground between the Bauhas style and the classic, practical work. In doing so, he avoided being caught up in various short-lived trends while instead designing works that kept people spellbound over their beauty across time.
A good example of this is Volther’s, without comparison, most famous design – the Corona chair. In addition to this, he is also behind a number of other well-known, Danish furniture classics, such as the wicker chairs, where you see that the strictly logical design with great focus on both the seating experience and the structure of the chair, mixed with a unique modern look and flair for color and organic thought.
Poul M. Volther was a trained carpenter and furthered his education at the School of Arts and Crafts, now known as the Danish School of Design, where he also taught for several years. Here he left his mark on hundreds of young furniture architects’ sense of quality of craft.
In 1949, he was employed at FDB’s design studio with the help of Hans Wegner. Here he first worked under Børge Mogensen until 1959, when Mogensen left FDB and Volther became leader.
Poul M. Volther’s style was simple, functional and beautiful. Which has resulted in a large number of his design classics having found their way into thousands of Danish homes, where they are still seen to this day.
We are so lucky here, at MAKE nordic, that we have three pieces of furniture by this designer, namely the beautiful GOLIAT armchair and the incredibly comfortable J111 and SOLDATEN dining table chairs.