A chair for the best of times
The GOLIAT armchair, designed by Poul M. Volther in 1953, was created for Copenhagen’s Møbelsnedker exhibition. We are very happy with the GOLIAT armchair here at MAKE nordic, as we contribute to the history of this once forgotten piece of furniture. GOLIAT has in the past only been produced in a few copies, and was rediscovered by chance by Poul M. Volther’s son at a Swedish auction.
GOLIAT has a beautiful, minimalist look, with a surprisingly high seating comfort. The chair can stand alone with its beautiful lines, but it can also very easily be combined with other furniture to create a varied and personal expression in your home. As a new addition, it is now possible to add a stool to your GOLIAT chair, drawn with the same line as the chair.
The GOLIAT armchair is available in FSC-certified oak in matt or black lacquer. The lacquer is water-based, as it helps to maintain a good indoor climate and avoids unnecessary impact on the environment. The lacquer keeps your furniture beautiful for several years, without the need for additional care. If there is any spillage on the wood, wipe the furniture with a dry or hard-wrung cloth, as it can damage the surface. No other treatment is needed. Once the GOLIAT chair has grown older and has perhaps been scratched here and there, it can be sanded down and treated again.
With the GOLIAT armchair, you can choose between Dunes leather from Sørensen and Hallingdal 65 wool from Kvadrat. The natural Dunes leather will over time give a beautiful patination on the furniture. It is important to know that it is an untreated natural material, which means that the surface is not treated in any way. The leather therefore accepts all grease, dirt, color and scratches. Stains will of course become smaller over time, lighten and possibly disappear completely. It is therefore recommended to avoid the use of soap and water.
Hallingdal is a mixture between wool and viscose, each of which gives the fabric a range of good qualities. The wool gives you a high durability and flexibility, while the viscose gives shine and depth to the colors. It is all dyed before it is spun, which highlights the texture of the fabric.
The GOLIAT armchair is handmade of certified materials in Europe. This piece of furniture is produced from FSC-certified wood, which means that nature, people and animals are taken into account in the production.
The cushions consist of a high quality cold foam that protects you and your loved ones against brominated flame retardants and other potentially harmful chemicals. Most of the furniture textiles and leather qualities we have here at MAKE nordic are certified with the Nordic Ecolabel, the EU flower or Oeko-tex for the sake of both the environment and your health.
The designer - Poul M. Volther
Poul M. Volther (1923-2001) is a danish architect, and actually one the most renowned designers from Denmark. With deep roots in good danish craftsmanship, he designed based on Scandinavian functionalism with a modern twist, and combined the Bauhaus style with the classic, practical work. He wanted to avoid various short-lived trends, and wanted to instead design pieces that would capture peoples eye across time. And he succeeded.
Poul M. Volther’s design was simple, functional and beautiful. A large number of his design classics is still to this day found in many danish homes.