The GOLIAT chair has a sculptural weight that characterizes the Danish designer Poul M. Volther, who designed GOLIAT in 1953. The armchair was put into production for the first time in 2017 by MAKE nordic, where you can only find it at www.makenordic.com and see it in one of the 3 Danish showrooms in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Esbjerg. GOLIAT has a beautiful, minimalist look and a surprisingly high seating comfort. The chair can stand alone with its stylish lines, but it can also be very easily combined with other furniture to create a varied and personal expression in the home.
Unique chair from 1953 by Poul M Volther sees the light of day
The GOLAIT chair has a sculptural weight that characterizes the Danish designer Poul M. Volther. He designed the chair for Copenhagen’s Carpenter exhibition in 1953, where it won an award. The chair was then produced by master carpenter Erhard Rasmussen and has never been in series production. This is therefore the first time the chair has seen the light of day. Today, GOLIAT is produced and sold exclusively by MAKE Nordic.
As the name illustrates, Volther has seen GOLIAT as a powerful and brave fighter who fully lives up to the other old Danish classics from the 1950s.
The forgotten chair was found
When Paul M. Volther had won the prize at the Carpenters’ Autumn Exhibition, the chair was sent to Sweden, where it was forgotten for a number of years. By chance, the architect’s son rediscovered the chair, many years after Poul M. Volther’s death. Jakob Volther received a newsletter from an auction house in Sweden, where his father’s beautiful chair was for sale. One of the few copies produced in the 1950s. Jakob Volther immediately saw the potential in the iconic armchair, which today is an important part of the furniture collection at MAKE nordic. After a few years, the GOLIAT chair has found a place in many homes and in many hearts.
Architect-designed chair in sustainable design
Poul M. Volther’s GOLIAT has a beautiful, minimalist look and a surprisingly high seating comfort. The chair can stand alone with its stylish lines, but it can also be very easily combined with other furniture to create a varied and personal expression in the home. There is no doubt that GOLIAT will contribute positively to any space with its unique and beautiful design language. The architect-designed chair is handmade in sustainable materials and is of a quality that can last a lifetime – and may be inherited for generations.
Create a personal expression
The expression of the GOLIAT chair can be varied with a choice of leather and wool in several colors to suit the individual home. The architect-designed chair is made of FSC-certified oak in optional treatment. Three cushions of environmentally friendly cold foam with beautiful, removable wool or leather cover and leather cords for attachment are included.
Goliat design armchair is handmade and Danish-made in FSC-certified wood.
The GOLIAT chair includes a stool drawn with the same line as the armchair. Then the sitting experience will not get better! See the GOLIAT stool HERE
|Sizes and weight|
|Seat height:||32 cm|
|Package info:||107x90x77 kg|
|Delivery time:||1 week|
|Material||FSC-certified oak, Nordic Ecolabelled leather, Oeko-tex certified fabric|
|Seat filling:||Cold foam without toxins|
|Production:||Handmade in the EU|
MAKE nordic’s furniture is only sold exclusively through its own online webshop in Denmark. Most of the furniture can only be found at MAKE nordic’s website. Your order is received online, but you are also more than welcome to call or write us for questions, or if you would like to order by phone and pay by bank transfer.
If you want a fabric or leather on an upholstered piece of furniture that is not seen on the webshop, please contact us and we will try to accommodate your wish. If you want a custom-made piece of furniture or special fabric that is not part of the basic collection on MAKEnordic.com be aware that the right to return cannot be exercised.
Smaller furniture is delivered with GLS to the nearest parcel shop or to your home. Larger furniture is delivered as goods to the nearest curb, where a truck can arrive. It is possible for you to add a carry in service when you order your furniture. To make it easiest for you, we always contact you well in advance of delivery. We recommend that you have extra help present when your new furniture is delivered, if you do not choose to add on the carry in service. The delivery time is stated on the product page, so you can see the delivery time before you order.
Right of return
You have a 14-day right of withdrawal when you shop with us as a consumer. The deadline expires 14 days after the day you received or picked up your item, or get your last items in physical possession when it comes to an agreement on several different items ordered in one order, which is delivered individually.
You must tell us within the 14 days of receipt that you wish to cancel your purchase. This must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can use the standard cancellation form at the bottom of this site. YOU must make it clear to us that you wish to exercise your right of return. It is not possible to regret simply by refusing receipt of the item without giving us clear notice of this.
The item must be returned in original packaging and in the same condition as upon receipt. If the item is delivered unused and in original packaging, the full amount will be refunded.
If you wish to cancel your purchase, you must send your order back to us without undue delay, so that we receive it no later than 14 days after you have announced that you wish to cancel your purchase. This must be agreed in collaboration with MAKE nordic. You must pay expenses in connection with the return of the product, and bear the risk of the product, from the time of delivery at your place until it is received at MAKE nordic at our warehouse in Esbjerg.
If you have bought a product no later than 30 days before and find that we have the same product at a special campaign price, we will refund the full difference between the sales price and the campaign price on a MAKE nordic giftcard.
Products excluded by the right of return
Items that are custom-made to your specifications on measurements or sofas and cushions with textiles that are not standard on our website, or products which have a clear personal touch, are exempt from the right of return.
Poul M Volther (1923-2001) belongs to a generation of popular Danish architects who have deep roots in good craftsmanship.
Poul M Volther’s style was based on Scandinavian functionalism, which with a modern twist found a middle ground between the Bauhaus style and the classic, practical work. In doing so, he avoided being caught up in various short-lived trends, where instead he designed works that could keep people enchanted by their beauty across time. The Corona chair is a good example of this. The Corona chair is without comparison Poul M Volther’s most famous piece of furniture. He is also behind a large number of other well-known Danish furniture classics, including the stick chairs, where you see that the strictly logical design with great focus on both the sitting experience and the structure of the chair, is mixed with a unique modern look as well as a flair for color and organic thinking.
Poul M Volther was originally a trained carpenter. He furthered his education at the School of Arts and Crafts, where he taught for many years at what is today called the Danish School of Design. Here he left his mark on hundreds of young furniture architects’ sense of the quality of the craft.
In 1949, he was employed at FDB’s studio with the help of the well-known 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 many 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.
Natural cognac-colored / anthracite-colored anilin leather. Dunes leather is exclusive, natural and soft as butter. The leather is untreated and will eventually become even softer and get the coveted patina. In the untreated surface you will be able to see natural markings and scars, which helps to create an unpolished and natural expression.
Type: Aniline leather
Origin: European skins, typically from Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia
Surface: An elegant matte surface with an almost velvety feel.
The leather has as one of the only leather types received the Nordic Ecolabel. It is environmentally friendly, chrome-free, and only water-based paint has been used.
Leather must not be impregnated
Aniline leather is a term for leather that is only tanned and possibly dyed through. The surface is completely natural and the pore holes are open. This makes the leather 100% breathable and provides the best seating comfort.
Care and Stain Removal
Like any natural material, Dunes leather looks best if you take good care of it. The leather is susceptible to grease and dirt. Ie. that most stains can be seen, giving the leather a natural and beautiful patina in the long run. The leather can be vacuumed with a soft brush. One should avoid all kinds of soap and water, leather grease, chemical products, such as: leather and saddle soap, wax or household products, as the soft and exclusive surface of leather might be damaged.
Hallingdal is designed by Nanna Ditzel and is one of Kvadrat’s bestsellers that has existed for over 50 years. A classic wool fabric that suits any home. It never goes out of fashion and is the safe choice if you want a timeless piece of fabric. Very durable and at the same time easy to maintain. 10 year warranty. The fabric will lay on the sofa perfectly for many years.
Designed by: Nanna Ditzel
Composition: 70% new wool / 30% viscose
Martindale test: 100,000
Complies with the EU eco-label – in addition, the fabric does not contain AZO dyes, heavy metals or formaldehyde.
- EU Ecolabel
- Greenguard Gold
It is not necessary to treat wool as it is naturally dirt repellent.
Wool consists of fibers from sheep fleece and is due to its many good qualities an ideal material for furniture. Wool is both comfortable, durable, dirt-repellent and fire-retardant. The combination of these properties creates a material that is both soft, breathable and resists a high degree of wear. At the same time, wool stays nice for a long time, as wool resists a greater degree of dirt incl. embers from cigarettes and the like.
Care and stain removal
We recommend frequent vacuuming 1-2 times a week of the fabric to avoid stains as well as regular wiping of the fabric with a damp cloth.
A quick effort is essential to achieve the best result. Stains can be removed with the help of water, dishwashing soap, sparkling water or with the help of stain removers that are specially made for the purpose. Avoid stains by treating the entire seat surface.
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GOLIAT is handmade in certified materials in collaboration with Danish suppliers. The chair is manufactured at a recognized furniture factory in West Jutland, Denmark, and like our other furniture, it is FSC-certified wood.