The Kevi chair was huge in the 90s some might even say it’s just as iconic as the Egg by Arne Jacobsen – I remember having one in red on my room as a teen. The reason why people might not really know the chair as a huge classic, is probably because it’s not an object that gets a lot of attention, it’s just the sidekick to ones desk. But really, ever since it were designed in 1958 by Jørgen Rasmussen, it has been an element seen in most mayor Danish office environments and since the 70s it has been exhibited at both Louvre and MoMa.
Last week I talked a bit about not having a proper workstation at home, so to change that, I teamed up with Danish Engelbrechts, who produces the iconic Kevi office chair today, to make that perfect office setup in a corner of my living room.
Kevi is the classic office chair with the hardwearing principle: the better you sit, the more you get done. Everything is visible, nothing is superfluous: seat, back, base, and controls designed to functional perfection. A simple well-balanced formula that incorporates aesthetic appeal with freedom of movement plus the flexibility you would expect from a full-service program.
I chose the new Kevi x Nørgaard edition, which is a collaboration between two Danish icons. Mads Nørgaard is one of Denmark’s most recognized fashion designers, who designed the fabric for this Kevi version. No more being the desk’s weird sidekick, no… now it gets all the attention even when paired with great designs by andtradition and Gubi.
Of course the Kevi chair is meant for office use, but I think, with the right surroundings with the right kind of attitude, I could surely see it work as a dining chair – especially in this Kevi x Nørgaard edition.
If you too want to get your hands on one of these badboy editions, I suggest you go follow both my Instagram @bungalow5dk and Engelbrechts @engelbrechtsfurniture, you never know, you might see a giveaway later this week, just saying.
This post is in partnership with Engelbrechts. Thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting collaborations that I am excited about and that have kept Bungalow5’s doors open.