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High Back Chair

Design Bodil Kjaer

Invitation to relax

Innovative in shape and in ergonomics, this armchair is a timeless piece of furniture designed to unleash the essence of leisurely relaxation in a comfortable and elegant design. 

PRODUCTION YEAR

1955

From the post-war period, Bodil Kjær opened up her home to a fresh new camaraderie encouraged by versatile furniture that translated the new domestic routines and a renewed need for comfort into tangible designs. Internationally known Danish architect, Bodil Kjær starts with a concept that acknowledges the user’s active contribution and their actual needs. This approach led, in 1955, to the High Back Chair, an armchair designed for pure comfort that encourages relaxing in front of the color TV (invented around that time) but, in the version with armrests, is also ideal for reading. Bodil Kjær placed a special focus on ergonomics: with a padded seat and angled lines that invite unexpected relaxation, the armchair took inspiration from Swedish research of the day on comfort in a world in rapid, ongoing transformation. Padding is in polyurethane foam and recycled PET fiber recovered from Plastic Bank®.

I CONTEMPORANEI

Bodil Kjaer

Bodil Kjær, Professor, Architect MAA (Member of the Association of Academic Architects in Denmark) was born in Denmark in 1932. She was educated in Denmark, England and the USA, and practised as an architect, designer and planner from her own offices in Copenhagen and London. 

Between 1955 and 1963, while designing public interiors she developed a series of elements of architecture to solve problems of functional and aesthetic nature. These pieces of furniture, lamps and glass were not designed directly for production but, as other architects discovered them and wanted them for their buildings, they were put into production and marketed in the USA as well as in Europe.

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In the 1950s, Bodil Kjær instinctively felt the need for a new kind of comfort and decided to satisfy it with this living room armchair that is a clear invitation to informality, designed in keeping with the ergonomic standards being established at the time. 

Composed of a seat and backrest upon which one can freely recline, this design armchair also comes in a version with armrests, perfect as a reading chair. 

Base and armrests

In solid Canaletto walnut, oak or black stained ash with a low gloss finish.

Padding

Polyurethane foam and recycled PET fibre recovered from Plastic Bank®.

Upholstery

Removable in fabrics and leathers from the Cassina Collections.

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PERLA

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13L650
ROCCIA
13L664
PRUSSIA
13L658
BLU NOTTE
13L651
CENERE
13L659
INDIGO
13L656
CACTUS
13L660
OCEAN
13L654
PRUGNA
13L657
ANTRACITE
13L663
OPERA
13L653
VINO
13L662
AMANDE
13L652
CAYENNE
13L661
LAGO
13L655
ARGENT

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MELANZANA
13O042
CARTA DA ZUCCHERO
13O032
TALPA
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ANTRACITE
13O043
SMERALDO
13O036
CANNELLA
13O035
SALVIA
13O031
ROSA ANTICO
13O030
CIPRIA
13O044
ARGENTO
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MADREPERLA
13O046
CARBONE
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CARDINALE
13O041
CIELO

13O061
STRIPES CENERE
13O057
CARDINALE
13O051
CANARINO
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STRIPES ROSA
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RUGGINE
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ROSA
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BLU
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BLU
13O062
STRIPES PETROLIO
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CENERE
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PETROLIO
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PRUSSIA
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VINACCIA

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CAMMELLO
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TALPA
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GRIGIO TOPO
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BLU NAVY
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BLU OCEANO
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TITANIO
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VERDE PETROLIO
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PRUGNA
13F861
RUGGINE
13F858
CENERE
13F862
CORALLO
13F867
BLU CIELO

13S044
NOCCIOLA
13S003
VERDE SOTTOBOSCO
13S002
BLU
13S001
NOTTE
13S023
VERDE SMERALDO
13S004
VINO
13S024
ROSSOBLU
13S043
SMERALDO
13S022
ELETTRICO
13S041
CARTA DA ZUCCHERO
13S042
BIANCO TALPA
13S021
NERO

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Plein Air

13F928
AMARANTO
13F946
MARRONE SCURO
13F936
PETROARAGOSTA
13F926
VERDE OLIVA
13F934
ROSSO LAMPONE
13F929
ROSSO&PETROLIO
13F925
FANGO
13F938
BLU NOCCIOLA
13F939
GRIGIO TALPA
13F947
TITANIO NOTTE
13F924
PIETRA
13F935
VERDE CIELO
13F937
BLU NOTTE
13F927
MARRONE CHIARO
13F948
BIANCO&NERO

13F324
CHAMPAGNE
13F457
BIANCO
13F326
TITANIO
13F438
CORALLO
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PERLA
13F437
CAFFÈ
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ACCIAIO
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BLU NAVY
13F327
AZZURRO
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VINACCIA
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NERO
13F458
NOCCIOLA

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UNIFORM MÉLANGE
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UNIFORM MÉLANGE
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UNIFORM MÉLANGE
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UNIFORM MÉLANGE
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UNIFORM MÉLANGE
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UNIFORM MÉLANGE
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UNIFORM MÉLANGE
13O618
UNIFORM MÉLANGE

13F742
VERDE BOSCO
13F747
VINACCIA
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BLU NOTTE
13F746
ANTRACITE
13F738
BEIGE
13F740
CARTA DA ZUCCHERO
13F739
MALVA
13F744
ROSA ANTICO
13F745
CEMENTO
13F737
AVORIO
13F736
BIANCO
13F743
VERDE MENTA

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GRIGIO
13F097
BLU NAVY
13F107
ANTRACITE
13F098
SMERALDO
13F090
BIANCO
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VERDE ACIDO
13F093
BEIGE
13F095
NOCCIOLA
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FUMO
13F103
AZZURRO
13F102
ARGILLA
13F104
CIELO
13F091
AVORIO
13F096
LAMPONE
13F092
CENERE
13F099
PISTACCHIO

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TOMETTE
13F029
MORGON
13F017
MASTIC
13F012
PETROLE
13F013
SEIGLE
13F022
VERT
13F026
PIERRE
13F025
AIGUE MARINE
13F023
CAFÉ
13F024
SOURIS
13F016
NUIT
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CAPUCCINO
13F028
ANTHRACITE
13F014
DUNE
13F027
GLACIER
13F020
TERRE
13F011
CITROUILLE
13F021
CHÂTAIGNE
13F010
BLANC
13F019
GROSEILLE

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OLIVA
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SABBIA
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PETROLIO
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LAMPONE
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RUGGINE
13L580
FUXIA
13L576
VINACCIA
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CEMENTO
13L585
BLU COBALTO
13L571
CENERE
13L579
POMODORO
13L587
BLU NOTTE
13L588
ANTRACITE
13L573
TABACCO
13L570
AVORIO
13L589
NERO
13L586
BLU VIOLETTE
13L577
GERANEO
13L574
ZAFFERANO
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PIETRA

13L640
JEANS
13L637
ANTRACITE
13L630
PANNA
13L639
BLU
13L633
CANAPA
13L634
TARTUFO
13L642
RUGGINE
13L632
CREMA
13L638
SMERALDO
13L641
VINACCIA
13L631
CENERE
13L636
TITANIO
13L635
GRIGIO

13L015
CIELO
13L012
CEMENTO
13L013
PIETRA
13L019
OTTAVIO
13L020
VINACCIA
13L016
MENTA
13L021
NOTTE
13L018
CAMEO
13L014
ANTRACITE
13L010
BIANCO
13L017
SENAPE
13L011
CORDA

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TABACCO
13Y412
ARDESIA
13Y416
RADICA
13Y415
BIANCO
13Y411
ANTRACITE
13Y414
GRAFITE
13Y421
ROSSO CINA
13Y419
MARRONE
13Y418
FANGO
13Y413
TESTA DI MORO
13Y420
BLU

13Y251
ROSSO BULGARO
13Y276
AVORIO
13Y284
DESERTO
13Y281
MARRONE
13Y253
NERO
13Y246
TERRA
13Y286
BIANCO SPORCO
13Y285
CENERE
13Y282
CAFFELATTE
13Y280
GRIGIO CALDO
13Y274
RUGGINE
13Y244
SABBIA
13Y260
MUSCHIO
13Y258
FUMO
13Y257
TITANIO
13Y283
ORZO
13Y255
PRUGNA

13Z307
ROSSO
13Z308
VERDE
13Z303
CAFFÉ
13Z302
MARRONE
13Z305
NERO
13Z306
FANGO
13Z200
NATURALE
13Z300
NATURALE 08
13Z309
BLU
13Z304
GRAFITE

13Z368
OCEANO
13Z364
MUSCHIO
13Z360
NATURALE
13Z365
FORESTA
13Z361
TABACCO
13Z366
NOCE
13Z362
FANGO
13Z363
GRIGIO
13Z367
MOKA

13X341
PETROLIO
13X247
BIANCO
13X269
PANNA
13X295
CORRIDA
13X335
VERDE MENTA
13X331
CIPRIA
13X276
METALLO
13X326
DESERTO
13X338
VERDE OLIVA
13X334
FANGO
13X342
OCEANO
13X330
GRIGIO
13X333
MOKA
13X606
GRAFITE
13X290
CARMINIO
13X202
TESTA DI MORO
13X340
BULGARO
13X201
AMBRA
13X328
CENERE
13X339
CEDRO
13X336
CIELO
13X332
CASTAGNA
13X337
VERDE BOSCO

Ashwood stained oak

Ashwood stained black

American walnut

Ashwood stained oak

Ashwood stained black

American walnut

PRODUCTION YEAR

1955

DESIGN BY
Bodil Kjaer
PRODUCTION YEAR

1955

DESIGN BY
Bodil Kjaer

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