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Lounge Chair from Copenhagen's Handvärk is all sleek lines and angles, from its inky powder-coated steel frame to the comfortably slanted seat and backrest just made for relaxation. Upholstered in velvety aniline leather, which is treated exclusively with soluble dyes that permeate the hide while retaining the leather's natural surface grain. (Chair can also be covered in custom leather or fabric as desired.) Founder-designer Emil Thorup's defining standard of meticulous craftsmanship is evident in each made-to-order chair produced by hand in Denmark, from the steel welding to the final exacting upholstery.
Aesthetic sustainability. This is the Handvärk way.
Designer and architect Emil Thorup founded the company in 2015 with an emphasis on handcrafted furnishings, stripped down to their functional and graphic essence, and made of luxe materials to stand the length of time.
The Nordic DNA notwithstanding, the brand’s hallmark are the brackets repeated at least 8-12 times per piece. So, too, are the materials: in contrast to the penchant for wood by his fellow Danes, Emil focuses on premium steel, brass, iron, marble and leather. From the Modular Sofa with Chaise to the spare Console or Studio Floor Lamp, these basics are anything but.