The Arkade Chair is a previously unreleased chair by Danish architect Nanna Ditzel, designed in 1983. The design exemplifies Ditzel’s hallmark of elegant geometries and fondness for soft circular shapes, expressed with recurring arches, hence the name Arkade (the Danish word for Arcade), and a nod to classic architecture.

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True to Ditzel’s love for decoration and colors, a wide spectrum of materials is available, including steam bend solid oak, metal finishes in brass, black oxide and chrome, as well as wood veneer seating or full upholstery in various textiles or leathers.

The Arkade Chair unfolds wide possibilities for designers and architects, to work with a chair full of personality and materiality.

For the first time the Arkade Chair is now in production and available as a core part of the Brdr. Krüger Collection. The chair was initially designed in 1983 during a decade-long collaboration between Ditzel and Brdr. Krüger. The joint effort explored the synergy between Ditzel’s design vision and the Brdr. Krüger expert craftsmanship.

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Nanna Ditzel

Nanna Ditzel (1923-2005), became an innovative leading figure in the renewal of Danish design, was awarded numerous design prizes and attracted worldwide attention

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The Arkade Chair is handmade in Denmark. The Arkade Chair is a combination of traditional fine woodworking and modern manufacturing techniques. Brdr. Krüger strives to create innovative designs, build to last, with a timeless appeal.

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For Ditzel, the aesthetics of the chair were just as important as function, citing

“It is very important to take into account the way a chair’s appearance combines with the person who sits in it.”

All components of the Arkade Chair can be modified in different finishes, making room for a personal touch.