Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Arne Jacobsen’s Tongue chair is back with Howe

Designed in 1955 for Munkegård School in Denmark, the Tongue is Arne Jacobsen’s second completed chair design – coming right after the Ant chair.

It was later placed in the rooms at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, where it was also modified for use as a bar stool. Yet it wasn’t available internationally until the 1980s and even then only for a short while.

Now the Tongue is back and, restored by HOWE, it’s now produced in multiple finishes such as veneer, leather or fabric, together with legs in chrome or black and white powder-coated steel.

I adore the fabric - Divina MD - and its fancy palette:  light pink, mint blue, ochre, and sand! 

"We just fell in love!
We admit it. We fell truly, madly, deeply in love with this chair. When the opportunity arose to take Arne Jacobsen’s Tongue chair under our wing at HOWE, we couldn’t resist. Does it sound crazy? 
That’s fine. We’re happy to say that we’re more than a little mad about this delightful chair.

You see, the cutely named Tongue (AJ 3102) is a Danish design classic that went missing. Designed right after the Ant chair, the Tongue was always one of Arne Jacobsen’s favourites but never really found a home.
It’s a fascinating story and one that we’re happy to make sure has a happy ending."


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