OGK Safari Chair

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OGK Safari Chair

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The OGK Safari Chair

- designed in 1962, by Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen.


The story goes that Mr. Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen felt sorry for his son who was heading off on a camping trip and he didn’t wanted him to sleep or sit on the ground.

As the OGK Daybed, the chair is designed over the bucksaw principal. The danish name for the chair is Savstol - meaning “bucksaw chair”.

With practice, the OGK Chair can be assembled in 2 minutes. The chair comes in a handy bag with shoulder strap, should you wish taking it for a walk. The OGK Chair has many functionalities: beach chair, garden chair or as a lounge chair.

The products are very green that doesn’t require any screws for assembly. It’s light and comfortable.

Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen trained as a cabinet maker serving his apprenticeship under Ludvig Pontoppidan, Copenhagen.

In 1952 graduated from the Kunsthåndværkerskolen (School of Arts and Crafts and from the furniture Department of the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1955.

Between 1955 - 1957 worked with architects Kay Kørbing, later between 1957 - 1960 in the office of Vilhelm Lauritzen.

After 1962 he collaborated with architect Torben Lind.

Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen taught at the School of Arts and Crafts (Kunsthåndværkerskolen) becoming Rector of the Department of Furniture Design

Photo by Eric Klitgaard - copyright 1974

Photo by Eric Klitgaard - copyright 1974

He has been a member of the Danish Design Council (DDC) since 1977. Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen has exhibited at many International exhibitions including the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York.


Wood: Untreated Beech
Cover: Uncolored natural linen
Rope: Sisal

Disclaimer:

Do not tighten the rope too much or it will snap!
Do not let the chair get wet - the canvas do not like water, will get stained!