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Portrait Chair

Portrait Chair

Refined precision with a seductive elegance

The Portrait Chair was the winning entry in a design competition sponsored by the National Museum of Norway. The brief called for a welcoming, multifunctional chair for use in the museum’s public spaces. The jury, led by British designer Jasper Morrison, lauded Portrait as “a beautiful chair that adds a seductive softness and elegance to the room where it will be used.”

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Description

Well Framed for the Human Body

The forms and lines of the Portrait Chair relate to the forms and lines of the seated human body, which makes the geometry of the chair naturally generous and comfortable.

Uniquely Norwegian

In addition to the simple accents and natural materials that are common to contemporary Scandinavian design, Portrait’s sinuous lines and universal forms bring forth the freer, more poetic aesthetic of its designer’s native Norway.

A New Twist on a Familiar Form

The Portrait Chair builds on a familiar typology—a carved wood seat and backrest held by a welded frame of tubular steel—yet feels fresh, thanks to precise execution and refined details.

Dimensions

View a sample of available dimensions.

A line drawing - Portrait Chair–Armless–Upholstered

Portrait Chair–Armless–Upholstered

Height: 29.63″
Width: 20″
Depth: 20.63″
Seat Depth: 20.63″ – 18.75″

A line drawing - Portrait Chair–Armless–Upholstered Seat–Wood Back

Portrait Chair–Armless–Upholstered Seat–Wood Back

Height: 29.63″
Width: 20″
Depth: 20.63″
Seat Depth: 20.63″ – 18.75″

A line drawing - Portrait Chair–Armless–Wood

Portrait Chair–Armless–Wood

Height: 29.63″
Width: 20″
Depth: 20.63″
Seat Depth: 20.63″ – 18.75″

A line drawing - Portrait Chair–With Arms–Upholstered

Portrait Chair–With Arms–Upholstered

Height: 29.63″
Width: 20″
Depth: 20.63″
Seat Depth: 20.63″ – 18.75″
Arm Height: 24.75″

A line drawing - Portrait Chair–With Arms–Upholstered Seat–Wood Back

Portrait Chair–With Arms–Upholstered Seat–Wood Back

Height: 29.63″
Width: 20″
Depth: 20.63″
Seat Depth: 20.63″ – 18.75″
Arm Height: 24.75″

A line drawing - Portrait Chair–With Arms–Wood

Portrait Chair–With Arms–Wood

Height: 29.63″
Width: 20″
Depth: 20.63″
Seat Depth: 20.63″ – 18.75″
Arm Height: 24.75″

Materials

A digital swatch of walnut seat and back material

Veneer

Seat, back

A digital swatch of Panno di Dolce Flannel.

Textiles

Upholstery

A digital swatch of the black frame material

Finishes

Frame

Features

Detail image of Portrait Chair with Walnut seat and back, and black frame with arms.

Refined precision

Detail image of Portrait Chair with Walnut seat and back, and black frame with arms.

Sinuous lines

Portrait Chair with walnut seat and back stacked onto Portrait Chair with ebony ash back and upholstered seat.

Stacks up to five high

Options

Detail image of Portrait Chair with Walnut seat and back, and black frame with arms.

Veneer seat and back

Detail image of Portrait Chair with upholstered seat and back, satin chrome frame with arms.

Upholstered seat and back

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