Design and Fabrication
Bøje meaning bend in Danish was inspired by the bend of a leaf. Crafted at the Royal Academy of Design School in Copenhagen, this chair was inspired by my furniture idol Alvar Aalto. Handmade with local Danish maple and a traditional soap finish, this design was shaped with Japanese carving tools, and is held together by traditional joinery with 2 simple screws for the backrest attachment. Shaped to be as delicate and airy as a paper thin leaf yet as durable as solid wood, Bøje was custom made to my proportions and needs. I often longed for a chair capable of crossing my legs in while also being able to recline for a bit of lounging as well. This design received top marks in wood craftsmanship at the KADK design school and gained recognition at the international furniture fair in Atlanta, Georgia.
Photo credit: Dylan Howe, Nadine Foik, Lars Hansen