Introducing Arc Chair by Depping & Jørgensen
Arc Chair is a prominent example of how good design is in constant conversation with the past, present and future. Arc Chair takes a starting point of a classic arm chair and brings it forward by merging aspects of sustainability and modern craftsmanship. The classic arm chair, where an upper unibody section functions as both the back rest and arm support, is an old Danish archtype that dates back more than 200 years and was originally inspired by Antique furniture from Greece.
Slow Craft Meets Modern Tech
Arc Chair bridges classic and modern craftsmanship. Each curve and shape has been carefully optimized by hand in the metal and wood workshops of TAKT and Depping & Jørgensen. During the industrialization, the sensibility of the design has been translated to modern robotic machinery which is finally reviewed and completed by skilled craftsmen. The result is a precisely crafted piece of design that leverages modern machinery while retaining human sensibility.
The act of blending in
Arc Chair can also be customised with a variety of Kvadrat wool fabrics and aniline leather from Sørensen Leather, so your chairs will naturally blend in with your personal interior. The chair comes with carefully chosen upholsteries. Dunes black leather, Basel 183, Basel 186, Steelcut 190. All fabrics are certified with the EU-flower and our leathers have received the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.
Beech wood is sturdy and durable yet relatively flexible. The beech tree is still a common tree in Denmark and it is widely employed for objects such as furniture, toys, clogs, veneer, plywood and parquet floors. Its widespread use is a testament to its unpretentious and approachable nature. We only work in FSC® certified wood, which means the forests are given time to naturally regenerate, local wildlife is sustained and worker conditions are balanced.
Arc Chair is designed through TAKT’s Eco System Design principles and are shipped as flat packs, which itself is made from recycled materials. We can pack 3 times more products in the same volume and therefore minimise CO2 emissions during transportation. The compact shipping also protects the furniture so it is less likely to be damaged during transport. Arc Chair is 100% eco-certified and produced using wood from sustainable forests and other controlled material, just as the full supply chain is certified. It is constructed for disassembly, meaning that Arc Chair can be separated out into key materials for recycling and worn parts can be replaced. Comes with a five-year warranty.
We don’t service an expensive network of physical retail stores or distribution warehouses. We work directly with the best furniture workshops. When we receive your order, we dispatch the product from our central warehouse in Denmark and ship it to you directly. That is how we can put more value into the product, sell it to you at a fair price and keep you informed along the way.
We continue the tradition of design for everyone by being fair and up-front with our prices. To us, transparency is about inviting the public into our inner-workings so that you can see how we do things – that we price things fairly, so you don’t pay more than needed for good quality, but also so you pay enough to fairly support our workers, source our materials in sustainable ways, and build a business that is able to sustain itself. That’s why we believe in transparency from production, to transport to pricing.
The design is clean and simple, yet with a sculptural expression. The chair frame is made of metal tubes combined with a unique saddle connection to ensure a smooth transition where the hard metal meets the softer wood.Depping & Jørgensen