Wonderful styling by the very talented Gitte Kjær for Lightyears, showing the new Orient pendants, designed in 1963 by Jo Hammerborg and relaunched exactly 50 years after its creation, and our Copper Pencil Holder.
In 1967, cabinet maker Kaj Høffer Larsen designed a children’s chair for Hubert and Kitte Trojaborg, who at that time owned the company Hukit. Over 100000 chairs have now been produced, and chairs which are now 45 years old, are still going strong in the Danish kindergartens and with us!
In the 60’s, most children wore dungarees with a brass buckle that gathered the straps at the back. This annoyed the children and scratched the back of the chair, which is why Kaj Høffer designed the large hole in the back, which today is very characteristic of the chair’s appearance.
Today Hukit is owned by LEIKA Danmark A/S, who continues to hand build chairs in Denmark from sustainable Danish beech. Today the chair is known as a Danish furniture classic.
We have mentioned her before, but Yvonne over at fraeulein-klein.blogspot.de are making some killer posts at the moment. Check out these two Easter inspired posts with recipes and tips for decorating the perfect easter table. Lovely stuff! http://bit.ly/Z71FQo and http://bit.ly/10tI0wI