Skovgaard Jensen 1903


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Commander of Danish design

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The name gives it away. With its defining armrests, solid seat and supportive backrest, the Captain chair lives up to its prominent calling. It’s an almost underplayed design that fits any room, yet stands out from the crowd with its indisputable feel of being solidly grounded. Like you need any captain to be. Originally designed by Erik Buck in 1950 for R. Skovgaard Jensen the Captain chair was made in Palisander, Teak and Oak. The broad and comfortable chair was made for the North American market but was also part of the interior on the Royal Danish Yacht. Of course. Today, the Captain chair is made only in solid certified oak from Scandinavian forests.

Seatheight: 45cm
Weight: 6,5 kg

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The Designer

Erik Buck

Erik Buck was born in Copenhagen in 1923.

Erik Buck

His designs carried the form, of what is called "The Modern Scandinavian Style". Like many of the well known contemporary Danish designers, Buck’s trademarks was “organic, functional and aesthetic” furniture made by master craftsmen in Danish oak and birch but also even more exotic materials like Teak and Palisander.

His breakthrough was "Model 49" which originally came out in 1949. An elegant dining chair that now is relaunched as SJ49 or "Jazz" along with the "Captains Chair" which was launched in 1955.

Buck died in 1981. His designs have long been vintage bestsellers and are now available in genuine replicas.