Copenhagen architect Kevin Hviid has launched a collection of chairs, such as one particular with a seat back that seems like an oversized bow tie.

The King seat is one particular in a range of four produced by Hviid, which he designed to “challenge the normal style of a classic chair”.

Chairs by Kevin Hviid King chair

Its soft back is raised over the seat on steel poles, and is designed to resemble a dining chair melting with each other with a wingback armchair.

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“I needed to challenge the point of balance and assembly structure,” Hviid informed Dezeen. “With its peculiar dimensions, I wanted to challenge the notion of how furnishings seems.”

Each and every of the chairs in the series is named after 1 of the highest value enjoying cards in a deck – the King, Queen, Jack and Ace.

Chairs by Kevin Hviid Jack chair

“I wanted to give them every single an identity, and each one particular need to stand proud on their own,” explained the architect.

All of the pieces are primarily based on similar frameworks, but characteristic various heights, colours and resources.

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The Queen design has a substantial oval back which is manufactured from a single piece of soft leather that curves down to type a seat, while the “lean and modern day” wooden Jack chair has been made to resemble standard college seats.

Chairs by Kevin Hviid Queen chair

Hviid’s Ace layout doubles as a stool or a side table, and has a wooden seat and a tapering leg framework, intended to permit “multiple sitting postures”.

“I needed the names to illustrate that the chairs had been closely affiliated, and that they every have their very own top quality and significance – as fits in a card perform,” said Hviid.

Chairs by Kevin Hviid Ace chair

German designer Konstantin Grcic also experimented with uncommon chair shapes in his Sam Son chair, which featured a back shaped like an oversized pool noodle.

Meanwhile, Spanish studio Muka Design Lab made chairs with backrests that could be folded more than like a shirt collar.

Photography is by Hans H Baerholm.

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