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Pavil­ion Armchair

c. 2018

by Anderssen & Voll
for &Tradition

Pavil­ion Armchair

by Anderssen & Voll
for  &Tradition

or Call to Order

Pavil­ion armchair creates a light, lyrical, grace­ful silhou­ette. The slim arms and legs exude an airy feeling, matched by a gentle curva­ture of the veneer seat and back. The choice of a wood veneer seat (AV2) or uphol­stered versions in a variety of textiles or leather types allows for a personal touch in an endear­ing design that doesn’t impose itself on its surround­ings (AV4). Also avail­able without arms in the form of Pavil­ion chair. Pavil­ion armchair is stack­able and compact. 

Norwe­gian design­ers Ander­ssen & Voll orig­i­nally designed the chair for the historic Langelinie Pavil­ion, a testa­ment to post-war modernism, with the goal of linking classic modernism from the building’s 1950’s construc­tion to a new modernism.


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Based in Oslo, partners Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll have been instrumental in putting Norway on the global design map ever since they joined forces in 2009. Anderssen & Voll have received numerous international awards for their work within furniture, lighting and home accessories, including the Wallpaper* Magazine Award, the Red Dot and IF Awards, as well as other accolades for Best Designs and Best Designers of the year. Rather than be defined and confined to a specific way of being, Anderssen & Voll prefer to be open and approach each new project with a feeling of freedom. They develop emotionally-driven designs. Their overall desire is to create designs with souls. To animate something inanimate.

“We’re not dogmatic about it,” says Anderssen and Voll. “We’re quite open. We start designing and watch the piece take on its own personality. It’s almost like breathing life into it.” It’s an ideal approach for tackling a project for Copenhagen’s Langelinie Pavilion, a multi-functional emporium of experiences housed in a modernist building designed in the late 50s. Embracing yet breaking with the tenants of modernism, the Pavilion chair is fluid, graceful and elegant. A stackable tube chair with a beautiful bent plywood base and seat. “We wanted to bridge the old and the new with a curvaceous chair as opposed to the typical rigid lines you often find,” adds Anderssen & Voll. “With its slim lines flowing through the air, it’s a bit poetic. Almost like a delicate rope that came undone.”

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