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Inspired by the Space Age, the name stems from

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Volther emerged into the furniture and design world in the 1960s. In 1964 Volther made the Corona Chair. The name was inspired by the Corona, or outer plasma of the sun, which can clearly be seen during a solar eclipse. This caught Volther’s attention when he saw time lapse photography of such event. When it was first released, its modern look did not please the European people. However, it was highly admired in the United State. It was manufactured by Erik Jergensen, who had a workshop in Svendborg, Denmark to upholster furniture.

The Corona chair mimics the vertebrate of the human body.

The rib-like supports reach around to provide a resting place for the arms. Its covers can be made from high grain Italian leather or fabrics of different colors. The spine of the chair is made from stainless steel and the foam is molded polyurethane. The legs and frame are matt chromed spring steel.


The original Corona chair was

made out of oak.

However, the oak was not strong enough to provide sufficient support. A year later the EJ 605 model was released, which was made out of steel. Finally in 1964, Volther made the Corona chair that we see today with the stainless steel frame, molded polyurethane, and Italian leather. The Corona chair was used by the European Union during the EU Summit in Copenhagen in 2002.


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Corona Chair  

An inspirational booklet about Poul Volther's Corona Chair.