Danish design company MILLION has created a quite exquisite chair that uses technology to ensure the best human fit, but that still honours Danish design traditions.
MILLION founders Jens Kajus and Claus Jacobsen collaborated with furniture designer Terkel Skou Steffensen to create a chair that is shaped with the ideal bend for the human back – and it delivers a quite unique form of comfort.
“Using 3D veneer technology, we managed to bend and shape the backrest with a double curvature, that allows us to shape it for a perfect human fit,” says Jens Kajus, Designer, CEO and Founding Partner of MILLION
The level of comfort in the backrest is really something special, which is why MILLION only offers upholstery for the seat. You can choose between a wide variety of leather or textiles.
“We wanted to create a chair for everyday use with a modern and empathetic look to fit into all different situations, environments and usages of everyday living – We named the chair, TODAY,” says Jens Kajus.
The TODAY chair comes in oak, with a mat lacquering or black dyed finish. The underframe of the chair comes in either oak, in the same choice of colour or lacquering, or steel.
Organic vs Strict Lines
Take a close look at the lines of the TODAY chair, and you’ll quickly discover the use of organic and architectural lines.
Start at the bottom and you will notice the legs, they are shaped like a half-moon. This feature gives the chair a unique characteristic depending on your viewing angle. From one angle, the legs seem thin, while from another, they appear thicker. And viewed straight on, it’s almost, as if the legs disappears into the backrest.
“We made the TODAY chair with these legs because we wanted the user to experience a dynamic look to the chair. Although the chair’s meant for everyday use, it doesn’t have to look the same every day,” says Jens Kajus.
As you work your way up the chair, you will experience the strict almost architectural lines until your eye’s lands upon the seat and rest, whose lines come from organic shapes.
“From the underframe and up, you will experience curves and organic shapes. It’s that perfect balance that gives our TODAY chair its unique look,” Jens Kajus ends.
Dining and Bar
The TODAY chair was launched at The International Furniture and Interiors Fair in Cologne 2019, and reactions have been positive, especially on the comfort of the chair.
Alongside the dining chair, MILLION also launched a barstool, the TODAY Bar. The underframe has longer legs, and the backrest is shortened to only support the lower part of the back. It features the same options for materials and finish.
Behind MILLION stand Jens Kajus and Claus Jakobsen, who collaborate with a carefully selected group of designers and architects to innovate and design and produce new products, all of which are conceived in Copenhagen and made in Denmark.
You can learn more about MILLION by visiting their company profile here.