Copenhagen-based designer Thomas Bentzen has designed a wooden lounge chair for Danish brand Muuto, informed by a traditionally simple Scandinavian aesthetic.
While a lounging chair is typically entirely upholstered in fabric for a softer, more cushiony finish, the Cover Lounge Chair retains a stripped down wooden body, like the original all-wood Cover Chair.
Boasting a strong beech wood frame, the chair features a wide, rounded backrest in form-pressed veneer that curves downwards to form the armrests, in a bid to offer more comfort and an “inviting expression”.
Bentzen set out to create “a comfortable lounging design in wood that was at once modern and timeless whilst deeply rooted in the traditions of Scandinavian craftsmanship”.
Despite sharing this aesthetic with the regular Cover Chair, the lounge chair has a more relaxed appeal, with a more solid base and a taller back to allow for added comfort and a “grander” visual appearance.