The Munkegaard chair, also known as the Mosquito chair, is a strong, bold original
Arne Jacobsen design.
Functionality was a prerequisite for the Munkegaard chair. Originally designed in 1955 for the Munkegaard School, the chair is easily stackable and perfectly suited to home or office. It complements any décor, adding distinction, strength and charm, and making the statement of individuality it was always meant to. Thanks to our sophisticated engineering skills and
construction techniques, we have been able to bring a 1950s original up-to-date, all without altering the aesthetics. We’ve made it greener and tougher than ever before, and turned it into what it is today: a new classic for the 21st century.
The Munkegaard chair was introduced in 1955 at the Munkegaard School in Denmark. It was an archetypal Arne Jacobsen design: controversial, elegant and edgy. The Munkegaard chair remains just as eye-catching today, and at HOWE, we are extremely proud and honoured to be able to reintroduce the chair to the world.
The surface veneer is in matt lacquered 0,6 mm knife-cut sanded veneer on both sides. The inner layers are in 1,0 mm rotary cut beech. The thickness of the shell is 10-13 mm.Standard finishes: Oak, ash, and walnut as well as stained in black, white, grey, ensianblue, coral and wine red. Be aware that veneer is a natural material and differences may occur in structure and colours.
Full upholstery version and seat only upholstery available. On the seat only upholstery version the veneer is visible 15 mm all around the seat edge.The upholstery is in fabric, trevira, microfibre, leather or PU. The back is fully upholstered. As standard, the cushioning is fire retardant CMHR polyurethane foam. Thickness is 10 mm on the front of the shell and 5 mm on the back of the shell. Foam density is 55 kg/m³ on the shell. Some fabrics are upholstered with use of ‘wings’ - a nice stitching on both edges of the bend in the lower back. If upholstered chairs are to be stacked, customers should order the lose stacking panto prevent stacking marks in the upholstery. The lose stacking pan has to be ordered separately.
The frame is a round steel tube (Ø14 x 2,0). Frame finish comes in trivalent chrome (chrome3) (min. 20 μ) or in black or white powder coating (min. 50 μ) as standard. The glides are in black TPE plastic.
The Munkegaard chair is available as side chair and as barstool.
The side chair is available with a linking system called quick linking. This system will position the chairs. The system can be retrofitted and it is mounted underneath the seat. It is retractable and therefore completely invisible when not in use. The material consist of metal and POM - both in grey. This linking system is compatible with the seat pad available for Munkegaard and the linking does not conflict with the stackability.
The side chair in veneer is stackable up to 12 chairs in height of 1265 mm on floor.
The side chair in veneer is stackable up to 20 chairs in height of 1825 mm on dolly.
The upholstered side chair is stackable up to 8 chairs in height of 1262 mm on floor.
The upholstered side chair is stackable up to 15 chairs in height of 1800 mm on dolly.
The barstool in veneer is stackable up to 12 chairs in height of 1585 mm on floor.
The upholstered barstool is stackable up to 8 chairs in height of 1546 mm on floor.