Designed by Andreas Engesvik
In addition to the simple accents and natural materials that are common to contemporary Scandinavian design, Portrait’s sinuous lines and universal forms bring forth the freer, more poetic aesthetic of its designer’s native Norway.
Well Framed for the Human Body
The forms and lines of the Portrait Chair relate to the forms and lines of the seated human body, which makes the geometry of the chair naturally generous and comfortable.
A New Twist on a Familiar Form
The Portrait Chair builds on a familiar typology—a wood seat and backrest held by a welded frame of tubular steel—yet feels fresh, thanks to precise execution and refined details.
“I wanted this to be a generous and comfortable chair, but I think it’s also important, when you work in a familiar typology, to differentiate the design.”