TAKT brings contemporary eco values to timelessly elegant Danish archetype

Arc Chair is the first design by Depping & Jørgensen for TAKT, the industry-leading eco-brand based in Denmark (Pictures: Mikkel Mortensen)

Arc Chair is the first design by Depping & Jørgensen for TAKT, an eco-brand based in Denmark. In TAKT’s first two years, the start-up brand has built up an impressive roster of international design studios. Depping & Jørgensen’s addition introduces a distinctly Danish flavour to the line-up.

The design duo both live and work close to the TAKT team in Copenhagen, so it’s entirely appropriate that their first collaboration should be a 21st-century reimagining of a Danish design archetype. Depping & Jørgensen are known for exploring the possibilities of wood in combination with different materials. Their first design for TAKT brings together wood and steel to create a chair that is elegant in appearance while retaining the ability to be shipped flatpack for customers to assemble in their own homes.

TAKT’s innovative business model brings high-quality design to more people in revolutionary, sustainable and transparent ways. In keeping with TAKT’s emphasis on premium design, Arc Chair is crafted from only a few principal materials: sustainable FSC®-certified wood (beech or oak) and black powder-coated steel tubes. It comes with carefully chosen eco-certified upholstery from Kvadrat textiles or Sorensen Leather.

Sustainable values and modern craftsmanship

Arc Chair references a classic Danish aesthetic, while carefully introducing sustainable values and modern craftsmanship. The archetypal unibody section that functions as both back and armrest is a Danish archetype that dates back more than 200 years and was first inspired by furniture from ancient Greece.

Depping & Jørgensen’s first prototype was showcased at ‘Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling’ in 2016, the highly regarded Danish Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition. Since then, the design has been through several iterations to ensure that it meets TAKT’s eco-design principles.