Z—down chair

Some design objects are so ubiquitous that you barely notice them; so understated and functional that they seem almost to be an extension of their surroundings. The work of the Danish design genius Erik Magnussen falls into just this category. Magnussen is often overlooked, perhaps due to his intense focus on simplicity and functionality – practically designed products for day-to-day life. His enduring masterpiece is the foldable Z-down chair.

“I’m a craftsman solving practical problems,
not an intellectual.”

Erik Magnussen