Embodying the innovative and forward-thinking spirit of Modernist powerhouses Hvidt & Molgaard, the HM11 AX Lounge Chair is a piece of design history. The chair’s plywood frame is shaped in three dimensions, considered a cutting-edge process in 1950 when the chair was first produced. This results in exceptional ergonomics, making the AX a delight to experience. The continuous curves of the armrest and frame bring to mind traditional cabinetry, a callback to the designer’s training.
Now produced by &Tradition, the AX is internationally regarded as one of the most comfortable chairs of its kind. The chair’s minimalist aesthetic allows it to drop seamlessly into a wide variety of different living spaces.
Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) and Orla Molgaard-Nielsen (1907-1993) were pioneers of Danish mid-century design and the founders of Copenhagen-based firm Hvidt & Molgaard.
Renowned for the simplicity of their works, the duo established a simple and precise aesthetic designing countless pieces of furniture over the years, many of which became icons of the era. Today, their work can be found exhibited at MoMA, Melbourne’s National Gallery, and Copenhagen’s Design Museum.