Relaunch of Magnus Olesen Series

Relaunch of Magnus Olesen Series
Relaunch of Magnus Olesen Series

The Magnus Olesen Series is being relaunched.

The 8000 series chair, designed by Magnus Olsen and first introduced in 1981, is a design classic that, in many people’s opinion, played a crucial role in defining furniture design in the 1980s.

The 8000 series chair will be reissued in a new colour scheme in 2021 to commemorate its 40th anniversary. The chair was initially released in a traditional 80s colour scheme, with lacquered beech and a blue, red, or yellow seat. A set of complementary colours created by the designers, on the other hand, never saw the light of day. They will be reintroduced in a renewed line in 2021. This year, they completed the 8000 series chair’s original colour combination with Rud Thygesen and Johnny Sørensen’s own colour choices, as well as muted hues that compliment the entire collection and speak to the current trend.

The 8000 series chair’s distinctive expression and design were groundbreaking in Danish furniture art. They contributed to defining furniture design for a decade. The aesthetics of the 1980s are making a comeback in today’s interior design, with minor touches like a coloured chair or vase adding a splash of colour to the decor. The chair’s stackability is preserved, and it is now made of FSC®-certified beech (FSC®C131817). It is now available in nine different colours.

The Evolution of the 8000 Series Chair

The 8000 series as a design has become a vital part of Magnus Olesen’s DNA over time. The chair was created as a proposal for a modern café chair for Copenhagen’s historic Café Victor. At the Durup plant, Flemming Olesen discovered the ideal answer for the chair’s construction (Denmark). Flemming became so consumed with finding the perfect chair construction that he spent all of his waking hours figuring out how to put it together. As a result, Magnus Olesen has created an innovative and modern chair that combines lightness, durability, and a wide range of applications, all of which are hallmarks of the classic café chair. This method of making furniture has been patented in 34 countries, making it one of a kind in the furniture industry.

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