Poul M. Volther's Corona Chair
The Corona Chair was designed my Poul M. Volther in 1964 and is available in several variants of cashmere and leather, in colours such as black, white and red. In addition, some special editions were produced, like the anniversary model in brown natural leather upholstery.
Since its release, the Corona Chair was instantly recognized for its light, yet sculptural and striking design which ensured its popularity and place in countless movies, fashion series and music videos. So, buying Corona Chair original can be rather costly and that’s why many choose to buy a second-hand model instead. However, as with all second-hand products, you don’t have any guarantee of the condition of the chair. So, safer and still cheaper option is to buy Corona replica.
In any case, you can choose between different materials and colours to find the model that fits best in your home or office and matches your personal style. If you’re into vivid and bold colours, you can buy Corona Chair with wool upholstery since these models are produced in a variety of bright colours. If you’re looking for a more classic and elegant look, you can choose leather Corona Chair in black or white.
This iconic piece of contemporary furniture fits perfectly in many different living rooms – maybe you want this light and artistic design to embellish the atmosphere around your coffee table, in a nook or along the wall in front of the window, with lots of light and space around it so that the design may really come into its own.
The organic shape of the Corona Chair that mimics human anatomy with its ribs and spine ensures great comfort, but if you want to take it even further and relax as much as possible, you can add a matching footstool to your Corona Chair. The footstool can be purchased with the chair or you can buy it separately at a later time. Keep in mind that even without the footstool, this iconic piece of mid-century furniture design is extremely comfortable.
Second-Hand Corona Chair
One of the advantages of buying a second-hand model is that it has a patina which gives the chair a unique charm. However, the biggest disadvantage is that you cannot be sure what condition the chair is in and, consequently, how long it will last. In addition, when buying a second-hand model, you must make the time to keep an eye on various websites and auctions and possibly drive back home empty-handed if the model does not meet your standards.
Dimensions of the chair?
The chair has been designed with following dimensions:
|Seat height||42 cm|
Corona Chair on Sale
Due to its popularity, it’s extremely unlikely that Corona Chair will be on sale, so buying a second-hand is far more realistic option if you don’t have the budget for the original Knoll Corona Chair. Still, it never hurts to look around, so even if it’s very unlikely, you can still maybe get lucky and find the original model on sale somewhere.
Corona Chair Cost
The cost depends on the model you choose with leather models being more expensive than cashmere ones. Also, while the original is rather costly, the Corona chair replica can be bought for a fraction of the original price. While the second-hand average price is hard to precisely determine due to various factors like the seller and the condition, the original price is around 25.000kr (£2900 / $3775).
A special edition of the Corona chair was designed for the anniversary of the original release with cognac coloured natural leather. Despite the immense popularity of the original model, the special and limited variants add diversity to the Corona Chair family and are extremely sought-after by dedicated collectors. The cost of the anniversary edition is around 50.000kr (£5800 / $7550).
A Child of the 1960s Danish Furniture Design
Poul M. Volther designed his Corona chair in 1964 and it was instantly recognized and gained a huge popularity in short time after its release. The chair got its name from the wreath or corona that can be seen around the Sun during a full solar eclipse.
As the story goes, Volther and the furniture manufacturer Erik Jørgensen were in the final stages of producing the Corona Chair on a summer day in the early 1960s when the full solar eclipse occurred and inspired the designer and the manufacturer to give this lounge chair its name.
Designed in three pieces which seem to float on the steel frame, Poul Volther’s Corona Chair has a light and beautiful expression, with the organic shape, modern look and playful colours which are synonymous with Volther’s designs.
Poul M. Volther's Eye for the Details
Qualified as a cabinetmaker, Volther had a special eye for details and was devoted to producing high-quality furniture, both in terms of materials and design. This is particularly evident in the Corona chair which is widely considered a masterpiece of Volther’s work.
The designer supplemented his cabinetmaker education by also studying at the Danish Design School where he worked as a professor for a number of years and influenced hundreds of young designer. In that sense, while the Corona Chair remains Volther’s most iconic piece, his influence marked generations of designers and his fingerprints are set in many homes and offices, both in Denmark and throughout the world.