It must be said: our tongues are wagging. The fact that a chair—any chair—by the legendary Arne Jacobsen has managed to go unnoticed for this long is plainly mystifying, but kudos to Danish brand HOWE for seeing the wisdom in reintroducing Jacobsen’s understated, sculptural Tongue Chair.
Jacobsen conceived of Tongue, said to be one of his favorite designs, in 1955 for the Munkegård School in Denmark, and it was subsequently used in the Jacobsen-designed SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen, where the exalted Egg chair reigns supreme; but, save for a brief period in the 1980′s, Tongue has remained in hiding—until now.
In reviving this quintessentially reductive Jacobsen creation, HOWE has adhered to the Danish architect’s original specs, while applying state-of-the-art technology to improve the structural integrity of its gently curving, single-piece profile. Available in leather and veneer finishes, and a range of muted fabric tones, we’re predicting mouth-watering success for this Tongue.