Bold and beautiful
The Munkegaard chair, also known as the Mosquito chair, is a strong, bold concept from the celebrated Danish designer and architect Arne Jacobsen. Introduced in 1955 at the Munkegaard School in Denmark, it is an archetypal Jacobsen design: controversial, elegant and edgy.
Easily stackable and perfectly suited to home or office, it complements any décor, adding distinction and eye-catching charm and making a statement about individuality and independence.
An extraordinary man of vision, Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971), is one of the greatest names in 20th century Danish design. His bold and distinctive ideas and offbeat aesthetics pushed design into new territory. Today, Arne Jacobsen’s work is part of many museums’ permanent collections, and is prized by collectors and loved by people of many generations.
Arne Jacobsen was famous for his ability to work on many different scales at the same time. One of his greatest achievements is the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (1960), where he was not only the architect of the building but the designer responsible for everything within – from furnishings right down to the cutlery in the restaurant.
At HOWE, we admire groundbreaking designs. That's why we hold the masters of modernist design like Arne Jacobsen in such high regard. With their keen sense of proportion, passion for detail and skilled use of organic lines and sculptural elements, Arne Jacobsen's designs have achieved iconic status. Whether you call it the Mosquito chair or the Munkegaard chair, this chair is a functional beauty. HOWE's engineering expertise and construction techniques have helped make it what it is today: a new classic for the 21st century.