What we make is a delight for the eyes and has a function.
It is produced using organic and sustainable materials with respect for the environment and the work conditions of human beings.
The quality cannot be questioned.
Mette Munk Plum
The Danish lounger
An afternoon in the summer, I visited my friends.
An old lounger was standing in the garden underneath a fruit tree. It just stood there, quietly accepting the sunshine, which penetrated the branches of the tree and placed itself upon the open chair.
The old lounger is from the 30s and it is made of rattan, which is a very sturdy and at the same time light organic material. The durability is saying everything as the old chair has passed the age of 70.
Once it was used at hospitals and sanatoria, where people went to recuperate. The nurses took the lounger in one hand and the patient in the other, while helping the sick person outside to enjoy a bit of sun and fresh air. Rattan does not weigh much and the lounger is easy to carry around.
The lounger blends with the nature. It fits everywhere. In a garden, on the beach, on a balcony. Beautiful and simple and at the same time not showy.
You can have a nap and afterwards the chair can be folded up and stored. Or the footrest can be bend underneath the seat and it can be used as a regular chair. It must have been a gift for the patients, who were allowed to come outside.
When I first saw it, I instantly knew that I wanted a similar one and I was searching for it everywhere, without luck. I decided to create one and put it into production.
One of the last basket makers in Denmark, is called Knud. He helped making a prototype. We made a few changes compared to the old one. It had to be stronger, as people nowadays are larger.
Indonesia is the country of rattan. Here the lounger is made. Handmade, the way they usually do it. The same way as the old lounger once was made in Denmark.
It’s called Liggestolen, means “the lounger”.
The lounger can last for more than a life time. Be ware of it.
Our products are all made from organic, sustainable materials.
Rattan is a fast growing climbing plant related to the palm tree. Rattan meets today’s’ demand of sustainability as it quickly grows up again after pruning. When you heat the canes they can be bended and shaped for making furniture like the Deckchair, Liggestolen.
Rattan is a strong and durable material and it hardly weighs anything. It’s so light! It is very suitable for making furniture.
There are many sorts of rattan. The one we have chosen is called Manau. It is known as a strong sort, and it is especially resistant to mould fungus.
The kapok-mattress is filled with kapok. All the cushions are fillede with kapok. Kapok inside and cotton outside.
The Kapok comes from the kapoktree (Ceiba Pentandra). It can become about 70 meters tall.
The tree forms very big elongated fruits about the same size as a hand. When the fruits are mature, they fall down and when they hit the ground, they open up and reveals the finest and almost weightless down fibres, which is kapok.
The fibres are surrounded by a waxy membrane which makes kapok water-resistant. The membrane prevents moth, dust mites and bacteria from getting inside the fibres. This is a great advantage for people who suffers from allergies.
Furthermore, kapok is self-cleaning. It contains a natural acidity drug, which also prevents bacteria from thriving.
Kapok is a natural product, it’s simply wonderful and very comfortable to lie on. Your skin breathes.