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metal frame changed instead, so the two back leg holes are

slightly angled. To assemble the chair, the metal frame goes

onto the chair and then the legs are screwed through the

frame’s holes into the chair. Each screwable leg is pretreated

with dry glue, so the fitting will be locked tight.

“Because the technician had the time and dedication,

he was able to create this great and very smart solution,”

Christina says. “The construction solution of sticking the legs

into the base is important technically and design-wise. If we

would have given up the metal frame, the chair could have

been too ‘50s. The frame takes it into 2012. PREBEN stretches

from our time to a more timeless product.”

Working as designers for IKEA since 2000, Christina and

Hanne already have a number of timeless designs to their

credit like KULLA and LEDET lighting series. Their studio is

based in Copenhagen, where they work alongside a small

staff and friendly Labrador on a number of projects from

lighting and household products to care solutions and packaging.

They are both graduates of the Royal Danish Academy

of Fine Arts.

news APRIL 2012

“ PREBEN stretches from our time

to a more timeless product.”

Designer Christina Halskov

Made of hardwearing

materials like tempered

glass and metal, the

VITTSJÖ series is

open and airy, adding

a modern touch to any




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