Design I Love: Henrik Thor-Larsen “Ovalia” 1968


Henrik Thor-Larsen created the OVALIA egg chair between 1960-70. Thor-Larsen is an industrial designer and inventor originally born in Roskilde, Denmark (1932).

OVALIA was exhibited for the first time at the Scandinavian Furniture Fair in 1968 and was an immediate success. The chair was sold up to 1978 and was in demand throughout the world.

The chair was relaunched in 2005 and has even been featured in the movie Men in Black (Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones).

I love it’s sleek and futuristic design. This is the kind of chair that is wonderful for curling up into with a good book.

I can imagine myself, as a kid, putting this chair in a corner and spinning it around to face the wall so that no one could find me. That would make me weird, right? Not quite. I’m sure plenty of you would agree with me.

What do you think about this chair?

Henrik Thor Larsen Ovalia

Henrik Thor Larsen Ovalia

Ovalia Chair Men in Black

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