Poul M. Volther
Poul Volther was a cabinetmaker and later studied at the Danish Design School. Volther was against fads and aesthetic smartness, and loved the simple manufacture of fine materials. As a teacher at the Danish Design School, he influenced hundreds of young furniture designers’ sense of craftsmanship and quality. His friend and colleague Hans J. Wegner introduced him to FDB Mobelfabrik where he was employed in 1949 in their furniture design studio which was led, at the time, by another design great – Borge Mogensen. As chief architect, Volther focused on designed a variety of aestheticall pleasing dining chairs, lounge chairs and sofas. The corona chair is without doubt his most famous design and is gaining a status similar to Arne Jacobsen’s Swan and Egg chairs.