Chair History Mystery Solved!
Our readers are so smart!
Well, wonder no more. Thanks to one of our readers, we now know what chair inspired Room & Board’s designers. It’s the “Model nr 8” (pictured below in teak), created in 1953 by Danish designer Helge Sibast. Sibast Mobelfabrik is best known for its collaboration with Arne Vodder in the 1950s and 60s; the partnership produced some of the most popular exported Danish furniture designs, including cabinetry, tables and seating.
So now there’s just one thing left to wonder: why is Room & Board’s version called the Soren chair and not the Sibast chair?