Hildur Chair 4 kg
- Only 4 kg
The Hildur chair is a statement as well as a functional piece of furniture, serving its purpose without sacrificing comfort. Unassuming and reliable, its lightness means that seating for a conference or lecture hall can be set up quickly and easily. Hildur is never in the way and is easy to maintain, move or stow away. It is the ideal solution for a variety of functions and spaces, both large and small.
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Valdimar’s ambition has always been to design a stackable chair that is lightweight, comfortable and multifunctional. He has been working on and improving his design for the past 12 years. In 2010 he introduced the chair, which has, among other places, been in use at the Harpa Concert and Conference Centre in Iceland since its opening. With the newest version, Valdimar has finally fulfilled his design ambitions. The chair is both beautiful and functional: it is light, easy to move, and stackable, which makes it ideal for a number of different functions.
Architect Valdimar Harðarson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, in 1951. He graduated from Lund University in Sweden in 1980 and started his own company when he returned to Iceland. He is one of the founders of ASK Architects, a leading architectural firm in Iceland. Apart from his work on buildings, Valdimar has designed furniture for both the Icelandic market and international buyers. Among his early works is the folding chair Sóley, which was introduced in 1983 and has since become a classic piece. Sóley has earned Valdimar a number of awards, including the Möbel des Jahres (Chair of the Year) award and Stuttgart Design Center prize in Germany, the Roscoe Award in the USA and Design Prizes in Japan, as well as the Deutscher Designer Club medaille. Over the course of his career, Valdimar has worked on several buildings and urban planning all over Iceland. ASK Architects have won numerous awards, and Valdimar’s design for the summer house Gata in Iceland was nominated for the 2007 Mies van der Rohe Award.
Valdimar Harðarson is an Icelandic company whose primary function is to design and produce contract furniture. This is a true family business, run by Valdimar Harðarson and his daughters, Sóley and Hrafnhildur, who have a simple mission: to get quality design and production directly to consumers in a cost-effective way.
The Hildur chair is a timeless Scandinavian design, it will never go out of style. We take pride in using durable and high-quality materials. By utilizing these materials, we ensure that the chair lasts longer and does not need to be replaced as frequently, reducing its environmental impact.
In addition, the Hildur chair's replaceable seat and backrest provide a sustainable solution for refreshing its appearance. Rather than disposing of the entire chair, the replaceable components allow for easy refurbishment, reducing waste and promoting a circular economy.
The weight and volume of the Hildur chair are also integral to its sustainability. The chair's lightweight construction and ability to stack up to 40 chairs on a trolley significantly reduce its carbon footprint during transportation and storage. This feature also allows for more efficient use of space, reducing the need for excess storage and minimizing the environmental impact of transportation.
Finally, our manufacturers' adherence to the ISO 14001 environmental management system standard ensures that our production processes meet the highest environmental standards. By continuously assessing and improving our environmental performance, we reduce our environmental impact and ensure that the Hildur chair is a sustainable option for seating.