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South campus of Copenhagen University

Foto: Dan Rasmussen

Lounge chair 808


The extension building “KUA3” on the south campus of Copenhagen University, which was designed by the Danish Arkitema Architects, houses the law and theological faculties. In numerous places, the modern building establishes an interdisciplinary study environment between urban structures and the informal life of the students. The open, light spaces covered with travertine on the outside, are characterised by plenty of glass and wood inside. The interior design enhances the building’s functionality, designed for teaching, studies and social interaction, aiming to represent a “dynamic around-the-clock study environment”.


16 Thonet lounge chairs 808 establish small places of retreat and rest along generous window facades. As a consistent reinterpretation of the classic wing chair, the 808 communicates cosiness and relaxation. Given the possibility to select from various colour worlds, architect Sara Anne Jung Sommer, who was responsible for the interior design, was able to add colourful highlights to the otherwise monochrome environment. The inside upholstery of the lounge chairs is covered with fabrics in the Novum (Rohi) quality in the colours Curry, Samoa and Prisma; on the outside, the striking seat shells are covered with grey formable fleece. The frames of the chairs are made of black-lacquered tubular steel. 

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