When Gunilla Norin designed Viken in 1983, she wanted a practical and comfortable chair for her balcony. So she made one. Viken is the very essence of an idea that in hindsight is so obvious that it seems so simple: overlap the slats, so the seat can be folded. But the structure is unusual because it is made entirely from teak wood. There are no screws, frames, or metal rods. What you see is what you get. For the past thirty years, the imitations, the copies, and the mimics have come thick and fast. Some believe that it’s the most copied of all chairs. And that could well be the case. When you buy Viken, you’re buying the original.
Viken is a dining set all in teak. The chair and tables are all collapsible.
Check out Kryss for another style of folding dining chair.
Design: Gunilla Norin