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Engelbrechts introduces the Plateau lounge chair, designed by Erik Magnussen

At Milan’s international furniture fair at the end of April 2009, the furniture manufacturer Engelbrechts will introduce a new lounge chair designed by Erik Magnussen. The chair has been christened Plateau, since its right armrest has a wide flat surface on which the user can place his/her Dry Martini, remote control or even a laptop. Plateau is a lounge chair for our times, designed for situations where work and leisure blend together. It is ideal for lounge and reception areas as well as for the home.

The chair is 120 cm tall and set on a highly finished aluminium base which is available with or without automatic return swivel. Plateau is manufactured in cold foam on top of hard foam, which creates a very comfortable seat. Plateau is available with leather or textile covers. Its challenging organic shape has led to new production processes that minimise sewing. As a result, the chair only has two pieces of textile or leather: one for the seat and one for the backrest.

 The designer Erik Magnussen found inspiration for Plateau by contemplating the shape of his own left hand. Erik’s thumb inspired the chair’s plateau, and his other fingers the backrest.

 Plateau will be available on the international market from the end of May 2009

Facts about Plateau:

  • Produced by Engelbrechts
  • Designed by Erik Magnussen
  • Plateau is sold via selected dealers in Europe, North America, Japan and Australia

·         Dimensions: height 120 cm., width 88 cm., depth 93 cm. and seating height 36 cm.

·         Weight: 17.5 kg.

·         Available with automatic return swivel or free turn

·         The shell is made of 15 mm. cold foam on hard MDI foam

·         The base is made of polished aluminium

·         Plateau is available with selected textile and leather covers

·         Option of one type of textile or leather cover on the backrest and another on the seat

·         Prices start at EUR 2,940 excl. VAT for the textile models and EUR 4,290 excl. VAT for the leather models 

More information:

Questions about pictures, inquiries about borrowing the product for photographing, or requests for interviews with Erik Magnussen can be arranged with:
ENGELBRECHTS A/S, Claus Raahauge claus@engelbrechts.com  or tel. +45 3391 9896


Questions about the product and Engelbrechts can be directed at:

ENGELBRECHTS A/S, Managing director Peter Mahler Sørensen, peter.mahler@engelbrechts.com or tel.
+45 3391 9896


More information about Erik Magnussen:
Erik Magnussen, born in 1940 in Copenhagen, was educated as a ceramist and in 1960 he graduated with the highest distinction from The School of Applied Arts and Crafts. For a number of years he worked for Bing & Grøndahl and among his latest works are furniture for Engelbrechts, door handles for Franz Schneider Brakel Gmbh, tabletop in pewter for Royal Selangor, tabletop in stainless steel and plastic for A/S Stelton, porcelain lamps for Licht und Form and furniture for Fritz Hansen A/S. www.magnussen-design.com


More information about Engelbrechts:
Engelbrechts produces and markets exclusive furniture for the international market. Its designers include well-known names such as Erik Magnussen, Jørgen Rasmussen and Kasper Salto. The furniture is sold via selected dealers in Europe, North America, Japan and Australia. See more at: www.engelbrechts.com.




TEL: +45 3391 9896
FAX: +45 3391 9197




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