Danish designer chairs for Imperial Palace Hofburg
After a strong competition with other exclusive furniture manufacturers, Engelbrechts A/S in Copenhagen came out on top and was selected to deliver 3,500 designer chairs to the Hofburg, the old Imperial Palace in Vienna.
Vienna Hofburg Congress Center & Redouten Halls, part of the Hofburg Palace, has placed an order for Engelbrechts' fully upholstered Chairik chair in black bison leather and frame in chrome steel. The Chairik chair is designed by Erik Magnussen – and in connection with the Hofburg order, Mr. Magnussen designed a new armrest in black lacquered high pressure moulded aluminium for the chair.
The order is to be delivered during the 4th quarter of 2007 and probably one of the first interactions with the chairs will be to comfort the thousands of guest at the galla banquet taking place in connection with the traditional New Year's Imperial Ball at the Hofburg on Dezember 31st 2007.
Besides being the former Imperial Palace, the Hofburg is also headquarters to the Federal President of the Republic of Austria, which has a great and exclusive conference area. In 2007, the conference area facilities were renovated, during which the renowned Austrian architect, Bruno Sandbichler, chose the Chairik chair to furnish the rooms.
Development director Morten Engelbrecht from Engelbrechts A/S, Copenhagen is very pleased with the order. "For us it is an important recognition that the Chairik chair has been chosen for this project, and for the Danish furniture export in general. It is great that we can manage well in the constant high demand competitions with the best international manufacturers. For many years the German speaking countries have been very important export markets for Engelbrechts and this order is yet another confirmation of our strategy to become an important player around there. Our aiming at the Austrian market and the great effort of our agent Ole Bjerregaard (Dansk Design, Wiener Neudorf) now bear fruit".
Photo: Ulrich Ghezzi
Photo: Ulrich Ghezzi