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Poul M. Volther

Poul M. Volther was a Danish furniture designer who is remembered above all for his iconic Corona Chair.  First trained as a cabinetmaker, Volther studied furniture design at the Arts and Crafts School in Copenhagen. A believer in Functionalism, he avoided short-lived aesthetic trends, concentrating on the simple crafting of fine materials. With the support of designer Hans Wegner, he was employed from 1949 by the cooperative FDB, working in their the design studio under the leadship of Borge Mogensen. Mogensen left FDB in 1959, leaving Volther in charge.