Jonas Lyndby Jensen
‘Åkande’, translating to Water Lily in Danish, defines a multifaceted furniture series by Jonas Lyndby Jensen, a previous recipient of the esteemed Finn Juhl Prize. The Åkande Stool with 3 legs, which can also be used as a side table, perfectly accompanies classic lounge chairs, such as those by Finn Juhl. Adorned with thoughtful details, like its refined edge, the Åkande Stool represents both aesthetics and functionality. Elegantly crafted, it is available in solid oak and walnut, ensuring durability while embodying timeless design.
Design by: Jonas Lyndby Jensen
Ø 40 cm x H 46 cm
Model and materials:
Solid oak or walnut
The series, which counts two stools, one side table, and a desk, is characterized by its irresistible detailing around the edges, reminiscent of a single leaf from a Water Lily. This feature strives to soften the appearance of the hard wood and give the design a living and organic shape. In order to achieve this result, wood as the sole material plays a crucial role, as artificial materials would never allow for the same degree of tactility, warmth and sensuousness.
Jonas Lyndby Jensen shares the story of the Åkande Series
“One of the early images that popped into my mind when designing the series was the leaf of a Water Lily. My dad used to swim in lakes and pick Water Lilies. However, the association in my mind was not to the flower, but rather the round, flat leaf with the protruding collar. The flower of a Water Lily is the star of the lake, and the leaf serves to support it. In similar fashion, I humbly perceive my line of designs as a supplement to those of my idol, Finn Juhl.”
Jonas Lyndby Jensen
With a background as both a cabinetmaker and furniture designer, Jonas Lyndby Jensen has a broad understanding of both craft and design, especially of wooden furniture based on the Scandinavian traditions. For more than 10 years he has developed, prototyped and exhibited furniture design cooperating with various manufacturers in Denmark and internationally.
Discover the Åkande Series by Jonas Lyndby Jensen below.