Key facts

Product:
C44 Table
Family:
FDB
Manufacturer:
Hay
Designer:
Jørgen Baekmark
Architonic ID:
1188605
Country:
Denmark
Designed:
1965
Launched:
2011
Groups:
Tables-Dining tables
Gastronomy-Canteen tables
Gastronomy-Mensa tables

Product description

Jørgen Bækmark’s table series for FDB has a multi-purpose feature, as the tabletop is reversible, with both a black and a white melamine surface. The honest and straightforward construction, where the table legs continue through to become part of the tabletop, is a fusion of aesthetic and function. Available in three sizes.

DIMENSIONS
L 120 x D 70 x H 73,5 cm
L 160 x D 80 x H 73,5 cm

MATERIALS
Frame: Solid beech, soap teated or lacquered
Tabletop: 12 mm MDF, black and white melamine, edges in soap treated beech wood. Reversible.

COLOURS
Nature

Product family

Concept

The FDB series incarnates HAY’s core values: good design, democratic prices and industrial production. With the original idea from 1933 and under Børge Mogensen’s leadership as design director from 1942, FDB created a strong furniture concept that linked industrial production with furniture made by architects. In practical terms, the industrial approach eliminated the need for special components, as all the chairs had the same legs, just as the main emphasis was not on detailing, since the underlying ideology was to make wellmade furniture accessible to the general population. That idea revolutionized the industry as a precursor of many of the design icons that Denmark is world-famous for today.
The FDB series also pioneered knock-down furniture: furniture that comes in a box and is assembled by the user. Kvist Møbler produced the FDB furniture then and still does today – only now with HAY as the standard-bearer for democratic design furniture with a long life span.
With its wide back and seat combined with the light, vertical graphic expression, J104 resembles a cross between a dining chair and a lounge chair. In this unique composition, although the broad seat takes up visual space, the slat structure of the back lightens the overall impression and makes J104 a natural-born sculptural classic.