This item is part of our Considered CollectionThe BK Outdoor Series is available in a range of variations. Explore the complete collection here.
Sleek and streamlined yet reassuringly robust, the BK14 sunbed was designed in 1959 by Danish architect Bodil Kjær. As pleasing to look at as it is to lie on, the sunbed is part of her Indoor-Outdoor Series, which was inspired by Cubist forms and contemporary architecture. As with the rest of the collection, the sunbed’s solid teak construction has a simple geometric quality and is designed to weather beautifully over time. Complementing cushions in weather-resistant Sunbrella fabric are also available, offering elegant lounging in optimum comfort.
Product made from sustainably sourced materials with a lower environmental impact than conventional alternatives.
Bodil Kjær has designed a number of furniture pieces or, architectural elements, as she prefers to call them. Her aim was never to create sculptural statements but rather to find functional, economic, and aesthetic solutions
Through her vast travels, Danish professor and architect Bodil Kjær has gained deep insight into the relationship between design and architecture and contributed significantly to the spread of Danish Modern design principles – this was not, however, the main purpose of her travels. Kjær wanted to explore methods and materials that could be used to realize her ideas for functional furniture systems and work environments.
Kjær was born in 1932 and grew up on her family’s ancestral farm near Horsens, Denmark, where she learned to appreciate quality and aesthetics.
She also gained a respect for nature and an interest in the dynamics of society.
As a furniture designer, Kjær views furniture construction from a purely technical perspective, interplayed with modern architecture and created for people. She always considers context and has collaborated with different professions in her desire to optimize physical settings.
Her furniture systems support creative people in their work processes, and her designs include indoor and outdoor furniture, light fixtures, a service trolley and vases, all characterized by lightness and a functionalist expression.