Tongue Is Back!

Edited by: Roberta De Monte

Design by: Arne Jacobsen

Where: Copenhagen

Proofreading: Bianca Baroni


The Tongue chair is a piece of design history, one of the major works of the visionary Danish designer Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971). As an architect and designer of rare talent, he was famous for his ability to work in many different scales at the same time, from the entire building to the small piece of furniture.


Tongue, unique in its style and in its forms, has been slowly disappearing after the extraordinary success of the model Ant, which, although it had been made ​​some years before, had had been more popular.

Jacobsen had designed the chair as an element of furniture for the Munkegård School and for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, but it was produced commercially only in the late 1980s and it was withdrawn after a few years.


Now the Danish Company Howe has decided to revive Tangue, with the same unique style and straightforward. Reborn as a highly sculptural piece, it has the immediately recognisable characteristics of the organic wave-form in the seat.


Tongue is now available in wood (beech, oak and walnut), leather and fabric, the color palette ranges from light pink to cognac, the legs, however, are in chrome-plated steel or in powder coated.

For its simple beauty and its compact size, this chair is suitable for any environment, from home to office.


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