Nienkämper reintroduces Christen Sorensen’s Expo 67 chair

Marking the 50th anniversary of both the company and the legendary Montreal event, leading Canadian furniture designer Nienkämper has reintroduced the Expo 67 Chair, designed by the celebrated Danish industrial designer Christen Sorensen.

Expo 67, Nienkämper
The Expo 67 chair, designed by the celebrated Danish industrial designer Christen Sorensen for Nienkämper. Image via Nienkämper

Originally designed and introduced at the The 1967 International and Universal Exposition in Montreal (commonly known as Expo 67), Christen’s timeless design has proven to be a relevant, contemporary solution for today’s corporate, casual and start-up environments. Comfortable and durable, with clean lines and a simple, modern aesthetic, the Expo 67 Chair’s distinct form incorporates a unique upholstery technique thats allow for seemingly endless textile and colour combinations. The chair’s outside back is Natural Beech and separated from the inside back and seat by a simple white welt detail. Designed in 1967 and introduced at Expo but unbelievably modern for today’s corporate and casual environments.

Christen Sorensen, a renowned industrial designer from Denmark, moved to Montreal in 1956 where he was involved in many design projects, including airport interiors, three pavilions for the aforementioned Expo ’67, commercial interiors, as well as furniture.

Established in 1968, Nienkämper is an internationally recognized designer and manufacturer of fine office furniture. Recognized as one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada each year since 2009, Nienkämper is committed to being at the forefront of innovation; collaborating with forward- thinking designers; and pushing the boundaries of technology.