Designed With Fatherly Care
In 1962, the young son of Danish designer Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen set out for a short camping trip in the countryside. While preparing for his excursion, he started feeling slightly under the weather with a sore throat.
Gjerløv-Knudsen, who couldn’t bear the thought of his son having to spend the night on the cold ground, instantly got busy constructing a solution for the dilemma.
The result is the OGK Safari Daybed which, until today, still serves its original purpose of offering a comfortable resting place that is also lightweight and easy to carry around. Produced by Danish firm Skovshoved Møbelfabrik, the daybed consists of nine carefully crafted pieces that, with some training, can be assembled – without tools – in less than a couple of minutes. It comes in a canvas carrying bag with a shoulder strap.
We adore when real-life challenges result in designs that work, and that can also stand the test of time, both in style and functionality. The OGK Safari Chair is based on the same idea and concept as the daybed and is great for a quick dash to the beach.