An art gallery that occasionally held musical concerts inspired Morten Thing and Jan Egeberg to design a bench that can be easily taken out to seat both large and small groups of visitors - and can easily be put away again. This idea has now become realit
y with the introduction of the practical and aesthetically appealing Klik-Klak, part of Fredericia Furniture's new collection. The bench was named after the sound it makes when the legs are folded up under the seat, 'klik' 'klak' in Danish. Although the b
ench has been designed for public meeting places, it is also an ideal solution for private homes for those moments when there is a need to seat large groups of guests.
"Many people live in small apartments, and here it can offer extra seats to g
uests, especially when the benches can later be put away," says Jan Egeberg, the designer of the bench. The bench easily fits behind a door, and eight benches can be put together on a trolley for minimal storage requirements. While the bench is easy
to fold together and does not require much space, when unfolded, it is stable and comfortable to sit on. It has an anonymous, simple design that melts into almost any kind of interior.
"One of its architectural strengths is its simplicity, and
it is surprising how many people it can seat. This is quite a masterpiece," says Jan Egeberg.