I was very happy today when I opened my email and there was a note in there from Olav the Great. I met him while visiting Jonas for the Danish Chair Building Extravaganza two years ago. He is an amazing craftsman - a German cabinetmaker who has lived in Denmark for some time.
it’s a long time ago …
but now I have to say: Congratulations to your chair. THe CHair, our chair.
Because I wanted to write you I recently visited your blog just to affirm that you are a man with many faces and curiosities.
After you didn’t show up last year, only because you was busy to travel
to Japan or Alaska or such a place at the world’s other side and after a
rough storm last winter, I had to remember you. As a matter of fact our
flagpole became dismasted in this storm and that is a harsh thing in
Denmark. To manufacture a new one I needed a five to five inch timber,
30 feet in length and - what do you think? - a new square-
to-eight-side-gauge. To make a long pole short/ thin I took some
Thanks for the note, Olav! I hope to see you soon.