The FK bucket seat is international design history, a beacon of modernity, a pioneer of minimalism. Designed at the end of the 1960s by Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm, the fine lines and clear contours are as compelling today as they ever were. The armrests seem to be beckoning – inviting us with open arms. The bucket provides ample protection, the leather oozes warmth and comfort. A design icon with soft upholstery. As reticent as it is effective, it underscores both the lines and the coziness. The perfect sketch, supplemented with long-lasting comfort.
The design story
Nobody needs to worry about the success of the FK family. Since the 1960s, members of the FK family have been welcomed all over in top-quality, stylish interiors – as a soloist, in compositions or as a complement for sofa and lounge groups. The developers rose to the challenge. Would it be possible to model softer upholstery into the seating area?
Facts and details
The bucket is completely covered with soft leather.
The seat swivels.
“Every piece of upholstery requires precision. And it was a very special challenge to model soft upholstery for the seating area on the classic FK.”
— Elmar Böing, development upholsterer at Walter Knoll