Hans Thyge & Co.
“Creativity is the variety of impressions, which are combined with memories and associations, and filtered through the individual view,” says designer Hans Thyge Raunkjær (* 1957). After training at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen, he worked as a stage designer of a theatre group. He then lived for seven years in Milan, where he also worked as a freelancer for the George Sowden studios. In 1991 he founded his own design studio.
Hans Thyge & Co. works with furniture-, concept- and product design. In addition, the company has a division dealing with 3D graphics, interior design, exhibition design and communications design.
For Labofa Hans Thyge designed the REEF Collection as well as the SHARK and GROOVY programmes – and in cooperation with Hans Sandgren Jakobsen – the COBRA products.
Hans Sandgren Jakobsen
Hans Sandgren Jakobsen (born 1963) graduated from the Danish Design School in 1990. Originally trained as a cabinet maker he worked at Rud. Rasmussen – one of the most creative Cabinet-makers in Denmark.
He has received a number of awards and scholarships and has also had several freelance projects for companies in Denmark and abroad. His works are represented at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Copenhagen and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
With his love of light and simplicity Jakobsen follows the Danish-Scandinavian design tradition.
In cooperation with Hans Thyge he designed the COBRA range for Labofa.
The COBRA chair has got its obvious name due to the very distinctive and sweeping back conjuring up the raised head of the snake. The attentively listening head reflects the environments in which the chair often will be used.
The organic and ergonomic formed back is the backbone of the chair – supporting the seated person. The extensively tested nylon moulded backbone, with its exiting, thin ergonomic form, is technologically outstanding.
Hans Thyge & Co.