The SHARK chair has a distinct, expressive character – almost verging on an animated design. Its slightly forward sloping posture together with the shell’s strongly curved, thin neck accentuates the chair’s graceful personality.

The chair is available in two versions. With a sledge frame SHARK is a fully designed systems product – with options for chairs linked in rows, stacking, armrests etc. A new patented coupling system has been developed which facilitates a very fast linking or unlinking of the chairs.

The chair, with tubular legs, has been designed as an all-round chair for canteens, meeting rooms, classrooms and conference rooms. There is also a specially developed suspension bracket that can be fitted on the SUB table, as well as other tables, to facilitate easy cleaning and storage.

“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.

Specifications covering all SHARK chairs

Shell colour

  • F940, white RAL 9010
  • F967, grey RAL 7037
  • F99, black

Back piece colour 

  • FS1080, green NCS ST108-G30Y
  • FS7502, anthracite NCS S7502B
  • F12, maple veneer
  • F29, walnut veneer
  • F81, oak veneer
  • F83, beech veneer
  • F940, white RAL 9010
  • F8399, black painted

Base colour   

  • 4-legged and sledge baseE90, chrome
  • 4-legged and sledge base E99, black

Swivel base:

  • E99P, black plastic
  • E980, polished aluminium



Shell: PA6 + 30% GF

Back piece: Moulded plywood painted or veneered

Base: Steel

Feet/Glides: PA6

Foam: Fire retardant

Fabric requirement: 51.0 cm

Seat height

  • Without seat upholstery: 46.5 cm
  • With seat upholstery: 47.5 cm

Seat width: 42.2 cm

Seat depth: 42.5 cm


Specifications for 4-legged chairs only

Total height: 82 cm


  • IS0111 + IS0112: 5.9 kg
  • IS0121 + IS0122: 6.2 kg

Volume: 0.403 m³ (box of 4 pcs.)

Tube dimensions: Tapered Ø16 / Ø19 x2 mm

Feet/Glides: Ø16 x2 mm

Number of chairs on storage cart: 24 pcs.

Number of stacked chairs on the floor: 10 pcs.


Specifications for sledge base chairs only

Total height

  • SHARK: 82 cm
  • SHARK Barstool: 110 cm


  • IS1111 + IS1112: 5.9 kg
  • IS1311 + IS1312: 5.9 kg
  • IS1121 + IS1122: 6.2 kg
  • IS1321 + IS1322: 6.2 kg
  • IS3111 + IS3121: 6.5 kg
  • IS3112 + IS3122: 6.5 kg


  • SHARK: 0.403 m³ (box of 4 pcs.)
  • SHARK Barstool: 0.500 m³

Wire dimension: Ø11 mm

Number of chairs on storage cart: 27 pcs.

Number of stacked chairs on the floor: 10 pcs.


Specifications for swivel chairs only

Seat height: 40.0 – 56.0 cm


  • IS0211 + IS0212: 8.3 kg
  • IS0221 + IS0222: 8.6 kg

Volume: 0.41 m³