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Chalmers University — Sit well, study better
The new facility, which provides a meeting place for education, research, and interaction with the public, is a part of Tracks: Chalmers’ new model of education which will modernize and future-proof studies in a world which is developing ever more rapidly. It will be a place to experience modern challenge-driven learning, extended perspectives, new and innovative approaches, and deeper interdisciplinary collaborations.
Jørgen Rasmussen was born in Odense on April 26, 1931. He graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1955 and in 1957, Jørgen and his twin brother, Ib, started their own studio with a focus on single-family houses.
In 1958, Jørgen Rasmussen and his brother began working for KEVI A/S. The twins designed a villa for Kevi’s CEO, Bent Harlang. The chemistry between them was good and they were asked to design chairs for the company. Primarily Jørgen took on this assignment and designed Kevi, which by the 1960s had become a multi-purpose work chair for both the office and home.
"Some chairs are too technical, but with Kevi we have tried to keep it simple to secure a durable and comfortable chair", Jørgen Rasmussen.
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