The MG501 Cuba Chair by Carl Hansen’s Morten Gøttler is a graceful seating solution that imbues class and functionality. It has a versatile folding design allowing easy storage when needed, or alternatively, it can become a permanent addition to any modern living space. Read more here
The MG501 Cuba Chair by Carl Hansen’s Morten Gøttler is a graceful seating solution that imbues class and functionality. It has a versatile folding design allowing easy storage when needed, or alternatively, it can become a permanent addition to any modern living space.
With a beautifully shaped wooden frame that folds with ease, its lightweight design ensures functional mobility. The webbed seat and backrest mold to the body’s figure and provide a comfortable posture. Elegantly crafted from natural materials, this piece's subtle design embodies the simplicity of its Scandinavian design heritage.
Designed in 1997
Height: 76cm x Width: 61cm x Depth: 79cm (Seat Height: 39cm)
Materials & Finishes
Solid oak frame available in a variety of finishes
Seat made from cotton webbing available in natural or black
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Is the Carl Hansen MG501 Cuba Chair a good folding chair?
The MG501 is a fantastic, high-end folding lounge chair. It weighs a reasonable 10kg (22.041 lb) making it easy to manoeuvre. It has indoor and outdoor versions. Constructed from solid oak or teak struts and woven webbing, paper cord or flat-weave rope the Cuba Lounge Chair is very durable. These materials mean it needs little maintenance and is very long-lasting. It comes with a huge five-year warranty from the manufactures Carl Hansen.
How to tell if a Cuba Lounge Chair is a fake/replica?
An authentic MG501 Cuba Chair by Morten Gøttler will feature a label of authenticity under the seat which features Carl Hansen & Søn's logo, the chair’s serial number and the designer's signature. Only three carefully selected materials are available on the MG501's uniform paper cord seat. An exclusive choice of cotton webbing or natural paper cord for the indoor version of the Cuba Chair. Whereas it comes in flat woven rope for the outdoor Cuba Chair. Also, the solid oak or teak frame will feature no knots in the wood grain.
Is the Carl Hansen Cuba Chair for use outdoors?
The MG501 Cuba Chair is available as an outdoor chair in FSC™ certified teak and a flat-weave outdoor rope seat. Whereas, the indoor Cuba Chair comes in soaped, oiled or black oak with cotton webbing or paper cord.
Is the MG501 chair by Carl Hansen comfortable?
Morten Gøttler's Cuba Chair is able to offer exceptional support with a carefully woven seat and backrest (indoor: webbing and paper cord or outdoor: flat-weave rope). Further adding to this is a special folding shape designed to delicately hold the body's curves. All versions of the chair also regulate heat well with hand-woven webbing, cord or rope providing great airflow.
Is the Cuba Chair heavy?
The Cuba Chair weighs 10kg (22.041 lb) which is similar to a small dog or bicycle. Usually, the high-quality materials used to make the chair so comfortable would also make it very heavy. However, this clever design balances the limits of each element perfectly, making it easy to hang up, move and unfold.
Danish architect Morten Gøttler was originally trained in shipping but became a self-taught designer recognized for his exceptional understanding of wood.
Since opening his own design studio in 1972, Gøttler has worked with a wide range of designs – from packaging to toys to lighting – for Danish and international companies.
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Through the years, Carl Hansen & Søn has maintained a strong focus on preserving Danish design classics while continuing to expand our collection to represent influential new designers. Our goal: to gather the best, most iconic modern furniture designs under one roof.
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