“A piece of architecture that feels both inviting and serious, inside and outside. A building that should not seem intimidating but at the same time its function and thus positioning in society should be respected”. These were the wishes for the 4000 square feet big city court in Svendborg, which was completed in 2015. Outer factors that should create reverberation when one passed the large copper-clad walls and stepped inside the building.
To fulfill the task of the project, the Danish architectural firm Erik Arkitekter was in charge. They should create a place where security was paramount, but at the same time it should be an inviting and comfortable place for employees, as well as visitors to be.
The building houses courtrooms, meeting rooms, offices and open reception and waiting areas. The latter became a place where Erik Jørgensen furniture was a good match to the criteria listed.
Erik Arkitekter and Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik chose that the flexible EJ 2100 should be the furniture to adorn the open waiting areas of the city court. The areas should invite one to sit down and relax for a while, however it should not be a place that felt too intimate – comfort and professionalism therefore became the key-words to formation of the modular seating furniture EJ 2100.
The design duo behind EJ 2100, Friis and Moltke says that good design is functional, and EJ 2100 is a good example of such. The bench is built into elements that can be combined in a myriad of ways. To the city court in Svendborg it was decided that EJ 2100 should be designed as benches in stringent lines and smaller set-ups in soft s-shaped arches with backrests.
EJ 2100 is a furniture that is optimized for standing in a well-attended room as it is created with emphasis on long durability and easy maintenance. In addition, EJ 2100 is also a furniture that emphasizes the room’s architecture. With the graphic’s graphic and simple form, it is in beautiful line with the lines in Byrett’s architecture.