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“The combination of the right proportions and the overall functionality of the furniture are important to me, so in the end the furniture stands as a whole both functionally and aesthetically.”

Ronin offers a symbiosis of craftsmanship and culture. A combination of Japanese and Danish design highlighting the love of wood and materials. 



Emil Lagoni Valbak and Frederik Werner met at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts where they graduated in 2013. Frederik and Emil belong to the new generation of Danish design but follow the tradition of natural and pure Nordic design.


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What was the initial inspiration for the Ronin chair ?

“To create a combination of traditional scandinavian stick furniture with a more Japanese look. The curved backrest and seat are the elements that meet the body, and are distinguished from the frame through it’s soft and accomodating shapes.

We found inspiration in architectural arches, samourai swords and helmets.”

Can you draw the Ronin in your dream place ?


May 2022, first time for La Chance at Collectible fair in Brussels. The opportunity to show a selection of custom-made pieces as well as the 2022 novelties of the collection including the RONIN chair.

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