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Danish designer Poul M. Volther was a prolific and insightful artist who saw potential in many things that others could not. Born in 1923, he was part of the sculpting of an iconic generation of designers that included Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner. First training as a cabinetmaker, Volther later studied furniture design at the Arts and Crafts School in Copenhagen, before taking up a position under renowned architect Børge Mogensen. The Corona Chair, perhaps his best-known piece, was first introduced to the mainstream public in 1964. The original model was crafted out of solid oak and received worldwide acclaim. He died in 2001, leaving behind the legacy of his creations, which continue to be sold and replicated all over.