• Rewool-108-light-grey-50x50

    Fabric: Re-wool, light grey +

  • Rewool-198-black-50x50

    Fabric: Re-wool, black +

  • Rewool-768-Petroleum-50x50

    Fabric: Re-wool, petroleum +

  • Hero-Cognac-50x50

    Leather: Hero, cognac +

  • Hero-black-50x50

    Leather: Hero, black +

  • Hallingdal-166-black-white-50x50

    Fabric: Hallingdal, black/white + 78 

  • Hallingdal-173-koksgraa_50x50

    Fabric: Hallingdal, black/grey + 78 

  • Hallingdal-charcoal-50x50

    Fabric: Hallingdal, charcoal + 78 

  • Hallingdal-590-Orange-50x50

    Fabric: Hallingdal, yellow/orange + 78 

  • Hallingdal-687-Roed-Bordeaux-50x50

    Fabric: Hallingdal, red/burgundy + 78 

  • Hallingdal-980-Groen-Lime-50x50

    Fabric: Hallingdal, green/lime + 78 

  • Hallingdal-457-yellow_50x50

    Fabric: Hallingdal, yellow + 78 

  • Hallingdal-750-blue_50x50

    Fabric: Hallingdal, blue + 78 

  • Hallingdal-944-green_50x50

    Fabric: Hallingdal, green + 78 


  • Chrome-steel-frame

    Chrome, wheels, gas spring +


  • Armrest-oak-nature-chrome

    Chrome: Oak nature + 241 

  • Armrest-oak-black-stained-chrome

    Chrome: Oak black painted + 241 

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Danish design

Fantastic seating comfort

6 year warranty

Produced in Denmark

VL66 – the classic VERMUND office chair


VL66 was one of the first office chairs in the world to use a gas spring for height adjustment, which is the standard for all office chairs today. VL66 – in its current iconic design with Hallingdal fabric and leather reinforcement – was designed by Vermund Larsen in 1966.

DID YOU KNOW?: Before Vermund Larsen invented height adjustment via a gas spring, the seat height was changed with a screw handle. There was no seat and backrest adjustment back in the day. In 1961, Vermund was the first in the world to use a gas spring to adjust the height of a chair. In fact, the VL66 was the whole reason that ergonomics and comfort found their way into Danish workplaces.

This classic chair is the most elegant and detailed office chair you will find, with top-notch design, comfort, and functionality. The VL66 is built on a stable beech frame with upholstery in fabric or leather, and the chair has a polished aluminum swivel base and wheels with chrome steel shells. The VL66 is finished by hand at our facilities in Aalborg.

The VL66 has a classic vintage look that exudes both quality and history. The backrest and seat provide fantastic, adjustable seating comfort, which means that you can sit for several hours without hurting your back. The ergonomic design of the VL66 shows that Vermund was far ahead of his time.


The VL66 office chair is a padded chair with a polished aluminum base. It is available in a wide range of colours in different textiles, such as Re-wool or Hallingdal by Nanna Ditzel, as well as two colours in leather. All textiles and leather surfaces are produced by Danish quality manufacturers and chairs are carefully upholstered using comfortable, high-quality foam.

The frame is made of 20% recycled steel, which reduces the environmental impact of the steel’s resource-demanding extraction process.

All chairs are finished by hand at our production facilities in Aalborg, and each chair has its own unique ID number and a 6-year warranty.

Ergonomic design: paving the way

Vermund Larsen made his first commercial designs in 1935 and quickly became one of the pioneers of comfortable, ergonomic design, which has paved the way for office chairs as we know them today.

The ergonomic curves of the VL66 seat and backrest are identical to the original chair, and so is the comfort. However, unlike most contemporary office chairs, the seat and backrest can be adjusted in height and angle independently, which puts this office chair in a class of its own. This is one of the primary reasons why it was so popular back in the 1960s and 1970s.

The elegant leather corners on the front of the seat were implemented upon request from the Danish postal service. The postal staff would move the chairs around a lot while sorting the mail, which resulted in the seat scraping against walls and table edges. The corners were therefore reinforced with leather, and this is how the chair has looked ever since.

VL66 is also available with armrests – just like the original armrests on the chair in 1966. The armrests still fit the chair’s overall shape and expression. The armrest bar has a slight inclination backwards towards the backrest, so it supports both elbow and arm as best as possible when you sit and work at a table. The wooden cushions have rounded edges so that they appear soft and comfortable. Furthermore, they are angled slightly towards the chair. In this way, the armrests become an extension of the table and provide good support and comfort for both arms and shoulders.

You can choose between a VL66 with or without armrests. Still, whatever expression you want, the VL66 is a beautiful office chair with a timeless, vintage design that fits right into the Nordic home.

The VL66 comes in a leather or fabric finish, with iconic leather corners on the front of the seat. The chair fits exceptionally well with the VL66 stool, a simple and stylish matching stool.

When talking ergonomics, it is always good to switch up your sitting position, and therefore it is also an advantage to have two different chairs.

Interior design styles with VL66

What shall I choose?

You can choose the VL66 with or without armrests; you decide which expression you want.

An armrest provides support and relief when you sit down. Armrests are a benefit when you work at a table, as the armrests are an extension of the table and provide good support for both arms and shoulders. The armrests also offer additional comfort when you sit in the chair and want to give your arms a break.

The armrests come in two different variants of oak – natural and black painted. It is a matter of taste which wooden surface is best suited to the selected leather or textile. However, we recommend choosing an armrest in natural oak for cognac-coloured leather for aesthetic reasons. The metal surface of the armrest always matches the frame.

The armrests have no adjustment options. They are as they are – just like the original armrests on the chair in 1966, and they still fit perfectly with the chair’s overall shape and expression. The armrest bar has a slight inclination towards the backrest, supporting the elbow and arm best possible. We have rounded the wooden cushions, and they are comfortable to use. They are angled slightly towards the chair and provide good support and comfort.

Both leather and fabrics are excellent choices for this office chair – it depends on what you want. Leather is easy to clean, while it is softer to sit on fabrics, especially when using the chair for several hours at a time.

You can choose between Hallingdal fabric, Re-wool fabric and Hero leather.

The original chair had Hallingdal fabric, designed by Nanna Ditzel, and the chair still looks great in this classic vintage look. This fabric consists of 70% wool and 30% viscose, which adds shine and depth to the colours and provides good seating comfort. Hallingdal was initially designed in 1965 and is still a popular and durable choice in the furniture industry.

Re-wool is a beautiful fabric consisting of 45% new wool, 45% recycled wool, and 10% polyamide, which provides high durability and good seating comfort. It is a textile with a sustainable profile with a modern yet classic look that will last for many years.

Hero leather is durable and has a cleaning-friendly surface. In addition, it has a uniform leather structure and will retain its look for many years.

If you want a different type of textile or leather, this is also possible, as we have an in-house upholstery workshop – contact our customer service for an offer.

You can see the difference between Hallingdal and Re-wool fabric here:

Re-wool 198 Re-wool

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Star base, polished aluminium: Ø61 cm

Castors, chrome: 5x Ø5 cm double soft

Adjustable seat height, 44-64 cm

Adjustable seat angle

Adjustable back angle/height

Approved accordingly to DS/EN 1335

Weight: 10,0 kg



To preserve the appearance and tactile beauty of the leather, we recommend regular vacuuming of the furniture, preferably every week. Avoid detergents, ammonia, oils, polishes, varnishes, etc.


We recommend regular vacuuming of the furniture, preferably every week. You can remove most stains with lukewarm water, using a clean, white cotton cloth


Wipe the surface with a damp lint-free cloth and wipe with a dry cloth. Never use abrasive products 


Wipe the wooden surface with a damp lint-free cloth and wipe with a dry cloth. For ongoing maintenance of the wood, you can use oil. Oil will maintain the glow of the wood: Use a furniture oil in nature for wooden surfaces in walnut, natural oak, and smoked oak. Use a white pigmented furniture oil for oiled white oak.