Poul M. Volther (1923-2001) was a Danish furniture and lighting designer. Volther was first trained as a cabinetmaker, and he would later go on to graduate as an architect from the Copenhagen school of Arts & Craft in Copenhagen. Poul M. Volther belonged to a generation of Danish architects and Designers who had solid roots in quality craftsmanship. Volther was part of a very influential group of Danish designers who valued functionalism above all else. He was against fads and trendy arrangement, but he loved simple practical designs manufactured out of fine materials.